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Weekend Events (Aug 1-3, 2008)

by Matt B on July 31st, 2008

' The annual three-day festival, Lollapalooza, takes place this weekend with performances by Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, and many, many more. (Aug 1-3)

flag of australia' Play a game of Australian football at 6 p.m. in Waveland Park thanks to Chicago United's Friday Night Metro. Everyone is welcome to participate, and coaches are on hand to explain the rules. (Aug 1, 15, Sept 20)

' Ready? OK! Matthew Hollis and the Power of Cheer pick up their pom-poms and put on their best cheers in Let's Go Love! (Aug 1-3)

' Get your shop on at the Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale, where more than a dozen stores will offer great discounts. Use the Andersonville Re-Bag for a chance to win a neighborhood shopping spree. (Aug 1-3)

disco ball' The 14th annual Retro on Roscoe features more than 30 bands playing music from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Come check out the antique car show, arts and crafts vendors, food from local restaurants, and chili from 25 contestants in the Windy City Chili Cook-Off. (Aug 2-3)

' Grammy-nominated DJ and activist Moby will be spinning at Vision Nightclub. (Aug 2)

' The third annual South Shore Triathlon along Chicago's south side lakefront passes the Museum of Science and Industry and other landmarks. Adult and kid divisions are available. (Aug 2)

trumpet' The Uptown Summer Unity Festival has moved to Clarendon Park but still features plenty of dancing, poetry, gospel, rock, funk, blues, and jazz. (Aug 2)

' The 28th annual Belize Day in the Park (Washington Park, that is) features DJs, ethnic food, and live regional music. (Aug 3)

' Serbfest is a cultural celebration at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral with Serbian cuisine, music, and kids' activities. (Aug 1-3)

Photo credit: (c/o SXC) Laurel Emo, Dave Di Biase

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