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Wednesday, December 8

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Randolph Street Market

The Randolph Street Market is this weekend, June 23-24 at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St. Browse antiques from more than 200 dealers inside and outside the hall from 10am to 5pm today -- and this year there's also a vinyl record swap meet, gourmet food market and "global goods bazaar." Admission is $8 in advance online, $10 at the door ($3/$5 for students).

Dose Market

Dose Market celebrates its first birthday from 10am to 4pm today at the River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St. Shop boutique clothiers, local artisans and gourmet food purveyors -- Details here. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Harold Washington College Jazz & Pop Ensemble @ South Shore Cultural Center

The first of four scheduled performances for the Harold Washington College Jazz and Pop Ensemble will be held today at the Parrot Cage Restaurant located inside the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. The musical ensemble will perform two brunch sets at 11:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm. Tickets are $25; reservations are recommended. Call 773-602-5333 or RSVP online.

Green Music Festival

The Chicago Green Music Festival runs Saturday and today on Damen Avenue between North and Schiller avenues. Check out the eco-friendly vendor corral, enjoy craft beers and listen to some great live music on two stages. There's also a kids activity area. The gates open at noon. $5 suggested donation.

South Stage:
2:30pm - Milano
4:30pm - Oh My God
6:30pm - Passafire

North Stage:
3:30pm - Viceroy
5:30pm - Apteka
8pm - The Raveonettes

43rd Annual Gay Pride Parade

Gay Pride goes on parade today at noon in a new route, starting at the intersection of Montrose and Clark, heading east to Broadway, changing to Halsted at Grace, Halsted south to Diversey, & east to Cannon Drive for the final afterparty at the lake. Wear sunscreen and drink water!

Steep Canyon Rangers @ Ravinia

Steve Martin plays banjo in the Steep Canyon Rangers, but the group would be a strong draw for bluegrass fans even without the alabaster-topped comedian among its ranks. They'll pull into the shaded (and hopefully dry) confines of Ravinia this evening for a show among the trees. Limited reserved seats are available $80, as well as GA lawn tickets $27 (add $5 if you buy them day-of). Tickets. Music starts at 7pm. Ravinia is located at 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park, IL.

Innvervation Dance Coop @ Prop Thtr

The Innervation Dance Cooperative performs Of One Mind, an original dance inspired by the life of Truddi Chase, a woman diagnosed with over 90 personalities as a result of years of abuse, at the Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., June 20-24. Today's performance is at 3pm, and tickets are $20 per person, or $15 for students and seniors.

Destroyer @ The Metro

Destroyer with opening act Sandro Perri will be playing Sunday June 24 at The Metro, 3730 N Clark St. Tickets are $18 plus service fees. Doors are at 8pm and the show is 18+. Gapers Block previewed the concert in Transmission.



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