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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events >> DCASE News & Events - June 2018

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JUNE 2018

Featured Events
Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Alexis Rockman_ The Great Lakes Cycle _Alexis Rockman _American_ b. 1962_. Cascade_ 2015. Oil and alkyd on wood panel. 72 x 144 inches. Commissioned by Grand Rapids Art Museum with funds provided by Peter Wege_ Jim and Mary Nelson_ John and Muriel Halick_ Mary B. Loupee_ and Karl and Patricia Betz. Grand Rapids Art Museum_ 2015.19_
June 1 & 2
Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park
June 8-10
Millennium Park
Enjoy consecutive weekends of Chicago's great music legacy on stage in Millennium Park! Admission to both is FREE! Full schedules and more information at and
June 2- October 1
Chicago Cultural Center
The free admission exhibition is a multi-faceted project that explores the past, present and future of North America's Great Lakes - one of the world's most emblematic and ecologically significant ecosystems. For more information, visit
June Events
Chicago City MarketsUniversity of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series10_000 Kisses
Chicago City Markets
Through October
Various Locations

Presented by
Country Financial
Chicago Cultural Center
June 1-30
Chicago Cultural Center
Lurie Garden Plant SaleMillennium Park WorkoutsMaxwell Street Market
Millennium Park, Lurie Garden   
Millennium Park Workouts
Tues., Thurs. & Sat.
June 2 - September 1
Millennium Park
Maxwell Street Market
June 3, 10, 17 & 24  
800 S. Desplaines St. 

Presented by
Country Financial 
Chamber MondaysChicago Blues Festival Preview featuring Sharon LewisChicago Blues Festival_ Bridges To The Blues Showcase _Kenny _Beedy Eyes_ Smith pictured_
June 4 & 25 
Chicago Cultural Center
June 4 
Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.
Chicago Cultural Center
Millennium Park Summer Film SeriesDame Myra Hess ConcertsInternational Screenings Program_ REEL MUSIC _Liza_ The Fox-Fairy pictured_
Millennium Park Summer Film Series  
Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26
Millennium Park
Chicago Cultural Center 
Chicago Cultural Center 
Stomping Grounds_Chicago Cultural Center Tour for visitors who are blind or have low visionRaptors_
Millennium Park
Chicago Cultural Center
June 12
Millennium Park, Lurie Garden
Grant Park Music FestivalChicago Immigrant StoriesMillennium Park Summer Music Series _Jos_ James pictured_
Grant Park Music Festival
June 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29 & 30
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Millennium Park Music Series
June 18, 21 & 28  
Millennium Park
WTTW Saturday Film Series_ Coming Out A 50 Year HistoryArt In the GardenSunday Science_ Inside a Flower
Chicago Cultural Center
Art In The Garden
June 24 
Millennium Park, Lurie Garden
Millennium Park, Lurie Garden
Family Fun FestivalWildlifeChicago SummerDance
Family Fun Festival
Weekdays, June 25 -August 10
Millennium Park
June 26
Millennium Park, Lurie Garden
Chicago SummerDance
June 28, 29 & 30
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
Gardener_s Plant WalkCleveland Dean_ Recto_Verso _ Duality of a Fragile Egode-skinned_ duk ju l kim recent work
Millennium Park, Lurie Garden
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Xavier Toubes_ Descriptions Without a Place. PushMoon4Scott Stack_ Interior and ExteriorKeith Haring_ The Chicago Mural  _Photo by_ Marcelino Y. Fahd_
Through July 29
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural
Through September 23
Chicago Cultural Center
Bronzeville Echoes_ Faces and Places of Chicago_s African American MusicStand Up for Landmarks_ Protests_ Posters _ Pictures
Chicago Cultural Center
City Gallery on the Historic Water Tower

Featured News
George Clinton
Taste of Chicago Concert Tickets Are On Sale Now
Taste of Chicago, the world's largest free food festival, features delicious eats from over 70 restaurants and food vendor. Come for the food, but stay for then celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, dance performances, family fun and concerts by Brandi Carlile, Juanes, yasiin bey & Talib Kweli are Black Star, The Flaming Lips and George Clinton. Concert seating tickets start at just $18 and are on sale now at
Taste Oasis
Get Your Taste Oasis Day Passes
The Taste of Chicago will feature a new Taste Oasis, an air conditioned lounge in Butler Field offering tasty bites, cold water, a private bar, executive washrooms, music and more. Taste Oasis will be open throughout normal Taste of Chicago festival hours, but it's a particularly great spot to hang out before and after the Petrillo Music Shell Concerts. Day passes for this exclusive area are $50 and are on sale now at
Free, Free, Free!
Stars of Tomorrow 2018: Intonation's Youth Arts Fest
Intonation Music
Saturday, June 2, 11am-6pm
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
Bring a blanket, a picnic and settle in for this all-day FREE community arts extravaganza taking place at Kennicott Park in Chicago's beautiful Kenwood neighborhood. The fest will also feature a community dance party, and hands-on activities such as a Musical Petting Zoo, Face Painting, a photo booth, guitar raffle and delicious food for purchase. With over 200 students performing, this will be the youth arts event of the year!  

Intonation Music is a Chicago Park District Arts Partner in Residence, and Stars of Tomorrow is presented in partnership with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Night Out in the Parks.
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