MAY

FRI/28
Chicago Lakefront Beaches Season Opening

May 28-September 6. The Chicago Park District manages the city’s 26 miles of open and free lakefront. Swimming is permitted and lifeguards are on duty at all beaches from 11am-7pm, unless otherwise posted (select beaches open earlier from June 21-August 15). For questions, call (312)742-3224 or (312)742-7529. Free.

SUN/30
Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive is closed down so that bike riders can cruise it car-free. Proceeds benefit the Active Transportation Alliance. Columbus and Jackson. 5:30am-10:30am. Register onine: bikethedrive.org/sign-up. $45 for non-ATA members.

MON/31
Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays—Hum, and Volcano

This series of eclectic music begins its second season. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 6:30pm-9pm. Free.

JUNE

TUE/1
Millennium Park at Noon: The Gaudete Brass Quintet

This Midwest-based group presents an hour of brass chamber music. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Kickoff with Scott Burns
Every Tuesday evening from June 1 through September 28, the Museum of Contemporary Art presents free jazz concerts. Bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair ($5) and nosh on hotdogs and hamburgers–available ala cart–or reserve a spot at the dinner buffet for $22 a person. The Creation Station also provides a chance to create your own art. Scott Burns kicks off the season tonight. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 5:30pm-8pm. (312)397-4034 for dinner reservations.

WED/2
Millennium Park at Noon: Doug Lofstrom and the New Quartet
A piano, violin, reed and drum quartet performs an hour of original music written by composer Doug Lofstrom. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

THU/3
Millennium Park at Noon: Sandeep

The New York City-based soul singer performs live. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

Music Without Borders: Balkan Beat Box with The Very Best
Hear a double-billed live concert with groups from all over the world for free each Thursday night from June 3 through July 22. Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 6:30pm. Free.

365 Sketches
June 3-13. 365 sketches in 26 different shows, directed by 26 local directors, on ten nights. “Dancing with the Devil,” directed by Mary Jo Bolduc. 8pm. “Diversity Chicken,” directed by Jason Fleece. 10pm. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

FRI/4
365 Sketches

“Zombie Space Aliens,” directed by Regan Davis. 8pm. “Dried and Cured Meats,” directed by Rebekah Walendzak. 10pm. “The End of the World,” directed by Rinska Prestinary. Midnight. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

SAT/5
ALSO’s 15th Annual Walk for Peace and Celebration

The Alliance of Local Service Organizations leads this walk against community violence. Following the walk, a celebration with food, performances and family activities will take place. Starting location at Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western. Ending location at Humboldt Park Stables, 3015 W. Division. 10am-2pm.

57th Street Art Fair
June 5-6. Chicago’s oldest juried art fair features an art buying boot camp. 57th Street, between Kenwood and Kimbark. (773)493-3247. 11am-6pm. Free.

Gospel Music Festival
June 5-6. Two days, three stages, over fifty performances, all gospel. Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir headline the first day in the Pritzker Pavilion. Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 11am-9pm. Free.

Pilsen Mural Photos Exhibition
June 5-6. The last two days of this exhibit take place this weekend. Fogata Village restaurant, 1820 S. Ashland. (312) 850-1702. 8am-10:30pm. Free.

Q101’s Jamboree—Three Days Grace, Ok Go, Flobots, Seether
First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre, 19100 S Ridgeland, Tinley Park. Noon. Starting at $10.

365 Sketches
“An Affair to Whatever,” directed by Dunbar Dicks. 8pm. “While On My Way to Hell,” directed by Rebecca Langguth. 10pm. “Weenus,” directed by Derek Van Tassel. Midnight. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

SUN/6
Fiddler’s Picnic

Bring your instruments and take part in this open-air jam session presented by the University of Chicago Folklore Society. Hutchinson Courtyard (behind Mandel Hall) at 57th Street and University Avenue on the UofC campus. 12pm-5pm. Free. uofcfolk.org for more information.

Gospel Music Festival
Grammy and Dove award-winning artist Fred Hammond caps off a full day of Gospel music. Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 11am-9pm. Free.

365 Sketches
“Shows You Would Never See If You Didn’t Know Someone in the Cast,” directed by Scott Olsen. 7pm. “Chekhov in the Trailer Park,” directed by Rich Baker. 9pm. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

MON/7
Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays–She & Him
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

Edible Audible Picnic: Solvent
Features a diverse group of DJs and live bands on Mondays and select Saturdays from June 7 through September 4. The series begins with Toronto-based robot composer, Solvent. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 12pm-1pm. Free.

365 Sketches
“Jerk Sandwich,” directed by Lillie Frances and “Red, White and Beer,” directed by Wendi Weber. 8pm. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

TUE/8
Millennium Park at Noon: Roosevelt Purifoy

The blues piano player performs live outdoors. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

365 Sketches
“Twi-lite,” directed by Janna Sobel and “Disco Heaven,” directed by David Rocco Facchini. 8pm. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Brent Kimbrough
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4034. 5:30pm-8pm. $5 lawn seats, $22 dinner buffet.

WED/9
365 Sketches

“Fools Rush Where Angels Fear to Tread,” directed by John Hildreth and “A Thing I Wrote,” directed by Chris Othic. 8pm. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

THU/10
Millennium Park at Noon: Otis Taylor
The multi-instrument (guitar, mandolin, banjo and more) blues artist performs live. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

Music Without Borders: Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba
Music from Africa. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

365 Sketches
“Boris vs. Nature,” directed by Becky Eldridge. 8pm. “Oblique Oblige,” directed by Rose Kruger. 10pm. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

FRI/11
Chicago Blues Festival
June 11-June 13. The largest free blues music festival in the world. Grant Park, Jackson and Columbus. (312)744-3315. 11am-9:30pm. Free.

Latin BAD Moonlight Cruise
Grammy-nominated Angel Melendez performs aboard a cruise ship. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. :(877)299-7783. Board by 12:15am, Cruise 12:45-2:30am. $35.90.

Millennium Park at Noon: Wildsang
This duo combines Piedmont and Delta blues. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

365 Sketches
“What If They Held a Peace Rally and Nobody Came?,” directed by Amanda Rountree. 8pm. “St. Drunken’s Day,” directed by Mary Williamson. 10pm. “Dear Cancer,” directed by Tony Soto. Midnight. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

SAT/12
The Metronome Celebration
June 12-13. A rock stage, a punk stage and a folk stage round out this two-day festival. Dogs welcome. Milwaukee at Armitage and Western. (773)934-6451. Noon-10pm. $5.

Millennium Park at Noon: Sarah and the Tall Boys
Sarah Potenza Crossman fronts this indie blues/country/folk group. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

Red Bull Stomping Ground BMX Competition
A factory lot is turned into an urban BMX course for one day as riders like Cam White and Anthony Napolitan compete. Elston and Augusta. 4pm-7pm. $10. redbullstompingground.com.

61st Annual Old Town Art Fair
june 12-13. Two hundred and sixty artists exhibiting, as well as music, children’s activities, tours and a garden walk during this two-day fair. Lincoln and Wisconsin. $7 suggested donation, kids under twelve are admitted for free.

365 Sketches
“You Know–Like the End of the World,” directed by Bina Martin. 8pm. “Whose Afraid of Virginia, Wolf?,” directed by Rachel Staelens. 10pm. “Barflies at the Beach,” directed by Danni Parpan. Midnight. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

Wells Street Art Fair
June 12-13. A wide variety of fine art in various mediums along with music and children’s activities. On Wells, between North and Division. (312)744-3315. 10am-10pm. Free.

SUN/13
Millennium Park at Noon: Jazz String Quintet

Composer and saxophonist Jim Gailloreto and his group blend classical music and jazz together. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

365 Sketches
“Farewell to Monster Island,” directed by Trish Vignolia. 7pm. “Curtain Call,” directed by Jen Ellison. 9pm. Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org for tickets or at the door. $10.

The Second City’s Old Town Neighborhood Tour

This walking tour both entertains and informs by highlighting the architecture, history and development of Old Town as well as various Second City alumni haunts and stories that go with them. Tour begins at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells. 1pm. 312-337-3992. $15.

MON/14
Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays–Tony Allen with Great Lake Swimmers

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. Noon. Free.

Edible Audible Picnic: The Cool Kids
This Chicago-based hip-hop duo performs live. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 12pm-1pm. Free.

TUE/15
Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 11am and 3pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Hanah Jon Taylor
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4034. 5:30pm-8pm. $5 lawn seats, $22 dinner buffet.

WED/16
Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 11am. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival: Vivaldi–Four Seasons
Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä performs in her Chicago debut. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

The Second City’s Old Town Neighborhood Tour

This walking tour both entertains and informs by highlighting the architecture, history and development of Old Town as well as various Second City alumni haunts and stories that go with them. Tour begins at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells. 4pm. 312-337-3992. $15.

Theatre on the Lake—The Second City’s 50th Anniversary Revue
June 16-June 20. Right off the lake in Lincoln Park sits a four hundred seat outdoor three-quarters thrust stage arena. Second City Theatre Company presents their 50th Anniversary Revue. Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, (312)742-7529. Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 6:30pm. $17.50.

THU/17
Chicago SummerDance: Tango

Four days a week (Thurs-Sun) you can receive dance instruction for everything from Salsa to Swing to Hellenic Folk and then practice those moves as live bands play, all under the stars in Grant Park. Refreshments sold. SummerDance begins tonight with Tango, to the sounds of Raul Jaurena & Tangata featuring Eduardo Nijensohn. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 6pm-7pm, live music from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 10:30am. Free.

Music Without Borders: Dandana, A Celebration of Muslim Voices featuring Tinariwen with Monajat Yulchieva
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

FRI/18
Chicago SummerDance: Salsa
Lisa “La Boriqua” teaches Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Salsa. Carpacho y su Super Combo performs. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 6pm-7pm, live music from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival: Beethoven–Mass in C Major
Haydn’s Te Deum and Hindemith’s Nobilissima Visione will also be performed. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 11am. Free.

“House on the Lake” BAD Moonlight Cruise
Euro-style house music, an hors d’oeuvres buffet and drink specials. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. (877)299-7783. Board 10pm, Cruise 10:30-12:30am. $35.90.

Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Experience traditional Scottish culture through music, dance and sports like the hammer toss and the caber toss. On the Oakbrook Polo Grounds, 700 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. (708)447-5092. 4pm-10pm. Children under twelve are free. Adults, $9.

Taste of Randolph Street
Try food from some of the area’s best restaurants and take in chef demos and live music. 900 W. Randolph. (773)665-4682. 5pm-11pm. $10.

SAT/19
Chicago SummerDance: Big Band Swing
A Jitterbug lesson with the Outcast Jazz Band performing. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 6pm-7pm, live music from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free.

Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts

This fair features nearly 400 artists, craftspeople and antique dealers, food from thirty restaurants and three stages of entertainment. 600 Main, Evanston. (847)328-2204. 10am-9pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival: Beethoven—Mass in C Major
Haydn’s Te Deum and Hindemith’s Nobilissima Visione will also be performed. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 7:30pm. Free.

Millennium Park at Noon: Midwest Young Artists
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

Puerto Rican Parade
Cultural floats, music and dancing. Columbus from Balbo to Monroe. Noon start time. Free.

Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Experience traditional Scottish culture through music, dance and sports like the hammer toss and the caber toss. On the Oakbrook Polo Grounds, 700 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. (708)447-5092. 4pm-10pm. Children under twelve are free. Adults, $14.

Taste of Randolph Street
June 19-20. Food vendors and Lucero performs at 8:30pm. 900 W. Randolph. (773)665-4682. 2pm-11pm. $10.

SUN/20
Chicago SummerDance: Ballroom
A Rhumba lesson and the Teddy Lee Orchestra performs. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 4pm-5pm, live music from 5pm-7pm. Free.

Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts

This fair features nearly 400 artists, craftspeople and antique dealers, food from thirty restaurants and three stages of entertainment. 600 Main, Evanston. (847)328-2204. 10am-9pm. Free.

Millennium Park at Noon: Trio Elan
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

The Second City’s Old Town Neighborhood Tour

This walking tour both entertains and informs by highlighting the architecture, history and development of Old Town as well as various Second City alumni haunts and stories that go with them. Tour begins at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells. 1pm. 312-337-3992. $15.

Taste of Randolph Street
Food vendors and Califone, Funkadesi and Superchunk cap the night’s musical performances, beginning at 7pm. 900 W. Randolph. (773)665-4682. 2pm-9pm. $10.

MON/21
Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays–The Books with Via Tania
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. Noon. Free.

Edible Audible Picnic: Dosh
Dosh brings his unique combination of electro-acoustic music, rock instruments and live sampling to the stage. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 12pm-1pm. Free.

TUE/22
Millennium Park at Noon: Dave Miller Band

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph. (312)742-1168. 12pm-1pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Julia Huff
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4034. 5:30pm-8pm. $5 lawn seats, $22 dinner buffet.

WED/23
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks: Salsa
Mambo Mike teaches a Salsa and ChaCha lesson while Willie Gomez con Cache Orchestra performs. Humbolt Park Boat House, 1359 N. Sacramento. Lessons from 6pm-7pm, live music from 7pm-9pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival: Beethoven–Pink Martini
The off-beat ensemble joins the Grant Park Orchestra. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 11am. Free.

The Second City’s Old Town Neighborhood Tour

This walking tour both entertains and informs by highlighting the architecture, history and development of Old Town as well as various Second City alumni haunts and stories that go with them. Tour begins at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells. 4pm. 312-337-3992. $15.

Theatre on the Lake–The Glorious Ones
June 23-June 27. The Bohemian Theatre Ensemble presents “The Glorious Ones.” Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, (312)742-7529. Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 6:30pm. $17.50.

THU/24
Chicago SummerDance: Syrian Folk-Pop and Dabke

Erika Ochoa teaches Middle Eastern Bellydance and Omar Souleyman performs. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 6pm-7pm, live music from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free.

Chicago Underground Film Festival
June 24-27. “The Wild Hunt,” winner of best Canadian first feature at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival makes its Midwest premiere. Co-writer and star Mark. A. Krupa takes questions afterwards. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 8pm.

Millennium Park at Noon: Mazes
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. Noon. Free.

Music Without Borders: Noche Mexicana, Doc Severinsen and El Ritmo de la Vida with Sones de Mexico Ensemble
A night of Mexican music and Latin rhythms. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

FRI/25
Chicago SummerDance: Swing
Tommye Giacchino and Gregory Day teach East Coast Swing and the Thomas Gunther Jazz Band performs. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 6pm-7pm, live music from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free.

Chicago Underground Film Festival
“Visionaries: Jonas Mekas and the (mostly) American Avant-Garde,” directed by Chuck Workman. 8:15pm. “Shorts Program Two: School Of Velocity.” 9:15pm. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. $10.

Grant Park Music Festival: Beethoven—The Pulitzer Project
Three early winners of this classical music prize are performed including “A Free Song,” “Appalachian Spring Suite” and “The Canticle of the Sun.” Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

Millennium Park at Noon: Susan Cook, Sherwood Academy
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. Noon. Free.

Pride BAD Moonlight Cruise
A DJ, hors d’oeuvres buffet and Pride parade theme. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. (877)299-7783. Board 12:15am, Cruise 12:45-2:30am. $35.90.

Taste of Chicago
June 25-July 4. The annual summer food behemoth includes over fifty local vendors—eleven are new to the festival–and daily chef demonstrations and concerts. Michigan and Congress. (312)744-3315. 11am-9pm. Free admission.

SAT/26
Chicago Caribbean JerkFest
Jamaican jerk chicken, curries, patties, rotis and more along with musical performances. Stateway Garden Park, 3658 S. State. chitownjerkfest.com/. 11am-10pm. $10 for adults. Children under 10 are free.

Chicago SummerDance: Chicago Steppin’
The Majestic Gents give a Steppin’ lesson and DJ Mellow Khris spins. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 6pm-7pm, live music from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free.

Chicago Underground Film Festival
“Shorts Program One: F Is For Fate.” 1:15pm. “American Jihadist.” 3pm. “Life is Unpredictable: Films by Jonas Mekas.” 4:45pm. “Some Days Are Better Than Others,” preceeded by the animated music video, “Anonanimal,” created for Andrew Bird. 7pm. “Americatown.” 9:15pm. “Shorts Program Three: Television Personalities.” 9:30pm. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. $10.

Grant Park Music Festival: Beethoven–The Pulitzer Project
Three early winners of this classical music prize are performed including “A Free Song,” “Appalachian Spring Suite” and “The Canticle of the Sun.” Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 7:30pm. Free.

Green Music Fest
June 26-27. A music line-up put together by Subterranean, an eco-friendly vendor village and family activities. On Chicago, between Ashland and Noble. (312)850-9390. Noon-10pm. $5.

Millennium Park at Noon: Pauline Conneely Ronan and Friends
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. Noon. Free.

Tour de Fat
New Belgium Brewing sponsors this beer and bike event. Costume up, ride over and partake in brews with $5 beer tokens and a bike parade, followed by performances. All proceeds go to bicycle and environmental organizations. 9am-4pm. Palmer Square Park, 3000-3200 W. Palmer. Pre-reg at newbelgium.com/files/shared/TDFRideWaiver2010.pdf.

SUN/27
Chicago SummerDance: Salsa and Mambo

Lisa “La Boriqua” gives a Merengue, Bachata, ChaCha and Salsa dance lesson and Afinca’o performs. Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan. Lessons from 4pm-5pm, live music from 5pm-7pm. Free.

Chicago Underground Film Festival
“Erie.” 1pm. “Shorts Program Four: East Meets West.” 1:15pm. “Shorts Program Five: Night Watching.” 3pm. “Scrappers.” 4:45pm. “Chicago Premiere of Shorts Program Six: The Unconscious Uncorked.” 6pm. “Putty Hill.” 7pm. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. $10.

Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade
The forty-first annual Pride Parade features floats, music and politicians. Halsted and Belmont. (773)348-8243. Noon. Free.

Millennium Park at Noon: Jazz Formation
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. Noon. Free.

The Second City’s Old Town Neighborhood Tour

This walking tour both entertains and informs by highlighting the architecture, history and development of Old Town as well as various Second City alumni haunts and stories that go with them. Tour begins at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells. 1pm. 312-337-3992. $15.

MON/28
Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays—Huntsville and On Fillmore
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. Noon. Free.

Edible Audible Picnic: I Am Robot and Proud
I Am Robot and Proud combines electronic and organic instrumentation and makes his Chicago debut. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 12pm-1pm. Free.

TUE/29
Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 11am and 3pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Fred Anderson
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4034. 5:30pm-8pm. $5 lawn seats, $22 dinner buffet.

WED/30
Grant Park Music Festival: Muzyka Polska

In celebration of Chopin’s 200th birthday, his first piano concerto and work by other noted Polish composers are performed. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 8pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-1168. 11am. Free.

The Second City’s Old Town Neighborhood Tour

This walking tour both entertains and informs by highlighting the architecture, history and development of Old Town as well as various Second City alumni haunts and stories that go with them. Tour begins at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells. 4pm. 312-337-3992. $15.

Theatre on the Lake: Abigail’s Party
June 30-July 4. A Red Orchid Theatre presents ” Abigail’s Party.”
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, (312)742-7529. Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 6:30pm. $17.50.

June events compiled by Elias Cepeda