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America’s Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria
Televangelist Joel Osteen of mega church Lakewood will preach a special event sermon at the White Sox stadium. It’s a night of ministry that Osteen will be holding at multiple venues in the coming months, including Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Cincinnati and Orlando. Joel, Victoria, and their two children will speak at the event. Lakewood Church is considered America’s largest and fastest growing church by Church Growth Today, and Osteen’s weekly sermon is delivered to over 38,000 attendees and broadcast to more than seven million Americans. The event is this Saturday, and admission is $15.
U.S. Cellular Field
333 W. 35 St.
Chicago, IL 60615
Saturday, August 6: 7:00 pm
First Fridays: Innocence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Unwind with art and entertainment at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s First Friday series. Reopening after a July hiatus, the theme this Friday is Innocence. Enjoy a cash bar with specialty drinks and free Wolfgang Puck appetizers while listening to live music from local DJs. In addition, experience the only iMac G5 digital dating bar in the world, creation stations, and more. A different up-and-coming Chicago artist shares her work each month in a preview of the latest UBS 12×12: New Artists/New Work exhibition. This month, that artist is Anne Elizabeth Moore, presenting Garment Work, a participatory durational performance piece. The event is this Friday. Admission ranges from $10 to $18, and attendees must be 21 or older.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Friday, August 5: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Interview Show at The Hideout
Mark Bazer hosts The Interview Show, a live comedy talk show. Held at The Hideout on the first Friday of every month, Bazer interviews new guests each show. This month, guests include comedy podcaster Marc Maron, musician Jon Langford of The Mekons and the Waco Brothers, author and Chicago News Cooperative editor James O’Shea, and country musician Lawrence Peters of The Lawrence Peters Outfit. The show is this Friday, and admission is $8.
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Friday, August 5: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Museum of Private Art Collections
Visit the U.S. based edition of The Museum of Private Art Collections, primarily showcasing the work of Salvador Dali and Chicago artist Matt Lamb. In addition to art collections, the museum also holds personal memorabilia and serves as a venue for art and peace workshops as well as conferences. From July 23rd to August 11th, the Museum also features a Peace Wall dedicated to all of the U.S. troops serving overseas. Anyone is welcome to write or draw on the wall. The museum is open Friday through Sunday, and general admission is $10.
River East Art Center
435 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 7: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Story Time at the Lincoln Park Zoo
Attend Story Time at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Held at Farm-in-the-Zoo and presented by John Deere, Story Time features songs and stories for children ages 6 and younger. Mr. Singer leads the 30-minute sessions, complete with original songs and dances. He uses various techniques to teach children about the alphabet, numbers, colors and animals. Story Time is this Friday.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Friday, August 5: 9:15 am
Terror in the Aisles 8
Horror movie fans rejoice or recoil—Portage Theater presents a night of terror. The evening begins with vintage horror trailers, followed by cult classic Sleepaway Camp (1983), including a live appearance by director Robert Hiltzik. Next, see the Midwest theatrical premiere of Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2010). At midnight, watch City of the Walking Dead, a.k.a. Nightmare City (1980), by Umberto Lenzi in a rare 35 mm print screening. In addition, get autographs, take photos, receive prizes and participate in a live charity auction. The triple horror feature is this Saturday, and admission is $12.
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
Saturday, August 6: 7:30 pm – 2:00 am
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at The Neo-Futuriam
Attend the longest running and quite possibly most idiosyncratic show in Chicago. The Neo-Futurists first performed Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind on December 2, 1988, and the show has continued since with its one and only goal: perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The plays range from comedic to serious, and each week the company adds new ones to the mix. Audience members determine which play goes when by shouting a number 1 through 30, and if the performance sells out the company orders pizza for everyone. The show runs Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $9 plus the roll of a 6-sided dye, so $10 to $15 depending on the luck of the roll.
5133 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640-2831
Friday, August 5, Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7: 11:30 pm