Lollapalooza 2012 will be coming to Chicago from August 3-6. This year the headliner is the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago can expect an influx of people from all over the country.
There are many bands that will be preforming throughout that August weekend and bands will be playing simultaneously in other areas of Grant Park.
Below you can see a map of the location of stages where the bands will preform.
On August 6, 2012, Broadway In Chicago is presenting a sampling of Broadway at Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park. The free concert is celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Nederlander Organization, one of the largest and most experienced owners and operators of live theatre.
Many museums in Chicago are offering free or discounted admission on certain days in July. Maybe it’s time to take advantage of everything this city has to offer!
The Art Institute of Chicago – Free admission July 11
Charnley-Persky House Museum – Free guided tours Wednesdays at noon. (But be careful – it’s first-come, first-served, and they’ll only take the first 15 people!)
Chicago Children’s Museum – Free Thursdays from 5-8 pm.
Clarke House Museum – Free July 11, 18 25
DuSable Museum of African American Art – Free July 8, 15, 22, 29
Glessner House Museum – Free July 11, 18, 25
Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Daily admission free
Loyola University Museum of Art – Free July 10, 17, 24, 31
Museum of Contemporary Art – Free July 10, 17, 24, 31
Museum of Surgical Science – Free each Tuesday in July
The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesday through Sunday
Notebaert Nature Museum – Free July 12, 19, 26
Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago – Free daily!
Swedish American Museum – Get in free July 10
And don’t forget the “Get up and Go!” neighborhood tour series comes back July 10 with a tour of Chicago’s Millenium Park! If interested, reserve your free spot now!
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Pizza is a matter of pride for many Chicagoans. Stuffed, pan style or thin crust, whatever your fancy, they’re not hard to find. Here are a couple of pizzerias you might not have heard of, but really ought to give a try.
If you want to beat the heat this summer in Chicago the beach might not be your best bet. A report released Wednesday by the National Resources Defense Council stated that two beaches violated public health standards.
Between 2007 and 2011 more than 25 percent of poor health standards were reported giving the posthumous beaches a ranking of 15 of the most polluted beaches in the U.S.
Winnetka’ Elder Park Beach according to the report is the second worst in the nation for having high bacteria counts.
North Point Marina Beach in Lake County is tenth worst and samples of the water must be tested at least four times a day.
In all Illinois ranks in the bottom three for percentage of water that exceeds national standards.
Before going to Winnetka area beaches follow the link http://www.winpark.org/lakefront/beaches/general-info.aspx to see the status of the beach.
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