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Weekend Stuff (Aug 8-10, 2008)

by Matt B on August 7th, 2008

' Celebrate with more than 35 music and dance acts at the Caribbean Festival at Union Park. The festival features traditional food, art, a talent show, and more. (Aug 8-10)

ted allen' The 51st annual Gold Coast Art Fair displays work from over 350 artists along with food and wine vendors, music, and sculpting demonstrations. On Saturday, Ted Allen from the Food Network will lead a cooking demo and wine discussion. (Aug 8-10)

' You can see singer Deana Martin and the cast of Jersey Boys at the second annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana. Sample food from a dozen local restaurants and play in a bocce tournament. (Aug 8-10)

' Browse through bamboo products and wood carvings at the 53rd annual Ginza Holiday: A Japanese Cultural Festival. Walk among the colorful lanterns while taking in the costumed dancers, art exhibits, and several art demonstrations. (Aug 8-10)

market days' The 27th annual Northalsted Market Days is the Midwest's largest outdoor two-day festival, featuring more than 400 vendors and four stages of live music. (Aug 9-10)

' The West Fest along Chicago Avenue presents live music from local bands, arts and crafts vendors, and food and beverages. (Aug 9-10)

' The 13th annual Korean Street Festival takes place along Bryn Mawr Avenue and provides a combination of traditional and contemporary entertainment on two stages, including drumming, dancing, martial arts, and Ssireum. Be sure to try tasty foods like marinated beef and spicy rice cakes too. (Aug 9-10)

dinosaurs' There are 15 dinosaurs moving, growling, and roaring at the United Center. Walking with Dinosaurs ' The Live Experience vividly presents how dinosaurs lived, evolved, and died. These reproductions are life-size and very life-like. Amazing! (Aug 7-17)

' The Sweat Girls perform funny, steamy monologues in Sweatilicious at Live Bait Theater. (Aug 7-10)

' The Mayhem Festival in Tinley Park at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre features several rock bands, including Slipknot, Disturbed, Dragonforce, Mastodon, and many more. (Aug 10)

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