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Fireworks, High Fidelity in the park, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

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There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend.



Tue 7/3:
Luke Winslow-King has left New Orleans for his native Michigan, but the sound of the Crescent City still resonates in his music. He plays as part of the final night of FitzGerald's 37th annual American Music Festival. Music starts at 5 PM, Luke Winslow-King plays at 6:30 PM, FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, $40, $140 four-day pass, 21+, all-ages before 10 PM.

Tue 7/3: High Fidelity. "This is an enjoyable romantic comedy (2000) about a pop music junkie (John Cusack) in Wicker Park who runs an old-fashioned record store and can't seem to sustain a long-term relationship," writes the Reader's Jonathan Rosenbaum. 6:30 PM, Outdoor screening at Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, free

Tue 7/3: Rich Homie Quan show he's more than just the "Ooh ooh ooh" guy. 8 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State, $25, $22 in advance, 18+

Wed 7/4: Fireworks at Navy Pier. A classic! 9:30-9:45 PM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437, navypier.com, free.

Thu 7/5: After 139 years, Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance is still a satisfying combination of sweet and sharp. Through 7/15: Thu-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3 and 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, saltboxtheatre.org, $16, $9 students and seniors.

Thu 7/5: Leave No Trace. The latest feature from writer-director Debra Granik (Down to the Bone, Winter's Bone) is a "gripping tale of a widowed, traumatized U.S. war veteran . . . living off the grid in the wilderness around Portland, Oregon, with his 13-year-old daughter. . . . The love they share is extremely moving, especially as the daughter grows older and begins to gain perspective on the father’s mental illness," writes Reader film critic J.R. Jones. 7:05 PM, Landmark's Century Theater, 2828 N. Clark.

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