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Things To Do This Week

May 9, 2011 2:57 PM

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Sheryl Crow

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From festivals to concerts, here are a few featured events around town this week.

Architecture Design Film Festival

Architecture Design Film Festival

Monday (5/9) Architecture Design Film Festival

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

The Architecture & Design Film Festival makes its Chicago debut at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago May 5 to 9, with screenings of more than 40 films from 11 different countries. The Architecture and Design Film Festival, first held in October 2010 at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City, is an annual event that celebrates the creative spirit of architecture and design through a dynamic program of films, panel discussions and Q&As.

Ticket Pricing: $5-10

Lunch Break Tuesday

(credit: Chicago Cultural Center )

Tuesday (5/10) – LunchBreak: Tuesday Concerts

Chicago Cultural Center

77 E. Randolph

Chicago, IL 60602

Jazz, Blues & Beyond Tuesday concerts feature jazz, blues, and gospel music in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Randolph Café. Check the website for upcoming Tuesday concert schedule.

Sheryl Crow

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Wednesday (5/11) Sheryl Crow

Genesee Theatre
203 N Genesee St
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 782-2366

When: May 11, 2011

See Sheryl Crow May 11th at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan!

Tickets: $54.00 – $89.95



Thursday (5/12) CANstruction

Chicago Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

CANstruction, a design and build competition to benefit local food banks across the nation, returns to Chicago with a gala reception on May 12, 2011, from 6pm-8:30pm. This unique competition allows local architects, engineers and construction companies to create incredible structures using canned goods, while using their design skills to fight hunger in Chicago. All of the canned goods used in the structures are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Hyde Park Garden Fair

Hyde Park Garden Fair

Friday (5/13) Hyde Park Garden Fair

Outdoor Courtyard University of Chicago
Hyde Park Shopping Center
1526 E 55Th
Chicago, IL 60615

The 52nd Annual Hyde Park Garden Fair offers 50,000 plants for the Chicagoland gardener. Held at the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 55th St. and Lake Park, shopping hours are 9-6 on Friday, May 13, 9-4 on Saturday, May 14. The fair supports neighborhood beautification projects as well as the activities of the Hyde Park/Kenwood Community Conference, dedicated to maintaining and enhancing an attractive, secure, diverse, and caring community.

Bob Seger

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Weekend (5/14) Bob Seger

Allstate Arena
6920 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 635-6601

See Bob Segar at the Allstate Arena May 14th.

Tickets: $75.00

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Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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