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''What's on Dec'' w/ Billy Dec September 1-7: Best Events, Concerts, Parties, Games, Fests...

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08/31/2011
Thanks for checking out my "What's on Dec" segment every Thursday at 9am. Follow me on facebook.com/BillyDec and twitter.com/BillyDec and please give me feedback if you go to these events and/or have any events you'd like me to share in the future!

33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival (9/1-9/4)
Location: Cultural Center,Millennium Park, Grant Park
Time: Thursday, Sept. 1 @ Cultural Center: 12 Noon Concert
Thursday, Sept. 1 @ Millennium Park: 6:30 pm Concert
Friday, Sept. 2 @ Millennium Park: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 3 & 4 @ Grant Park: 11 am - 9:30 pm
Price: Free
Details: The Chicago Jazz Festival is taking place Labor Day weekend at various venues. It starts September 1st and goes until the 4th. There are different times and locations throughout the Cultural Center, Millennium Park, and Grant Park. Some artists involved include two-time Grammy Award winner Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, Orbert Davis, and more!
explorechicago.org:

Free Party With Ty Pennington (9/1)
Location: Craftsman Experience, 233 W. Huron Street, Chicago IL
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: It is the one year anniversary of The Craftsman Experience. The venue has hands on workstations, a live social media studio and project demonstrations. There will be drinks, food, Craftsman Tools, and Do it Yourself projects. Also, all-star cast including Erik Buell, Frank Fontana, and more! chicagofree.info

In-Fashion : Lounge The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival (9/8)
Location: Water Tower Place
Time: 6pm-8pm
Price: Free
Details: Celebrity Styling Event with The Real Housewives of Orange County's Gretchen Rossi. Also, on September 8th from 6pm-8pm join The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice. She will be doing a Fabulicious! book signing
themagnificentmileshoppingfestival.com

North Coast Music Festival (9/2 - 9/4)
Location: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
Time: Friday: 3pm - 10pm, Saturday: 12pm - 10pm, Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Price: Friday: $55, Saturday & Sunday: $60
Details: This weekend The North Coast Music Fest lets you see one more mass of outdoor concerts before summer ends and we all end up huddled in the warmth of indoor concert halls. Returning for it's second year in the city, the fest brings hip-hop acts like Wiz Khalifa and Common, electronic DJ sets from the likes of Fatboy Slim and Bassnectar, and a few off-beats bands like Of Montreal and Gogol Bordello.
northcoastfestival.com

Southside Oktoberfest (9/2 - 9/5) Location: Toyota Park (7000 S. Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL) Time: Friday: 5:00PM to 11:00PM Saturday: 12:00PM to 11:00PM Sunday: 12:00PM to 11:00PM Monday: 12:00PM to 8:00PM Price: $5.00- Children 12 and under and Seniors FREE Details: The 2nd Annual Southside Oktberfest will be taking place Labor Day weekend. Go out and enjoy this fest all weekend long with good food, fun rides, and live music. There will be different bands coming out to keep you entertained and plenty of drinks! It's a fun occasion for the whole family and special wristband offers for rides and games.
southsideoktoberfest.com

African Festival of the Arts (9/2 - 9/5)
Location: Washington Park
Time: 11am
Price: $10-15
Details: The 21st Annual African Festival of the Arts will be taking place this Labor Day Weekend in Washington Park. Get the chance to celebrate African Culture with three stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, and food. Weekend passes are available.
africanfestivalchicago.com

Ravenswood Remix (9/3)
Location: 4000 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60613
Time: Sept. 3 & 4 from 12pm - 10pm.
Price: $5 suggested donation
Details: Remix. Rethink. Recycle. Come check out "Chicago's Recycled Art Fair" featuring local work created from found and recycled materials. Music, food, beverages, and educational workshops are also on the lineup. A portion of the profits will benefit the art's program at Chicago's Hamilton Elementary School, a magnet cluster arts school.
ravenswoodremix.com

20th Anniversary Concerts: Pearl Jam at Alpine Valley (9/3-9/4)
Location: Alpine Valley, W2699 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Time: Sept. 3 & 4 at 12pm
Price: $65 - $115
Details: Pearl Jam is celebrating its 20th anniversary concerts at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. Also scheduled to perform are the Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, John Doe, Joseph Arthur, Glen Hansard and Liam Finn.
livenation.com/Alpine-Valley-Music-Theatre

Chicago's Soul Train 40th Anniversary Concert (9/5)
Location: Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavillion, N. Michigan Avenue & E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
Time: Pre-concert dance party: 4pm - 5:30pm, Concert: 6:30pm
Price: FREE
Details: The Chicago-run, nationally syndicated music television show Soul Train is celebrating forty years in the city that created it. Founder and show host Don Cornelius will be honored alongside performances from legendary R&B and soul artists. Start the festivities early at the pre-concert dance part at 4pm. Chicago radio pioneer Herb "Cool Gent" Kent will be spinning hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s so you can get your labor day groove on.
explorechicago.org

Taste of Polonia (9/2 - 9/5)
Location: Copernicus Center
Time:
Friday Sept. 2, 5-11pm
Saturday Sept. 3, 12-11pm
Sunday Sept. 4, 12-11pm
Monday Sept. 5, 12-10pm
Price: $3-$6
Details: The annual Polish festival, located at Lawerence and Milwaukee Avenues, is a great time to celebrate and learn the culture of Polonia. There will be lots of traditional food, dancing, folk art, and music. Children 12 and under are free for admission and adults range from $3-$6.
tasteofpolonia.copernicusfdn.org

Chicago Tragic Events 5k (9/3)
Location: Millennium Park
Time: 7:15 AM
Price: $25.00
Details: Your tour includes surprising facts about 4 of Chicago's most tragic events. You will pass famous landmarks andincredible architecture as we point out the locations and share the history of these disasters. We'll include a photo of you with the iconic CHICAGO theatre sign in the background.
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