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Weekend Quickies (Aug 15-17, 2008)

by Matt B on August 14th, 2008

' The Croatian Fest features a huge roast of 75 lambs and over 10 whole pigs at the St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church. The festivities include homemade foods, ethnic dancing, and a beer garden. (Aug 15)

chicago air water show' This weekend marks the 50th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show. Arrive early and claim your spot at either North Avenue Beach or Oak Street Beach, where you'll see the Blue Angels, the Golden Knights parachute team, an F-22 Raptor, and much more. (Aug 15-17)

' The third annual North Side Summerfest features live music from over a dozen artists and bands and plenty of food and crafts vendors. (Aug 15-17)

' Attracting thousands of visitors, the Edison Park Fest includes a parade, a dog show, live music, and a beer garden. (Aug 15-17)

raven' Chase Park introduces The Raven, a two-day festival that will benefit the construction of a new playground. Enjoy live entertainment, food from local restaurants, a marketplace, and kids' activities. (Aug 16-17)

' Sheffield's is throwing its very first Blues and Barbecue Fest, a party which includes pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and draft beer. (Aug 16)

' If you like scary movies, you'll love Terror in the Aisles at the Portage Theater. Fright-flick fans (some in costumes) will show up for this 13-hour movie marathon which features a live charity auction and prizes. (Aug 16-17)

naked art' There are naked people in the museum! Go on a hunt for nudity in paintings and sculptures as part of the Watson Adventures' Naked at the Museum Scavenger Hunt in the Art Institute of Chicago. (Aug 16)

' Take your dog for a 90-minute, narrated boat tour along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan as part of the Mercury Canine Cruise. Water and treats are provided for the pets, and all pooches much be leashed. (Every Sunday through Sept 28)

' At Navy Pier, the Chicago Turkish World Festival features music, folk dancing, food, cultural presentations, and merchandise from Turkey, Macedonia, Bosnia, and Albania. (Aug 16-17)

Photo credit: City of Chicago, (c/o SXC) Lisa Langell, unbearable lightness

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