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Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Chicago Rhythms: MoFitz Project

Live Music First set 6:45pm. To-Do!: The MoFitz Project presents Smooth Jazz Featuring Maurice Fitzgerald "The Bass" on bass. Miscellaneous Info: Chicago Rhythms is coming back and it's the only place to be on Thursdays!! We're bringing you FREE Live Music in a Fun yet Sophisticated Atmosphere with Great People, Delicious Food & Beverages, Outdoor Patio, DJ After Set and Raffle Drawing. You will want to be there for a different genre of music EVERY THURSDAY!! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursday's. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Norman's Bistro 1001 E 43rd St Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Downtown Sound: Antibalas

Festivals (schedule is subject to change). To-Do!: Antibalas + Sonny Knight and The Lakers Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend. On the heels of the hit musical FELA! on which several members collaborated, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth. The debut album from Sonny Knight and The Lakers, I’m Still Here, was released in 2014. In person,… Miscellaneous Info: Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s popular Monday night music series, is expanding this year to showcase contemporary and electronic music artists (formerly Loops and Variations) and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Mondays & Thursdays, June 2 - July 23, 2015. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Millennium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion) 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Black World Cinema: Timbuktu

Film To-Do!: Timbuktu A film by Abderrahmane Sissako 1h37 – Mauritania/France – 2014 Official Competition 2014 Cannes Film Festival (Winner: Prix du Jury Ecuménique, François Chalais Award) Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The wom… Soleil's Take: View more Black World Cinema dates! Also check out the Black World Cinema blog site and FaceBook Page, both of which have frequently updated content! Miscellaneous Info: Black World Cinema, a showcase of seldom seen classic features and new films from around the world. Black World Cinema presents films by filmmakers that bring us story with compelling content and human dimension seldom presented in mainstream cinema. All screenings are followed by lively discussions moderated by program director Floyd Webb or local filmmakers, writers and directors. Price: $6. Other Times To-Do It: First Thursdays. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Studio Movie Grill Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit blackworldcinema.net.

Changing Face of Harlem

Film Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating is limited, so we ask that attendees RSVP in advance. Please note that we cannot guarantee seats for attendees who do not RSVP. To-Do!: Changing Face of Harlem is a one hour documentary that examines and challenges the benefits of the 'revitalization' of a community. The unique nature of the culture and history of the community of Harlem, U.S.A is examined from an 'insider's perspective' through the personal reflections of residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy members who witness this 'transformation'. The impact of changing social economics and class difference are explored and critiqued. How does this creative, v… Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Image Credit: Burroughs Lamar. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

They Are We

Film Showtime's Friday, June 26 at 7pm & 9pm Saturday, June 27 at 3, 5, 7 & 9pm Sunday, June 28 at 1, 3, 5 & 7pm Monday–Thursday, June 29–July 2 at 7 & 9pm. To-Do!: They Are We is the story of a remarkable reunion about a family, despite the passage of 200 years, which had been driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In Central Cuba, proud members of the Gangá-Longobá a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive. Incredibly, through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and then the denying of all religions after the revolution, they have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their an… Price: $10. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 26 - July 2, 2015. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Facets Cinémathèque 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, Il. For more info visit www.facets.org.

Don't Go Gentle

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Friday, July 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

International Festival of Life f/ Diane Ellis & the Jazzy Ladies

Festivals To-Do!: The Festival of Life is a 3 day Independence weekend celebration of music, food, arts, crafts, games and more. It will be held on July 3rd – 5th in Union Park, Chicago, IL. Visit www.festivaloflife.biz. The International Festival of Life primarily serves the Chicago land communities and fans from other parts of the country and overseas. It focus on the heritage, lifestyle and culture of peoples of the Caribbean, Africa, Latin and the rest of North America, among other regions. The two mottos, adopted since… Price: $5-180. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: July 3-July 5, 2015. Friday, July 3, 2015, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Union Park 1501 W. Randolph Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.festivaloflife.biz.

SummerDance: DJ Eric “ET” Taylor (Chicago Steppin’)

Festivals To-Do!: DJ Eric “ET” Taylor one of the member of the elite V103 mix team. Live Music f/ Dawud and Lura Shareef (Chicago Steppin’). Soleil's Take: The dance floor has gotten a little tight as this To-Do has grown in popularity, even with the newly constructed 5,000 square foot dance floor! SummerDance has expanded to Washington Park Refectory, Austin Town Hall Park, Ping Tom Memorial Park, Portage Park and Humboldt Park Boathouse. The view is beautiful at each of the locations, so get out there - and don't be afraid to try a new style of music and dance! More SummerDance Dates! Miscellaneous Info: The largest annual outdoor live music and dance series in the United States Chicago SummerDance invites fanciful feet to flock to the Spirit of Music Garden as it blossoms into a unique, urban dance space all summer long. With interactive dance lessons spanning diverse genres of dance, a dynamic DJ series celebrating house music, and the kick-off of the World Music Festival Chicago 2015, the line-up includes something for everybody to enjoy. All FREE! Thursday - Saturday, 6 pm – 7 pm: Dance lessons led… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 26 –September 13, 2015. Friday, July 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Spirit of Music Garden 601 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Don't Go Gentle

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Friday, July 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

Liberty City

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Friday, July 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Friday, July 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

25th Annual Chosen Few House Picnic

Festivals Park Opens at 6am. To-Do!: As the nation celebrates its independence, the Chosen Few DJs will again host the Chosen Few Picnic Weekend, a house music festival celebrating Chicago’s homegrown dance genre. The signature event of the weekend is the 25th annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive, Chicago. What started as a small reunion of a few friends from the early days of house music has grown into one of the largest house music festival events in the world, drawing mo… Soleil's Take: This To-Do is like a reunion (high school, family, friends). Die hard House fans (and the not-so-die-hard who really come to people-watch/mac) gather for an afternoon of going nuts when they hear their "cut." DJs do their thang for hours and plenty of dancing goes on in the dance "floor" area. While it's kinda underground (only in terms of an advertising presence), plenty of people know about it! Note that this year, the party has moved from the Museum of Science and Industry to the South Shore Cultural… Price: $25; $35 at the gate. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: July 2-5, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Jackson Park 63rd and Hayes Drive Chicago, IL. For more info visit chosenfewdjs.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Community Cataloguing Workshop

Community Development No session on 4th of July. To-Do!: Interested in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild's historic collections? We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company's library - and we need your help! Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloguing methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your community's history. Please contact Kate Toftness at kate@rebuild-foundation.org if you are interested. Ticket Link: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 1 - July 25, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Pullman Porter Museum Public Art Unveiling

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Last month, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM), the only Black Labor History Museum of its kind in the world, announced they were launching the Pullman Public Art initiative in the Pullman National Monument District. The inspiration for the initiative came about as a result of the explosion of ideas and creativity witnessed by Dr. Lyn Hughes, the museum’s founder at an event that was called Positioning Pullman, a three-day workshop. The event that was held in April 2015, was con… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. National A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum 10406 S. Maryland Ave. Chicago , Illinois 60628. For more info visit www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com.

International Festival of Life f/ Tessanne Chin

Festivals To-Do!: The Festival of Life is a 3 day Independence weekend celebration of music, food, arts, crafts, games and more. It will be held on July 3rd – 5th in Union Park, Chicago, IL. Visit www.festivaloflife.biz. The International Festival of Life primarily serves the Chicago land communities and fans from other parts of the country and overseas. It focus on the heritage, lifestyle and culture of peoples of the Caribbean, Africa, Latin and the rest of North America, among other regions. The two mottos, adopted since… Price: $5-180. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: July 3-July 5, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Union Park 1501 W. Randolph Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.festivaloflife.biz.

SummerDance: Naborí (Salsa)

Festivals To-Do!: Since 2006 Naborí has remained true to its original mission; to create and perform original salsa in the tradition of the Salsa explosion of the 1970's. Naborí's first production, released late 2008, titled “Historias Del Barrio” kick started a revival of original salsa recordings in the Milwaukee/Chicago area. This album captured the essence of classic salsa with eight original compositions drawn from the powerful stories found in the Latin American experience. "Historias Del Barrio" was well received both… Soleil's Take: The dance floor has gotten a little tight as this To-Do has grown in popularity, even with the newly constructed 5,000 square foot dance floor! SummerDance has expanded to Washington Park Refectory, Austin Town Hall Park, Ping Tom Memorial Park, Portage Park and Humboldt Park Boathouse. The view is beautiful at each of the locations, so get out there - and don't be afraid to try a new style of music and dance! More SummerDance Dates! Miscellaneous Info: The largest annual outdoor live music and dance series in the United States Chicago SummerDance invites fanciful feet to flock to the Spirit of Music Garden as it blossoms into a unique, urban dance space all summer long. With interactive dance lessons spanning diverse genres of dance, a dynamic DJ series celebrating house music, and the kick-off of the World Music Festival Chicago 2015, the line-up includes something for everybody to enjoy. All FREE! Thursday - Saturday, 6 pm – 7 pm: Dance lessons led… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 26 –September 13, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Spirit of Music Garden 601 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Don't Go Gentle

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

Liberty City

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.org.

International Festival of Life f/ Chante Moore

Festivals To-Do!: The Festival of Life is a 3 day Independence weekend celebration of music, food, arts, crafts, games and more. It will be held on July 3rd – 5th in Union Park, Chicago, IL. Visit www.festivaloflife.biz. The International Festival of Life primarily serves the Chicago land communities and fans from other parts of the country and overseas. It focus on the heritage, lifestyle and culture of peoples of the Caribbean, Africa, Latin and the rest of North America, among other regions. The two mottos, adopted since… Price: $5-180. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: July 3-July 5, 2015. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Union Park 1501 W. Randolph Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.festivaloflife.biz.

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.

Soul Healing Yoga™

Fitness/Athletic/Sporting To-Do!: Soul Healing Yoga with Stacy Patrice is a superpowered yoga dose with a pulse... Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind.body.soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. Stacy Patrice created and began teaching Soul… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative 1456 E. 70th St. Chicago, Il. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Don't Go Gentle

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

Liberty City

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

SummerDance: Redwood Tango Ensemble (Modern, Piazzolla & Nuevo Tango from San Francisco)

Festivals To-Do!: Redwood Tango Ensemble is a sextet from San Francisco, California, dedicated to playing Argentine tango music. The ensemble plays traditional and modern tango arrangements in the style of Juan D'Arienzo, Carlos DiSarli, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese, and others. The sextet is dedicated to the art of live music for milongas (social dances), which has made them popular among the dance communities in the Bay Area and on tour. Their signature is a growing repertoire of original tangos written in the style of… Soleil's Take: The dance floor has gotten a little tight as this To-Do has grown in popularity, even with the newly constructed 5,000 square foot dance floor! SummerDance has expanded to Washington Park Refectory, Austin Town Hall Park, Ping Tom Memorial Park, Portage Park and Humboldt Park Boathouse. The view is beautiful at each of the locations, so get out there - and don't be afraid to try a new style of music and dance! More SummerDance Dates! Miscellaneous Info: The largest annual outdoor live music and dance series in the United States Chicago SummerDance invites fanciful feet to flock to the Spirit of Music Garden as it blossoms into a unique, urban dance space all summer long. With interactive dance lessons spanning diverse genres of dance, a dynamic DJ series celebrating house music, and the kick-off of the World Music Festival Chicago 2015, the line-up includes something for everybody to enjoy. All FREE! Thursday - Saturday, 6 pm – 7 pm: Dance lessons led… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: June 26 –September 13, 2015. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Spirit of Music Garden 601 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Downtown Sound: King Sunny Ade

Festivals (schedule is subject to change). To-Do!: King Sunny Ade + Mathew Tembo King Sunny Ade is the undisputed king of juju music, the dance-inspiring hybrid of western pop and traditional African music with roots in the guitar tradition of Nigeria. Ade launched his own record label in 1974 and has released more than 100 of his own recordings in Nigeria. This tour marks his first visit to North America in 7 years. Mathew Tembo's music fuses indigenous Zambian vibes with contemporary sounds to create a truly unique form. His latest album, Dadi… Miscellaneous Info: Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s popular Monday night music series, is expanding this year to showcase contemporary and electronic music artists (formerly Loops and Variations) and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Mondays & Thursdays, June 2 - July 23, 2015. Monday, July 6, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Millennium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion) 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: David Boykin

Live Music To-Do!: David Boykin is one of the most original and dynamic artists in the Chicago music scene. He is a composer, bandleader, and a multi-reed instrumentalist performing on the tenor and soprano saxophones, the Bb soprano and bass clarinets, and the drum set. He has received many grants and awards for his talents as a composer. He is the leader of the David Boykin Expanse; founder of Sonic Healing Ministries; and an occasional collaborator with a few other artists. Soleil's Take: MCA returns with this summer fave! Can you take chairs? Blankets? Bring food? Check out our blog post - SunSpots: Tuesdays On the Terrace and the accompanying SunSpots vlog for a preview of the experience! View our Tuesdays On the Terrace picks! Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays on the Terrace features Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians, including the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden on the MCA's terrace and sculpture garden. The performances take are hosted by are hosted by Al Carter-Bey, Richton Guy Thomas, Linda Hall, and Leslie Keros, from WHPK 88.5 FM. At Tuesdays on the Terrace, visitors may enjoy gourmet cuisine created by Puck's Café featuring fresh, locally-grown produce from the MC… Price: Free! Buffet, $26. Other Times To-Do It: Tuesdays, June 2–September 29, 2015. Venue Info: Parking? In the Gold Coast?!?! $4 discounted parking is available, but 4 bucks off of $34 is like taking a tablespoon of sand of the beach. Okay, it's not that expensive, but you ought to consider public transportation, cab or jitney (pack a bunch of folks in your car and charge them $1 each). Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Community Cataloguing Workshop

Community Development No session on 4th of July. To-Do!: Interested in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild's historic collections? We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company's library - and we need your help! Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloguing methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your community's history. Please contact Kate Toftness at kate@rebuild-foundation.org if you are interested. Ticket Link: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 1 - July 25, 2015. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Jazz in the Grazz: Milton Suggs

Festivals Performances begin at 6pm. To-Do!: A native of Chicago, Milton Suggs began his formal musical training at age 19 under the tutelage of renowned pianist Willie Pickens. His father, bassist Milton Suggs, toured and performed extensively in New York and throughout the world. For the younger Suggs as well, music proved to be both a passion and a calling. Suggs earned a BA in jazz studies from Columbia College Chicago, followed by a Master of Music from DePaul University in 2008. During his studies, Suggs began to hone his abilities as a… Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Miscellaneous Info: About Jazz in the Grazz The weekly “Jazz in the Grazz” series showcases local talent in the Midwest region. Since 2010, Jazz in the Grazz has been a Chicago tradition, an event where local residents escape midweek to unwind, meet friends and listen to great music. The summer jazz series features talent from around the world. Jazz in the Grazz has become more than a jazz concert series. For many, it’s about the experience. An experience that includes lawn seating, brown bag dining and street food options… Price: $5. Other Times To-Do It: June 17 - September 2, 2015. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago State University Outside Amphitheatre (behind Douglas Hall) 9501 S King Drive Chicago, IL 60628. For more info visit www.csu.edu.

Jazzin' at the Shedd: Lake Effect f/ Michael Avery

Festivals To-Do!: Smooth Jazz: Lake Effect f/ Michael Avery Elegant compositions with attention to melodic detail and compelling liquid grooves are trademarks of the Lake Effectsound. Lake Effect is the exquisite smooth-jazz band co-created by Neil Artwick and Bob Davis, featuring Michael Avery. Gray Matters Trio Twin brothers Wayne and Duayne Gray grew up on gospel, R&B, jazz, funk, soul, rock and classical music, but musician dad Richard Gray, who played with Fats Domino, influenced them the most. Gray Matters… Soleil's Take: Jazzin' at the Shedd can get really crowded really because you're competing for space with Chicagoans and tourists. Check out SunSpots: Jazzin' at the Shedd for Soleil's Take and tips on this summer series! View the entire Jazzin' at the Shedd schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd! Bring your family and friends to Shedd to hear some of the city’s finest musicians and vocalists, from straight-ahead jazz to funk, while you enjoy beverages and light refreshments for purchase, lake breezes and the skyline from our terraces. And when the sun goes down, the sky lights up with fireworks from Navy Pier. Jazzin admission includes: • Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit (op… Price: $18-20. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 17 - September 9, 2015. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605. For more info visit www.sheddaquarium.org.

Summer Breeze: Simone Green

Live Music To-Do!: The Only Place to be on Wednesday Nights! Simone Green - R&B, Jazz, Neo-Soul, Blues, Funk, Old School, 70's/80's, and Motown. Soleil's Take: At the Summer Breeze series, you can expect not only great music, but also a mature crowd at an age range of about 30-55. No lines around the block, no kids, no fights - no charge! Enjoy the music both in and outdoors at this venue. Read more at Sun Spots: Chillin’ at Summer Breeze! View the full schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Summertime in Chicago Events by Eve is back with the Summer Breeze "Silver Notes" celebrates a decade of the best in jazz, neo soul, R&B and Latin sounds with a spectacular kickoff concert to their 2015 season. Get ready to enjoy 8 great weeks of some of the best musical talent that Chicago has to offer. Opening Night will feature the very talented Terisa Griffin. For the first time ever…Summer Breeze will be held in it’s entirety in the lovely and diverse Hyde Park neighborhood. A new host venue for seaso… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 10 - July 29, 2015. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seven Ten Lanes 1055 E 55th Street Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit www.eventsbyeve.com.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Chicago Rhythms: Opal Staples

Live Music First set 6:45pm. To-Do!: Opal Staples began her career at age 16. She is currently a member of the Ken Arlen Orchestra, and has worked with such popular artists as R. Kelly, Toni Braxton and Ramsey Lewis. Through collaborations with major Chicago-area artists and singing jingles for major advertisements, Staples has become a fairly well-known vocalist within the Chicago R&B community. Miscellaneous Info: Chicago Rhythms is coming back and it's the only place to be on Thursdays!! We're bringing you FREE Live Music in a Fun yet Sophisticated Atmosphere with Great People, Delicious Food & Beverages, Outdoor Patio, DJ After Set and Raffle Drawing. You will want to be there for a different genre of music EVERY THURSDAY!! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursday's. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Norman's Bistro 1001 E 43rd St Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

The Foreign Exchange

Live Music Doors Open at 7pm. To-Do!: Representative of how the Internet can aid in creating music, The Foreign Exchange started when Little Brother rapper Phonte heard a beat on Okayplayer.com by Dutch producer Nicolay and asked if he could lay some vocals over it. Nicolay agreed, and the song "Light It Up" appeared shortly after as the B-side to Little Brother's 2002 single "Whatever You Say." Relying mainly on instant messaging and email, the duo continued to work together, with Nicolay sending beats to Phonte, who would add vocals and send… Price: $30-$65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Don't Go Gentle (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

The Experience with BILAL

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 6:30pm. To-Do!: The Experience with BILAL "In Another Life" Interview/Mini-Performance/CD Signing Somehow in our hunger for perfection it’s become difficult for music to just be. And so when Bilal began making A Love Surreal (his latest-and fourth cd over all) the acclaimed Grammy nominated vocalist/songwriter /producer knew where he needed to go. “I’ve always wanted to make music that is so basic and simple that it can be recreated every time. Something simple like a jazz standard. On this album I let go of a lot… Price: $25. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Friday, July 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Salaam Restaurant 700 West 79th Street Chicago IL. For more info visit www.amusicexperience.com.

Don't Go Gentle (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Friday, July 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

Liberty City

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Friday, July 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Friday, July 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Community Cataloguing Workshop

Community Development No session on 4th of July. To-Do!: Interested in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild's historic collections? We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company's library - and we need your help! Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloguing methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your community's history. Please contact Kate Toftness at kate@rebuild-foundation.org if you are interested. Ticket Link: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 1 - July 25, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Flippin' hot! July is about to get a few degrees hotter than normal when some of Chicago's finest burger emporiums and restaurants fire up their grills at this year's Roscoe Village Burger Fest. Add to that a rockin' music on two stages and summer is gonna be sizzling. In addition to mouth-watering patties and great music on two stages, there's also a popular "Kids' Zone" activity area as well arts & craft vendors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Chicago burger. Price: $10 Suggested donation. Other Times To-Do It: July 11-12, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Belmont & Damen Roscoe Village Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.roscoevillageburgerfest.com.

DuSable Museum 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Festivals To-Do!: Connecting Black Art & History – Celebrating Excellence On August 6, 1974, the DuSable Museum held its first Art Festival just one year after the museum moved to its present location in Washington Park. Eight artists participated that year! Key amongst them were Margaret Burroughs and Sophie Wessel, who came up with the idea to organize this event which now each year hosts nearly 200 artists and crafts people. Today, the festival is known as the DuSable Museum’s Arts and Crafts Festival and this year’s… Soleil's Take: This Fest has really grown over the years and has definitely become more dynamic! If you're over the flea market Fests, oversaturated with knock-off purses, belts, shades and bootleg CDs/DVDs, you'll find at Arts & Crafts Festival a refreshing change of pace! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 11-12, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. DuSable Museum 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Don't Go Gentle (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

Liberty City

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.org.

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Festivals To-Do!: Flippin' hot! July is about to get a few degrees hotter than normal when some of Chicago's finest burger emporiums and restaurants fire up their grills at this year's Roscoe Village Burger Fest. Add to that a rockin' music on two stages and summer is gonna be sizzling. In addition to mouth-watering patties and great music on two stages, there's also a popular "Kids' Zone" activity area as well arts & craft vendors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Chicago burger. Price: $10 Suggested donation. Other Times To-Do It: July 11-12, 2015. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Belmont & Damen Roscoe Village Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.roscoevillageburgerfest.com.

DuSable Museum 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Festivals To-Do!: Connecting Black Art & History – Celebrating Excellence On August 6, 1974, the DuSable Museum held its first Art Festival just one year after the museum moved to its present location in Washington Park. Eight artists participated that year! Key amongst them were Margaret Burroughs and Sophie Wessel, who came up with the idea to organize this event which now each year hosts nearly 200 artists and crafts people. Today, the festival is known as the DuSable Museum’s Arts and Crafts Festival and this year’s… Soleil's Take: This Fest has really grown over the years and has definitely become more dynamic! If you're over the flea market Fests, oversaturated with knock-off purses, belts, shades and bootleg CDs/DVDs, you'll find at Arts & Crafts Festival a refreshing change of pace! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 11-12, 2015. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. DuSable Museum 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois. 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 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.

Soul Healing Yoga™

Fitness/Athletic/Sporting To-Do!: Soul Healing Yoga with Stacy Patrice is a superpowered yoga dose with a pulse... Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind.body.soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. Stacy Patrice created and began teaching Soul… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative 1456 E. 70th St. Chicago, Il. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Don't Go Gentle (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Chicago premiere! Written by Stephen Belber Directed by Cody Estle Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losin… Price: $15-28. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: May 31 – July 12, 2015. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657. For more info visit haventheatrechicago.com.

Liberty City

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Corey Wilkes

Live Music To-Do!: Corey Wilkes has established himself as one of the best improvising trumpeters in the modern era. Having the skill and maturity to approach mainstream repertoire of jazz standards with his own unique sensibilities, he combines them with his deep appreciation of hip-hop. Corey continues to bring his brand of musicianship and talent to the forefront of the genre. As a child, growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Wilkes was surrounded by the sounds of Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk and Jazz. He picked up the trump… Soleil's Take: MCA returns with this summer fave! Can you take chairs? Blankets? Bring food? Check out our blog post - SunSpots: Tuesdays On the Terrace and the accompanying SunSpots vlog for a preview of the experience! View our Tuesdays On the Terrace picks! Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays on the Terrace features Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians, including the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden on the MCA's terrace and sculpture garden. The performances take are hosted by are hosted by Al Carter-Bey, Richton Guy Thomas, Linda Hall, and Leslie Keros, from WHPK 88.5 FM. At Tuesdays on the Terrace, visitors may enjoy gourmet cuisine created by Puck's Café featuring fresh, locally-grown produce from the MC… Price: Free! Buffet, $26. Other Times To-Do It: Tuesdays, June 2–September 29, 2015. Venue Info: Parking? In the Gold Coast?!?! $4 discounted parking is available, but 4 bucks off of $34 is like taking a tablespoon of sand of the beach. Okay, it's not that expensive, but you ought to consider public transportation, cab or jitney (pack a bunch of folks in your car and charge them $1 each). Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Community Cataloguing Workshop

Community Development No session on 4th of July. To-Do!: Interested in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild's historic collections? We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company's library - and we need your help! Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloguing methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your community's history. Please contact Kate Toftness at kate@rebuild-foundation.org if you are interested. Ticket Link: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 1 - July 25, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Jazz in the Grazz: Carlos Cannon

Festivals Performances begin at 6pm. To-Do!: Mr. Cannon recently released his third CD album, “Steppin' Up the Game”. It consists of R&B with smooth urban jazz and soulful vocals. Mr. Cannon’s album has gotten airplay on major radio stations including Chicago's radio V103, 106.3 and Chicago's Smooth Jazz, WLFM 87.7FM radio with Rick O'Dell, who honored Mr. Cannon with, "Chicago's Best Smooth Jazz Artist" award in 2013. In 2013, Mr. Cannon was called on to perform with The Temptations and open shows for well-known artists as the George Duke & Stanley C… Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Miscellaneous Info: About Jazz in the Grazz The weekly “Jazz in the Grazz” series showcases local talent in the Midwest region. Since 2010, Jazz in the Grazz has been a Chicago tradition, an event where local residents escape midweek to unwind, meet friends and listen to great music. The summer jazz series features talent from around the world. Jazz in the Grazz has become more than a jazz concert series. For many, it’s about the experience. An experience that includes lawn seating, brown bag dining and street food options… Price: $5. Other Times To-Do It: June 17 - September 2, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago State University Outside Amphitheatre (behind Douglas Hall) 9501 S King Drive Chicago, IL 60628. For more info visit www.csu.edu.

Jazzin' at the Shedd: Agnieszka Iwanska

Festivals To-Do!: International Jazz: Agnieszka Iwanska UroSouleplays an infectious and original jazz/soul enriched by vocalist and songwriter Agnieszka Iwanska. Her CD “All That I Am” hit No. 38 on the Top 50 national chart. Agnieszka has sung the national anthem at Wrigley Field and performed at festivals in Naperville and Milwaukee. Marqueal Jordan Trio Saxophonist and vocalist Marqueal Jordan has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene for 20 years. His well-received debut solo CD, Catalyst, was released in… Soleil's Take: Jazzin' at the Shedd can get really crowded really because you're competing for space with Chicagoans and tourists. Check out SunSpots: Jazzin' at the Shedd for Soleil's Take and tips on this summer series! View the entire Jazzin' at the Shedd schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd! Bring your family and friends to Shedd to hear some of the city’s finest musicians and vocalists, from straight-ahead jazz to funk, while you enjoy beverages and light refreshments for purchase, lake breezes and the skyline from our terraces. And when the sun goes down, the sky lights up with fireworks from Navy Pier. Jazzin admission includes: • Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit (op… Price: $18-20. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 17 - September 9, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605. For more info visit www.sheddaquarium.org.

Sounds of History: Tribute to Carmen McCrae, Phyllis Hyman & Sarah Vaughn

Festivals To-Do!: Featuring: Julia Huff & The Company Band Jazz Table Cost: $25 for a table of 6; The Du Jazzy Series Cost: $70.00 Jazz Table Cost: $50 for a table of 10; The Du Jazzy Series Cost: $140. Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Third Wednesdays June - August, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. DuSable Museum 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.dusablemuseum.org.

Summer Breeze: Candice Marie

Live Music To-Do!: The Only Place to be on Wednesday Nights! This singer/songwriter has wowed many with her sultry sound. Born in Chicago, a city known for producing some of the industry’s greats, Candice Marie was predestined to be blessed with the talent to captivate any audience with her voice. From playing the shy, innocent Dorothy in the hit play “The Wiz Chicago Style” to playing the deathly ill little Sarah in the stage production of “I’m Goin’ In” this up coming starlet has become a triple threat in her own… Soleil's Take: At the Summer Breeze series, you can expect not only great music, but also a mature crowd at an age range of about 30-55. No lines around the block, no kids, no fights - no charge! Enjoy the music both in and outdoors at this venue. Read more at Sun Spots: Chillin’ at Summer Breeze! View the full schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Summertime in Chicago Events by Eve is back with the Summer Breeze "Silver Notes" celebrates a decade of the best in jazz, neo soul, R&B and Latin sounds with a spectacular kickoff concert to their 2015 season. Get ready to enjoy 8 great weeks of some of the best musical talent that Chicago has to offer. Opening Night will feature the very talented Terisa Griffin. For the first time ever…Summer Breeze will be held in it’s entirety in the lovely and diverse Hyde Park neighborhood. A new host venue for seaso… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 10 - July 29, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seven Ten Lanes 1055 E 55th Street Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit www.eventsbyeve.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Chicago Rhythms: Shorty Mack & the Blues

Live Music First set 6:45pm. To-Do!: Shorty Mack’s style falls somewhere between soul-blues stalwart Willie Clayton and the late Johnnie Taylor – he has a gruff but mellifluous deep-soul delivery, and he can also ascend into a bluesy wail when the material and the moment are right. His outgoing, sometimes cocky stage presence can be endearing and incendiary in turn, and his repertoire of soul, soul-blues, and modern blues standards never fails to get the crowd cheering and testifying. Miscellaneous Info: Chicago Rhythms is coming back and it's the only place to be on Thursdays!! We're bringing you FREE Live Music in a Fun yet Sophisticated Atmosphere with Great People, Delicious Food & Beverages, Outdoor Patio, DJ After Set and Raffle Drawing. You will want to be there for a different genre of music EVERY THURSDAY!! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursday's. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Norman's Bistro 1001 E 43rd St Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Downtown Sound

Live Music (schedule is subject to change). To-Do!: Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s popular Monday night music series, is expanding this year to showcase contemporary and electronic music artists (formerly Loops and Variations) and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Mondays & Thursdays, June 2 - July 23, 2015. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Millennium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion) 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Concert to Benefit HotHouse f/ Kinobe and Jaja

Benefit/Charitable To-Do!: An intimate evening with Kinobe and Jaja- members of Wamu Spirit. Music inspired by the unique rhythms and melodies from East and Central Africa. The concert supports the efforts of the HotHouse to develop a new permanent home for their award winning programs Kinobe Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Kinobe has devoted his life to promoting African music around the world. A virtuoso on traditional Ugandan instruments like the endongo (an African lyre), adungu (a nine-string harp), and others, he has… Price: $35. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Friday, July 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Private home of Salome Chasnoff and Brad Newton 6119 N. Hermitage Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.hothouse.net.

Liberty City (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Friday, July 17, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Friday, July 17, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Community Cataloguing Workshop

Community Development No session on 4th of July. To-Do!: Interested in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild's historic collections? We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company's library - and we need your help! Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloguing methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your community's history. Please contact Kate Toftness at kate@rebuild-foundation.org if you are interested. Ticket Link: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 1 - July 25, 2015. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

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.

Liberty City (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Set in the early 1930s Deep South, To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community. Atticus Finch, through courage and compassion, seeks justice through truth. Scout, Atticus's feisty daughter, brings hope to a society in uproar through a genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as relevant today as the day it was published in the early ‘60s. This adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee will feature the following: Belinda Bremner (Miss Maudie… Price: $15-27. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: June 11 – July 18, 2015. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Austin Gardens 167 N. Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60301. For more info visit oakparkfestival.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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 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.

Soul Healing Yoga™

Fitness/Athletic/Sporting To-Do!: Soul Healing Yoga with Stacy Patrice is a superpowered yoga dose with a pulse... Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind.body.soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. Stacy Patrice created and began teaching Soul… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative 1456 E. 70th St. Chicago, Il. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Liberty City (Closing Week)

Theater To-Do!: Liberty City by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson Directed by Jonathan Wilson It's the 80s. Liberty City, Miami is a tinderbox. 20 years of racial politics and economic disenfranchisement coupled with incidents of police brutality ignite a riot. Caught in the midst of this chaos, 10-year April must navigate fiery streets, police blockades and human suffering to rescue her brother. Her 60s revolutionary parents taught her the worth in being Black, being invisible and being smart. But, is this e… Miscellaneous Info: Box office opens 7pm on Fri/Sat & 2pm on Sunday. Price: $20. Other Times To-Do It: June 5 - July 19, 2015. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. eta Creative Arts Gallery Theater 7558 S South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60619. For more info visit www.etacreativearts.org.

Downtown Sound

Live Music (schedule is subject to change). To-Do!: Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s popular Monday night music series, is expanding this year to showcase contemporary and electronic music artists (formerly Loops and Variations) and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Mondays & Thursdays, June 2 - July 23, 2015. Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Millennium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion) 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Community Cataloguing Workshop

Community Development No session on 4th of July. To-Do!: Interested in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild's historic collections? We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company's library - and we need your help! Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloguing methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your community's history. Please contact Kate Toftness at kate@rebuild-foundation.org if you are interested. Ticket Link: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 1 - July 25, 2015. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Jazz in the Grazz

Festivals Performances begin at 6pm. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu below to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Miscellaneous Info: About Jazz in the Grazz The weekly “Jazz in the Grazz” series showcases local talent in the Midwest region. Since 2010, Jazz in the Grazz has been a Chicago tradition, an event where local residents escape midweek to unwind, meet friends and listen to great music. The summer jazz series features talent from around the world. Jazz in the Grazz has become more than a jazz concert series. For many, it’s about the experience. An experience that includes lawn seating, brown bag dining and street food options… Price: $5. Other Times To-Do It: June 17 - September 2, 2015. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago State University Outside Amphitheatre (behind Douglas Hall) 9501 S King Drive Chicago, IL 60628. For more info visit www.csu.edu.

Jazzin' at the Shedd: Brent Kimbrough & Company

Festivals To-Do!: Jazz and Blues Brent Kimbrough & Company Brent Kimbrough & Company is a fusion of smartly arranged jazz classics, soul-searching originals, groove-laden blues and funk, and high-intensity Latin music. Founded by Chicago-born guitarist, singer, composer and bandleader, Brent Kimbrough, “K&Co” has played throughout Chicago, nationally, and in Europe and Asia. Greg Duncan Trio This trumpet-led group is a compact version of Greg Duncan's internationally recognized quintet. With his knowledge of… Soleil's Take: Jazzin' at the Shedd can get really crowded really because you're competing for space with Chicagoans and tourists. Check out SunSpots: Jazzin' at the Shedd for Soleil's Take and tips on this summer series! View the entire Jazzin' at the Shedd schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd! Bring your family and friends to Shedd to hear some of the city’s finest musicians and vocalists, from straight-ahead jazz to funk, while you enjoy beverages and light refreshments for purchase, lake breezes and the skyline from our terraces. And when the sun goes down, the sky lights up with fireworks from Navy Pier. Jazzin admission includes: • Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit (op… Price: $18-20. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 17 - September 9, 2015. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605. For more info visit www.sheddaquarium.org.

Summer Breeze: SoulGroove

Live Music To-Do!: The Only Place to be on Wednesday Nights! Music to groove your soul is the concept behind Will Howard's project SoulGroove! A combination of soul, jazz and funk, with a blend of hip-hop and gospel influences; SoulGroove! sounds brand new, but familiar at the same time. This project brings together some Chicago's finest musicians whose Versatile skill set has enabled group members to play with a wide range of artist including Seal, Boz Scaggs, Jennifer Hudson, Ramsey Lewis, Ledisi, Liz Wright, Norman… Soleil's Take: At the Summer Breeze series, you can expect not only great music, but also a mature crowd at an age range of about 30-55. No lines around the block, no kids, no fights - no charge! Enjoy the music both in and outdoors at this venue. Read more at Sun Spots: Chillin’ at Summer Breeze! View the full schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Summertime in Chicago Events by Eve is back with the Summer Breeze "Silver Notes" celebrates a decade of the best in jazz, neo soul, R&B and Latin sounds with a spectacular kickoff concert to their 2015 season. Get ready to enjoy 8 great weeks of some of the best musical talent that Chicago has to offer. Opening Night will feature the very talented Terisa Griffin. For the first time ever…Summer Breeze will be held in it’s entirety in the lovely and diverse Hyde Park neighborhood. A new host venue for seaso… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 10 - July 29, 2015. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seven Ten Lanes 1055 E 55th Street Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit www.eventsbyeve.com.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Chicago Rhythms: Marqueal Jordan

Live Music First set 6:45pm. To-Do!: A Los Angeles native now based in Chicago, Marqueal Jordan is one of the rare musicians blessed with the gift of being equally proficient as an instrumentalist and a vocalist. His distinctive saxophone tone and style, combined with his soulful vocals, place him in the tradition of legendary dual talents Donny Hathaway and George Benson. Described by fellow saxophonist Mike Phillips as “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the game today,” Jordan earned his reputation as an electrifying live performer… Miscellaneous Info: Chicago Rhythms is coming back and it's the only place to be on Thursdays!! We're bringing you FREE Live Music in a Fun yet Sophisticated Atmosphere with Great People, Delicious Food & Beverages, Outdoor Patio, DJ After Set and Raffle Drawing. You will want to be there for a different genre of music EVERY THURSDAY!! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursday's. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Norman's Bistro 1001 E 43rd St Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Downtown Sound

Live Music (schedule is subject to change). To-Do!: Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s popular Monday night music series, is expanding this year to showcase contemporary and electronic music artists (formerly Loops and Variations) and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Mondays & Thursdays, June 2 - July 23, 2015. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Millennium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion) 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Friday, July 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Community Cataloguing Workshop

Community Development No session on 4th of July. To-Do!: Interested in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild's historic collections? We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company's library - and we need your help! Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloguing methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your community's history. Please contact Kate Toftness at kate@rebuild-foundation.org if you are interested. Ticket Link: Free! Other Times To-Do It: July 1 - July 25, 2015. Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Black Cinema House 7200 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Soul Healing Yoga™

Fitness/Athletic/Sporting To-Do!: Soul Healing Yoga with Stacy Patrice is a superpowered yoga dose with a pulse... Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind.body.soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. Stacy Patrice created and began teaching Soul… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Sundays. Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative 1456 E. 70th St. Chicago, Il. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Jazz in the Grazz: Margaret Murphy

Festivals Performances begin at 6pm. To-Do!: Margaret Murphy has been performing in the Chicagoland area for over twenty-five years. She developed her unique vocal style and showmanship under the tutelage of world renowned tenor saxophonist, Von Freeman. Margaret has been featured at Chicago's legendary Pump Room in the Ambassador East Hotel and was also the lead vocalist for the Grammy nominated Mississippi Heat Blues Band. She performed at the famous Navy Pier Beer Garden and on Chicago Lake Michigan cruise ships for the 2004-2009 summer seasons, as… Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Miscellaneous Info: About Jazz in the Grazz The weekly “Jazz in the Grazz” series showcases local talent in the Midwest region. Since 2010, Jazz in the Grazz has been a Chicago tradition, an event where local residents escape midweek to unwind, meet friends and listen to great music. The summer jazz series features talent from around the world. Jazz in the Grazz has become more than a jazz concert series. For many, it’s about the experience. An experience that includes lawn seating, brown bag dining and street food options… Price: $5. Other Times To-Do It: June 17 - September 2, 2015. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago State University Outside Amphitheatre (behind Douglas Hall) 9501 S King Drive Chicago, IL 60628. For more info visit www.csu.edu.

Jazzin' at the Shedd: Rio Bamba

Festivals To-Do!: Latin Jazz Rio Bamba The Rio Bamba sound is a unique blend of bossa nova, samba, American and Latin jazz played by world-class musicians. The group moves easily from classic and swinging jazz, vocal, or instrumental to a Brazilian samba that brings everyone to the dance floor! Bill Boris Guitarist Bill Boris has performed at the Chicago Jazz Fest and at festivals throughout Europe. The group plays a blend of original tunes and straight ahead jazz with a vibrant contemporary sound. Bill is the… Soleil's Take: Jazzin' at the Shedd can get really crowded really because you're competing for space with Chicagoans and tourists. Check out SunSpots: Jazzin' at the Shedd for Soleil's Take and tips on this summer series! View the entire Jazzin' at the Shedd schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd! Bring your family and friends to Shedd to hear some of the city’s finest musicians and vocalists, from straight-ahead jazz to funk, while you enjoy beverages and light refreshments for purchase, lake breezes and the skyline from our terraces. And when the sun goes down, the sky lights up with fireworks from Navy Pier. Jazzin admission includes: • Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit (op… Price: $18-20. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 17 - September 9, 2015. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605. For more info visit www.sheddaquarium.org.

Summer Breeze: MoFitz Project (Closing Night)

Live Music To-Do!: The Only Place to be on Wednesday Nights! The MoFitz Project presents Smooth Jazz Featuring Maurice Fitzgerald "The Bass" on bass. Soleil's Take: At the Summer Breeze series, you can expect not only great music, but also a mature crowd at an age range of about 30-55. No lines around the block, no kids, no fights - no charge! Enjoy the music both in and outdoors at this venue. Read more at Sun Spots: Chillin’ at Summer Breeze! View the full schedule! Miscellaneous Info: Summertime in Chicago Events by Eve is back with the Summer Breeze "Silver Notes" celebrates a decade of the best in jazz, neo soul, R&B and Latin sounds with a spectacular kickoff concert to their 2015 season. Get ready to enjoy 8 great weeks of some of the best musical talent that Chicago has to offer. Opening Night will feature the very talented Terisa Griffin. For the first time ever…Summer Breeze will be held in it’s entirety in the lovely and diverse Hyde Park neighborhood. A new host venue for seaso… Ticket Link: Tickets for the finale will be available at a later date. Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 10 - July 29, 2015. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Promontory Chicago 5311 South Lake Park Avenue Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit www.eventsbyeve.com.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Chicago Rhythms: Mz. Freda

Live Music First set 6:45pm. To-Do!: Mz. Freda began her musical journey at the age of 5...watching and listening to her mom singing hymns around the house and at church, it was written in the stars for her to become a vocalist and entertainer. The choir is where she began to show a boldness that would never escape her. She has been a background vocalist for many artists including Desmond Pringle, DeWayne Woods, and currently Terisa Griffin. Also in many choirs she learned how to use her voice such as Mt. Moriah M. B. Church, Christian Fe… Miscellaneous Info: Chicago Rhythms is coming back and it's the only place to be on Thursdays!! We're bringing you FREE Live Music in a Fun yet Sophisticated Atmosphere with Great People, Delicious Food & Beverages, Outdoor Patio, DJ After Set and Raffle Drawing. You will want to be there for a different genre of music EVERY THURSDAY!! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursday's. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Norman's Bistro 1001 E 43rd St Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

South Side Community Art Center: “50th Annual Art Auction ~ An Art Collector’s Dream”

Author/Artist Event Call 773-373-1026 for ticket purchase options. To-Do!: “50th Annual Art Auction ~ An Art Collector’s Dream” Honoring Faheem Majeed. 5:00-7:00pm Silent Auction, Viewing and Dinner Buffet 7:00-9:00pm Live Auction. Miscellaneous Info: Founded in 1940, the South Side Community Art Center continues to be a beacon for Black culture and a mecca for Black artists. Visit today for exhibitions, talks, tours and more. Price: $50. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Herman Hall 3241 s. Federal Chicago, IL 60641. For more info visit www.sscartcenter.org.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Jazz in the Grazz

Festivals Performances begin at 6pm. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu below to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Miscellaneous Info: About Jazz in the Grazz The weekly “Jazz in the Grazz” series showcases local talent in the Midwest region. Since 2010, Jazz in the Grazz has been a Chicago tradition, an event where local residents escape midweek to unwind, meet friends and listen to great music. The summer jazz series features talent from around the world. Jazz in the Grazz has become more than a jazz concert series. For many, it’s about the experience. An experience that includes lawn seating, brown bag dining and street food options… Price: $5. Other Times To-Do It: June 17 - September 2, 2015. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago State University Outside Amphitheatre (behind Douglas Hall) 9501 S King Drive Chicago, IL 60628. For more info visit www.csu.edu.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Chicago Rhythms: DI MASCHINE Reggae Band

Live Music First set 6:45pm. To-Do!: Chicago based Reggae, Top 40 band DI MASCHINE. This band consists of former members of the Award winning band INDIKA. DI MASCHINE features, frontmen Big Bunny Jackson, and Mushla. Providing the heartbeat of DI MASCHINE are Drum and Bass duo of Yoab & the Ghost (Yoab Israh and Casper “the freaky ghost” Walker)together have over 30 years of experience on the live music scene in Chicago. Flanked always by keyboardists Ryan Starr. DI MASCHINE on some nights have the added support crew of keyboardist Mike… Miscellaneous Info: Chicago Rhythms is coming back and it's the only place to be on Thursdays!! We're bringing you FREE Live Music in a Fun yet Sophisticated Atmosphere with Great People, Delicious Food & Beverages, Outdoor Patio, DJ After Set and Raffle Drawing. You will want to be there for a different genre of music EVERY THURSDAY!! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursday's. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Norman's Bistro 1001 E 43rd St Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Anja: The Unexpected

Dance To-Do!: In celebration of his dance company’s 40th anniversary, renowned choreographer Joel Hall presents the Joel Hall Dancers in the world premiere of “Anja: The Unexpected”. “Anja” invites audiences to experience the graceful, inexhaustible eye of the unexpected, as live music and dance become one in a seamless performance that will awaken spectators visually, aurally, and spiritually. Joel Hall’s “Anja” is an ambitious collaboration with three Chicago jazz musicians: Charles Heath (percussion), Ray Silkman (… Price: $25-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Fridays & Saturdays, August 7-15, 2015. Friday, August 7, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit joelhall.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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Anja: The Unexpected

Dance To-Do!: In celebration of his dance company’s 40th anniversary, renowned choreographer Joel Hall presents the Joel Hall Dancers in the world premiere of “Anja: The Unexpected”. “Anja” invites audiences to experience the graceful, inexhaustible eye of the unexpected, as live music and dance become one in a seamless performance that will awaken spectators visually, aurally, and spiritually. Joel Hall’s “Anja” is an ambitious collaboration with three Chicago jazz musicians: Charles Heath (percussion), Ray Silkman (… Price: $25-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Fridays & Saturdays, August 7-15, 2015. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit joelhall.org.

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.

Faheem Majeed

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Faheem Majeed (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Jazz in the Grazz: Marqueal Jordan

Festivals Performances begin at 6pm. To-Do!: A Los Angeles native now based in Chicago, Marqueal Jordan is one of the rare musicians blessed with the gift of being equally proficient as an instrumentalist and a vocalist. His distinctive saxophone tone and style, combined with his soulful vocals, place him in the tradition of legendary dual talents Donny Hathaway and George Benson. Described by fellow saxophonist Mike Phillips as “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the game today,” Jordan earned his reputation as an electrifying live performer… Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Miscellaneous Info: About Jazz in the Grazz The weekly “Jazz in the Grazz” series showcases local talent in the Midwest region. Since 2010, Jazz in the Grazz has been a Chicago tradition, an event where local residents escape midweek to unwind, meet friends and listen to great music. The summer jazz series features talent from around the world. Jazz in the Grazz has become more than a jazz concert series. For many, it’s about the experience. An experience that includes lawn seating, brown bag dining and street food options… Price: $5. Other Times To-Do It: June 17 - September 2, 2015. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago State University Outside Amphitheatre (behind Douglas Hall) 9501 S King Drive Chicago, IL 60628. For more info visit www.csu.edu.

Jazzin' at the Shedd: TBA

Festivals To-Do!: Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd! Bring your family and friends to Shedd to hear some of the city’s finest musicians and vocalists, from straight-ahead jazz to funk, while you enjoy beverages and light refreshments for purchase, lake breezes and the skyline from our terraces. And when the sun goes down, the sky lights up with fireworks from Navy Pier. Jazzin admission includes: • Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit (op… Soleil's Take: Jazzin' at the Shedd can get really crowded really because you're competing for space with Chicagoans and tourists. Check out SunSpots: Jazzin' at the Shedd for Soleil's Take and tips on this summer series! View the entire Jazzin' at the Shedd schedule! Price: $18-20. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 17 - September 9, 2015. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605. For more info visit www.sheddaquarium.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.

Faheem Majeed (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Chicago Rhythms: TBA

Live Music First set 6:45pm. To-Do!: Chicago Rhythms is coming back and it's the only place to be on Thursdays!! We're bringing you FREE Live Music in a Fun yet Sophisticated Atmosphere with Great People, Delicious Food & Beverages, Outdoor Patio, DJ After Set and Raffle Drawing. You will want to be there for a different genre of music EVERY THURSDAY!! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursday's. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Norman's Bistro 1001 E 43rd St Chicago, IL 60653. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Faheem Majeed (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Friday, August 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Anja: The Unexpected

Dance To-Do!: In celebration of his dance company’s 40th anniversary, renowned choreographer Joel Hall presents the Joel Hall Dancers in the world premiere of “Anja: The Unexpected”. “Anja” invites audiences to experience the graceful, inexhaustible eye of the unexpected, as live music and dance become one in a seamless performance that will awaken spectators visually, aurally, and spiritually. Joel Hall’s “Anja” is an ambitious collaboration with three Chicago jazz musicians: Charles Heath (percussion), Ray Silkman (… Price: $25-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Fridays & Saturdays, August 7-15, 2015. Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit joelhall.org.

Faheem Majeed (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Anja: The Unexpected

Dance To-Do!: In celebration of his dance company’s 40th anniversary, renowned choreographer Joel Hall presents the Joel Hall Dancers in the world premiere of “Anja: The Unexpected”. “Anja” invites audiences to experience the graceful, inexhaustible eye of the unexpected, as live music and dance become one in a seamless performance that will awaken spectators visually, aurally, and spiritually. Joel Hall’s “Anja” is an ambitious collaboration with three Chicago jazz musicians: Charles Heath (percussion), Ray Silkman (… Price: $25-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Fridays & Saturdays, August 7-15, 2015. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit joelhall.org.

Faheem Majeed (Closing Week)

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: Artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a builder—literally and metaphorically. For his first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation. A resident of South Shore Chicago, Majeed draws upon the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into questions around civ… Price: $12 Suggested Admission; $7 Students and Senior Citizens. Other Times To-Do It: June 10 – August 16, 2015. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www2.mcachicago.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.

Jazz in the Grazz

Festivals Performances begin at 6pm. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu below to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Miscellaneous Info: About Jazz in the Grazz The weekly “Jazz in the Grazz” series showcases local talent in the Midwest region. Since 2010, Jazz in the Grazz has been a Chicago tradition, an event where local residents escape midweek to unwind, meet friends and listen to great music. The summer jazz series features talent from around the world. Jazz in the Grazz has become more than a jazz concert series. For many, it’s about the experience. An experience that includes lawn seating, brown bag dining and street food options… Price: $5. Other Times To-Do It: June 17 - September 2, 2015. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago State University Outside Amphitheatre (behind Douglas Hall) 9501 S King Drive Chicago, IL 60628. For more info visit www.csu.edu.

Jazzin' at the Shedd: TBA

Festivals To-Do!: Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd! Bring your family and friends to Shedd to hear some of the city’s finest musicians and vocalists, from straight-ahead jazz to funk, while you enjoy beverages and light refreshments for purchase, lake breezes and the skyline from our terraces. And when the sun goes down, the sky lights up with fireworks from Navy Pier. Jazzin admission includes: • Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit (op… Soleil's Take: Jazzin' at the Shedd can get really crowded really because you're competing for space with Chicagoans and tourists. Check out SunSpots: Jazzin' at the Shedd for Soleil's Take and tips on this summer series! View the entire Jazzin' at the Shedd schedule! Price: $18-20. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Wednesdays, June 17 - September 9, 2015. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605. For more info visit www.sheddaquarium.org.

Sounds of History: Tribute to ​ Jimmy McGriff, ​Richard “Groove” Holmes​, Jack McDuff​​, Jimmy Smith and Charles Earland

Festivals To-Do!: Featuring: Chris Foreman Jazz Table Cost: $25 for a table of 6; The Du Jazzy Series Cost: $70.00 Jazz Table Cost: $50 for a table of 10; The Du Jazzy Series Cost: $140. Soleil's Take: View the entire schedule! Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Third Wednesdays June - August, 2015. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. DuSable Museum 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois. 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.