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What’s Dope This Weekend? (6/14/-6/16)

posted by Alex June 14, 2013

library-lotSo the weekend has come up on us and you’re currently at the day gig trying to see what to do this weekend. Look no further, we have your weekend covered. We’ve vetted and chose some events worth checking out in the lovely city so you can get back to those “TPS Reports” that you’re boss has been asking you for since Monday morning.

If you’re really into hip hop, head over to Villa on Ashland and Division and check out some performances from Sir Michael Rocks and The SaveMoney fellas. The legendary, Bobbito Garcia will be present featuring his really dope street basketball film that we were lucky enough to catch last night called, “Doin it in The Park”. The highly skilled and Chicago known street artist, Kane One will be having a live art set as well. Attendees will be treated to an exclusive showcase of upcoming Nike and Jordan basketball products. The event is from 7-10PM today (6/14) at 1555 W. Division St. Don’t Miss it!

The Detroit based group, Slum Village will be in town tonight (6/14) at Reggie’s Rock Club (2105 S. State St.). Aerias & The Clyde Project and Substance will be opening up for the influential hip hop trio. Tickets can be bought here!

Looking for a very dope Chicago neighborhood Festival? Be sure to check out the Taste of Randolph in Chicago’s West Loop. we were present last year and has a great time tasting the food, listening to the live music (from the Mid’s DJ selection and live music stages) , and checking out the scene. Randolph street in the West Loop is really beginning to be known for it’s great food by being called Chicago’s “Restaurant Row”. The festival starts today (6/14) and ends on Sunday (6/16), you can catch the event at 900 W Randolph Street.

Electric Music is more of your thing? Head over to Chicago’s Soldier Field and take a listen to the music at the Spring Awakening Music Festival. The event runs until Sunday, tickets and more info can be seen HERE!

Chicago’s Festa Pasta Vino in the “Heart of Chicago” on Oakley and Cermak avenue is a must attend every year! The Heart of Italy neighborhood was settled around 1900 by the northern Italians, from the regions of Tuscany and Piedmont. The southern Italians settled primarily in the Taylor Street area. Although both regions of Italy are represented in the neighborhood, the restaurants and shops around 24th Place and Oakley Avenue in the 25th Ward still reflect their northern Italian roots. The event goes on until Sunday and features a tribute to The Rat Pack.

If the weather doesn’t seem to cooperate over the weekend and you want to have a laugh, TBS’s “Just for Laughs” is well in effect this weekend. Check out the weekend’s schedule by CLICKING HERE! We’ll definitely be out at these for the weekend.

As mentioned above, Bobbito Garcia is in Chicago and we were invited to catch a private screening of his latest film called, “Doin it in the Park” thanks to the lovely people at Nike for the invite. The film is a must see for any street basketball fan. The film will be showed starting on June 15 until June 20th ate the ICE Theater in Lawndale. CLICK HERE to check out a preview of the film and for more info.

 

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