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Memorial Day Weekend 2008

by Matt B on May 22nd, 2008

• Learn about the causes and outcomes of earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and more at The Field Museum’s new exhibit, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters. (through Jan 4)

thunder from down under• The Las Vegas male revue Thunder from Down Under is coming to Chicago for a 75-minute performance at Crobar. Meet and greet the hunky hotties after the show. (May 23)

• Grab your tent and your sleeping bags and head down to Three Sisters Park for Summer Camp 2008. The weekend event features over 60 bands, including moe., the Flaming Lips, and OAR. (May 23-25)

• The R-rated, Tony Award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q is in town for a limited time at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. A college graduate with big dreams and small funds moves to New York City, where he and some interesting neighbors (including a few foul-mouthed puppets) struggle with jobs, love, and what to do with a B.A. in English. (through Jun 7)

american flag• With over 10,000 participants, the Memorial Day Parade through downtown is one of the largest in the country. The parade begins at 12 noon and proceeds south on State Street from Wacker Drive to Van Buren Street. (May 24)

Donna Summer discusses her music career during a live interview with Dedry Jones, owner of The Music Experience. The event celebrates the release of her new album, Crayons. (May 24)

• At Pimprov, five actors portray pimps attempting to perform an improv comedy show at the Chemically Imbalanced Theatre. (through Jun 28)

bike the driveLake Shore Drive is shut down for five hours for the Seventh Annual Bike the Drive. From 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., the course runs between Hollywood Avenue and 57th Street. Hit up the after-party at Butler Field in Grant Park. (May 25)

• The Blue Bayou throws its Fifth Annual Rockin’ Crawfish Boil, a weekend-long party including all-you-can-eat jambalaya, gumbo, and seafood straight from the French Quarter. (May 24-25)

• The indoor/outdoor Fifth Annual Randolph Street Market Festival features antiques and vintage collectibles from over 200 dealers. (May 24-25)

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