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FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Cutting Edge Spirit Music: The Women of the AACM

Live Music To-Do!: Join us for an improvisational mini concert by some of the leading ladies of the AACM followed by a stimulating and informative conversation about women and music. Featured are musician/composers Ann Ward, Coco Elysses, Maia, Shanta Nurullah, Sherry Scott and Rita Warford — Presented by DuSable Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the AACM. Internationally renowned… Miscellaneous Info: Moderated by Kai El’ Zabar, executive editor, Chicago Defender newspaper The exhibition will be open to the public until 6:30 pm for this event. Price: $10. Ticket Link: Reserve Tickets! Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, June 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, June 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Annual Sickle Cell Walk/Jog/Bike–A–Thon

Benefit/Charitable To-Do!: Thirty four years makes this one of the pioneer lakefront charity events. Yes, it's a fundraiser, but don't let that fool you, it's a fun raiser, too. You'll have fun visiting our outdoor bazaar with food (delicious), games (for the entire family) and entertainment (wholesome). The goal for this year’s WJBAT is to raise $250,000 to continue the speicalized services that we offer to the community. The WJBAT is SCDAI’s major fundraiser for the year, Its financial success depends on the support of the comm… Soleil's Take: I am SURE that Saturday is going to be a beautiful day, so get your butt out in and support this cause! There's no time to be a renegade at this one, so don't walk, run or ride along like you registered if you didn't. :|. Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 31st Street and South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.sicklecelldisease-illinois.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, June 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Real Men Cook

Holiday/Seasonal To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action pulldown menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: I remember way back when this To-Do was held at a southside school. My how the movement has grown - even in these economic times! Visit the website for details about the Real Men Cook mission and movement. Sunday, June 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. TBD. For more info visit www.realmencookchicago.com.

RaviniaTedeschi Trucks Band/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Festivals Gates open at 4pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Wheels of Soul Tour Tedeschi Trucks Band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Doyle Bramhall II. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $33-75. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Sunday, June 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, June 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, June 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, June 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

The Doobie Brothers

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: The Doobie Brothers! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $33-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, July 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Friday, July 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess f/ Bobby McFerrin, Conductor

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bobby McFerrin, Conductor Nicole Cabell, Soprano Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vocalist Choir prepared by Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director of Chicago Children’s Choir Program Thee Greatest Hits from The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Introduction Jasbo Brown Blues Summertime A Woman Is a Sometime Thing Gone, Gone, Gone Overflow My Man’s Gone Now It Take a Long Pull to Get There I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ Bess, You Is My Woman Oh, I Can’t Sit Down… Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $10-75. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Aretha Franklin

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $38-95. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Friday, July 17, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, July 18, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Sound System Block Party

Festivals To-Do!: For the past 11 years, The Silver Room has hosted The Annual Sound System Block Party, a highly anticipated event where festivalgoers enjoy a culturally diverse celebration of people, unity, art, fashion and music. Founded in 1997, The Silver Room consistently pushes the parameters of traditional retail operation—building community through social exchange. Soleil's Take: This is a fantastic annual event enjoyed by young and old, black and white and everything in between! In addition to the way cool jewelry you'll find at the Silver Room, the whole area has great shops! Miscellaneous Info: Celebrating cultural diversity, the annual Sound System Block Party, has become a highly anticipated day-long festival of art, music, fashion, dance, and family activities. Hosted by the esteemed Wicker Park boutique The Silver Room, this free event brings together people of all ages and lifestyles from across the Chicago-land area. Price: Free! Saturday, July 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Milwaukee Avenue and Evergreen Avenue Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, July 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Steely Dan - Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Steely Dan Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $38-123. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Friday, July 24, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Steely Dan - Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Steely Dan Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festivalfor my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $38-123. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, July 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, August 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

“We Love You Madly” Awards Gala

Semi-Formal/Black Tie/Gala To-Do!: This Gala kicks off JazzFest. In addition to dinner and live performances, awards are given to two national celebrities who are not musicians, but, who have effectively worked to preserve jazz as an American art form. Price: $125. Friday, August 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. South Shore Cultural Center 7059 South Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois (312) 747-2536. For more info visit www.jazzunitesinc.org.

Harry Connick Jr.

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Harry Connick Jr. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $38-100. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Art di Gras

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Gallery Guichard celebrates its anniversary with 12-hour fine art exhibition and party. This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Actions pulldown menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Don't forget that the Bud Billiken Parade marches through early Saturday afternoon. While the route begins at 39th & King, there's bound to be traffic around 35th & King, so plan your route accordingly! Price: Free! Saturday, August 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2:00 AM. Gallery Guichard 3521 South King Drive Chicago, Illinois (773) 373-8000. For more info visit www.galleryguichard.com.

Classic Ramsey Lewis w/ Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Scott Hall, Conductor and Arranger Ramsey Lewis, Piano and Composer. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $10-75. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Saturday, August 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Diana Krall - The Wallflower World Tour

Festivals Gates open at 4pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Diana Krall The Wallflower World Tour. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $38-95. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Sunday, August 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club - Adios Tour

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: A formidable thirteen piece band direct from Havana, featuring legends of Cuban music and stars of the Buena Vista Social Club film and World Circuit's much acclaimed Cuban albums. This is the genuine article, transporting audiences to the heart of Havana's clubs and dancehalls. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $38-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, August 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Under the Sun Tour

Festivals Gates open at 4pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: Sugar Ray Better than Ezra Uncle Kracker Eve 6. Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $27-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Ravinia

Festivals Gates open at 5pm. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: Visit Sun Spots: Simply Social w/ the Buena Vista Social Club and SunSpots: Anita Baker at Ravinia Festival for my take on the Ravinia Park experience! View our select Ravinia schedule! Price: $. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Venue Info: Ravinia is a spot that must be visited at least once each season. The park grounds are absolutely beautiful and nothing beats a lazy summer afternoon, turned to balmy evening under the stars, sprawled out on a blanket. (Or lawn chair for those of you who prefer to remain off the ground.) Purchase lawn seats or get reserve seats and start your evening on the lawn. Wine and a reasonable variety of tasty treats, meals and sweets are available for purchase and lawn chairs available for rent. But, it's so much f… Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, August 22, 2015, 12:00 AM. Ravinia 200 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035. For more info visit www.ravinia.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather… Miscellaneous Info: Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous… Price: $2-10; Sundays, Free! Other Times To-Do It: January 19 - September 6, 2015. Sunday, August 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.