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Monday, September 23

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Millennium Art Festival @ Millenium Park

Billed as one of the best in the country, the Millennium Art Festival is sure not to disappoint. Bringing over 110 artists together, the festival will include an array of artwork from paintings to pottery. Live performances and food will also be available at the festival. Festival-goers will also be able to contribute their own creative vibes on a freestanding graffiti wall. Admission to the festival is free, and will be located at the junction of Lake Street and Michigan Avenue. The festival is open from 10am to 5pm today.

The Lives of Robert Ryan @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre presents a discussion of the career of actor Robert Ryan, featuring a screening of Ryan's 1949 boxing drama The Set-Up. A post-screening discussion will feature Lisa Ryan, the actor's daughter, and Chicago Reader film critic J.R. Jones, author of the new biography The Lives of Robert Ryan. Full details and advance tickets available at the Music Box site. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Maifest @ Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square's Maifest runs May 28-31 at Western and Lincoln. Enjoy live music, fresh German beer and food, and the camaraderie of several hundred of your best friends. Admission is free. The festival runs from noon to 10pm today.

DayTrip Music Festival @ Redmoon Theater

One of the first ever all-female festival lineups in electronic music is performing tonight at the Redmoon Theater as a part of the DayTrip Music Festival. The headliners for the day's performances include Dani Deahl, Zaena, and Fortune, along with 12 other female artists. Be a part of the celebration that starts at 12pm today and will go until 10pm. Tickets for an all-day pass to the festival are $25. The Redmoon Theater is located at 2120 S. Jefferson Ave.

Do Division

The 9th annual Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale resumes today at noon, with all the ingredients necessary for a rousing street fest. The event will include live music on two stages, local retailers and artisans, and even a "Family Fun Fest" (although this will only be on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6pm) area with pony rides and face painting, as well as kids' music. The Family Fun Fest area will be held along Hoyne Avenue from Crystal to Potomac, and Crystal from Hoyne Ave. to Damen Ave. A special section of the event, "Do Fashion," on Hoyne Street from Division to Crystal, will feature local and designer pop-up shops, as well as Do-Fashion Runway Shows. There will also be a Sidewalk Sale along Division Street from Damen to Ashland. Admission is free; however, a $5 donation is requested for admittance to benefit the event organizers, local schools, and the West Town Chamber of Commerce. The festival runs from noon to 10pm today.

Lincoln Park Wine Festival @ Jonquil Park

The inaugural Lincoln Park Wine Festival will take place Saturday and today from 1pm to 7pm in Jonquil Park, located at 1023 W. Wrightwood Ave. The festival will feature wine (of course), so-described "smooth tunes," artisans, and local culinary fare. The festival will include tented wine and food pavilions, as well as ticketed wine tastings with 80-plus featured varieties. General admission costs $60 per day; designated driver tickets are $30. 21+

WAR! On Two Bunnies Eating Flowers @ The Annoyance

Sketch comedy trio Two Bunnies Eating Flowers present WAR! On Two Bunnies Eating Flowers, an attempt to solve war once and for all, tonight at 8pm at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $12.

 

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