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Monday, July 25, 2016

The Crosstown Classic, Grave Robbing 101, and more things to do in Chicago this week

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click to enlarge It's the Sox vs. the Cubs at the annual Crosstown Classic. - SUN-TIMES MEDIA
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  • It's the Sox vs. the Cubs at the annual Crosstown Classic.


July is almost over, but there's still plenty of summer fun to be had. Here our recommendations for what to do this week:

Through 7/28: Support your favorite Chicago baseball team this week as the White Sox face off against the Cubs during the Crosstown Classic, taking place on the south side (333 W. 35th) on Monday and Tuesday then on the north side (1060 W. Addison) on Wednesday and Thursday. Mon 7:10 PM, Tue at 6:10 PM, Wed-Thu at 7:05 PM

Mon 7/25: Stop by the Chicago Public Library (8530 S. Kedzie) for a screening of Ronit Bezalel's short film Voices of Cabrini, an in-depth look at the north-side housing project and its 2011 demolition. 5 PM

Mon 7/25: We Hear at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan) is an evening of reflection on the murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five police officers in Dallas. Participants express their concern and frustrations through artistic showcases, an open mike, and public dialogue. 7 PM

Tue 7/26: The city is honoring the 50th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, the acclaimed Chicago documentary production company, with a screening of Inquiring Nuns in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph). 6:30 PM

click to enlarge Inquiring Nuns screens as part of a celebration of Kartemquin Films's 50th anniversary.
  • Inquiring Nuns screens as part of a celebration of Kartemquin Films's 50th anniversary.

Tue 7/26: What is now Lincoln Park was City Cemetery in the late 1800s, and it was a haven for grave robbers who sold the bodies to medical schools. Take the Grave Robbing 101 walking tour, which starts at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark), to learn more about this unique part of Lincoln Park's history. 7-8:30 PM

Wed 7/27: Stop by modern sushi spot Arami (1829 W. Chicago) for Sake 101, a lesson from owner and sake sage Ty Fujimura who offers guests the chance to sample from Japan's finest breweries. 6:30 PM

click to enlarge Learn all about the Japanese brew at Sake 101. - ROG01 / FLICKR
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  • Learn all about the Japanese brew at Sake 101.


Wed 7/27:
Playwright, novelist, and poet Deborah Levy reads from her latest book, Hot Milk, at Women & Children First bookstore (5233 N. Clark). 7:30 PM

Thu 7/28: The Reader's Bill Meyer writes that cellist Daniel Levin leads "a quartet with vibes, brass, and bass that combines attuned interaction with lyric soloing and an unflinching penchant for flinty textures." See them continue a decade-long legacy of Chicago summer performances, with trumpeter-pianist-drummer trio Tres Hongos opening at Elastic (3429 W. Diversey). 9 PM

click to enlarge Radiohead headlines this year's Lollapalooza. - AP
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  • Radiohead headlines this year's Lollapalooza.


Thu 7/28-Sun 8/1:
An obscure music festival you've probably never heard of called Lollapalooza starts Thursday and lasts for an unprecedented four days. Little-known performers like Lana Del Rey and G-Eazy headline the first day, and up-and-comers like Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform throughout the weekend in Grant Park (S. Columbus and E. Jackson). Noon-10 PM

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


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