Ideas For A Fabulous Weekend In Chicago

Dated: July 29 2021

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The JDC Group has you covered if you are looking for fun things to do this weekend.

Time to get out and enjoy our beautiful city! 

 Check out these upcoming events this weekend...

Chinatown Summer Fair

July 31st | 12 PM to 10 PM

August 1st, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the region, Chinatown Summer Fair is a true celebration of Far East beauty and culture including food, art, and music located on Wentworth Avenue from Cermak Avenue to 24th Place in Chicago.

This neighborhood street festival will open with a lion dance procession at 12:30 p.m., a welcome at 1 p.m. on the main stage, followed by Asian performances, kung fu demonstrations, samplings from Chinatown’s restaurants & unique gift shops, arts & crafts exhibits, street vendors with an array of merchandise, and a children’s area–a fabulous family event !!!

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Andersonville Sidewalk Sale

JULY 29-AUGUST 1, 2021 9 AM-9 PM daily(hours vary by business) 

Participating businesses spanning from 4800 to 5900 N. Clark Street and the adjacent side streets will expand their storefronts to line the sidewalks with summer sales, bargain antiques, one-of-a-kind merchandise, fashion apparel, and local treasures.

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Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now

June 19th - October 3, 2021

MCA - Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art, Fourth Floor

Chicago has been a center for comics for decades—a haven not only for making and publishing cartoons but also for innovating on the medium. Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now tells the story of the art form in the influential city through the work of Chicago’s many cartoonists: known, under-recognized, and up-and-coming. 

The exhibition traces the evolution of comics in Chicago, as cartoonists ventured beyond the pages of newspapers and into experimental territory including long-form storytelling, countercultural critique, and political activism. Chicago Comics examines styles, schools of thought, and modes of publication across six decades of cartooning, including works from artists who are changing the medium today. The exhibition seeks to bring to the fore artists of color who were previously under-recognized throughout their careers. In this pursuit, the exhibition features archival material previously not seen in museums and offers a revised history of the art form. Represented throughout this timeline are special sections that highlight key artists including Kerry James Marshall, Lynda Barry, and Chris Ware. 

How do cartoonists work? How do they collaborate? What tools do they use to build rich worlds and characters? Alongside familiar three-panel cartoons, Chicago Comics showcases developmental sketches, dioramas, and even sculptures, offering a glimpse into the artistic processes of cartoonists. By tracing the relationships between these artists—as thinkers, makers, and often teachers—the exhibition reveals how Chicago emerged as a vibrant community and center for innovation in the medium. 

Through deep research into the many communities of makers, Chicago Comics offers an unprecedented portrait of sixty years of cartooning and celebrates an artistic community that continues to thrive today—one that could have only been fostered here in Chicago.

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Julie Chesne

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