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Pride Parade, Bob Dylan, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Xenia Rubinos headlines at the Logan Square Arts Festival this weekend. - COURTESY THE ARTIST
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  • Xenia Rubinos headlines at the Logan Square Arts Festival this weekend.
Fill your weekend with fun and festive events happening all over Chicago. Here are ten of our recommendations: 

Fri 6/24 - Sun 6/26: Experience performance, interactive artwork, artist panels, and pop-up installations at the Logan Square Arts Festival this weekend. Listen to live music from headliners Xenia Rubinos, Screaming Females, and Blitzen Trapper, and eat and drink from neighborhood favorites. A suggested donation goes towards restoring the event's venue, the Illinois Centennial Monument (2595 N. Milwaukee). 5 PM - 10 PM Fri, noon - 10 PM Sat and Sun

Fri 6/24: The last time Bob Dylan performed at Ravinia (Green Bay & Lake Cook, Highland Park) was 52 years ago—around the same time he and Mavis Staples were a musical power couple. Staples joins Dylan and his band for what promises to be a legendary performance. 7:30 PM
click to enlarge Vegan comfort food makes an appearance at Saturday's Vegan Food and Drink Festival. - NONA VEGAN
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  • Vegan comfort food makes an appearance at Saturday's Vegan Food and Drink Festival.
Sat 6/25: Head to Butler Field in Grant Park (Columbus & Jackson) for your vegan food fix. Fare at the Vegan Food and Drink Festival will range from meat-free barbecue and tamales to fresh juice and artisanal beer. YouTube celebrity Mic the Vegan will host the event, which also features live entertainment from fellow vegans Radius and Dia.L, Arcadia, Rai, and Oshwa the Band. 11 AM – 7 PM

Sat 6/25: The first of the Near South Planning Board's Field Market Days takes place on the Field Museum's South Terrace (1400 S. Lake Shore), complete with a farmers' market and live performances from local musicians. 2 - 6 PM

Sat 6/25: Greater Chicago Food Depository's 31st Annual Hunger Walk is an all-inclusive, fun-filled fundraising event. Participants of the two-mile walk through Jackson Park (6300 S. Lake Shore) will be strolling to support more than 650 local organizations in the fight against hunger. 7 AM – noon

Sat 6/25: In honor of Pride Weekend, trans men are invited to break out the beach balls and swim trunks for a TransMale Beach Party at Hollywood Beach (5800 N. Lake Shore). The event will provide an opportunity to let loose in a comfortable and secure environment promoting body positivity and transgender pride. 10 AM – 5 PM

Sat 6/25 - Sun 6/26: Evanston's Fountain Square Art Festival (Church & Sherman) boasts more than 150 participating artists and jazzy entertainment from The Flat Cats, Chris Greene Quartet, The Hat Guys, and Trippin Billies. Come out Saturday evening for a craft beer tasting and stay for Sunday performances from Joe Policastro Trio and Classical Blast. 10 AM - 9 PM Sat, 10 AM - 6 PM Sun

Sat 6/25 - Sun 6/26: Sink your teeth into some steaming salami at the Elston Avenue Sausage and Music Fest (between St. Louis and Grace). Snack on a wide variety of Italian, Polish, Greek, and French dogs while rocking out to musical performances from the likes of Glam Camp, Murder by Death, HoneyHoney, and Gold Web. Noon - 10 PM

Sun 6/26: Chart-smashing pop star Ariana Grande makes a birthday appearance at B96's Summer Bash (Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont) this Sunday. Meghan Trainor, Calvin Harris, Puth, Mike Posner, and Daya join the "Dangerous Woman" for the fresh and fun festival lineup. 6:30 PM
click to enlarge Participants of 2013's Parade show their pride. The 47th Annual Chicago Pride Parade is this Sunday. - CHANDLER WEST
  • Chandler West
  • Participants of 2013's Parade show their pride. The 47th Annual Chicago Pride Parade is this Sunday.
Sun 6/26: Make way for Pride Fest's main event: the 47th Annual Chicago Pride Parade (Montrose and Broadway). Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund, a prominent activist for Chicago LGBTQ rights, leads the festivities as Grand Marshal. But does the pride party ever really stop? Post-parade celebrations continue throughout the night in Boystown. Noon – 3 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.


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