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Loop List: Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Design Museum and more

This weekend, Chicago's Loop boasts everything from comedy and theater, to music and design! Whatever your preference, you can experience unparalleled urban arts and culture in Chicago's iconic downtown.

1. Grant Park Music Festival

Select dates through August | Millennium Park | Free

Opened earlier this week with Natasha Paremski performing Tchaikovsky's most beautiful compositions, the Grant Park Music Festival is celebrating its 80th performance season. Other pieces will include Stefan Jackiw performing Mozart’s majestic "Turkish" Concerto and Eric Owens performing Berlioz' Romeo et Juliette, so grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy the best of classical music!

2. Ask Aunt Susan

June 12 - 22 | The Goodman Theatre | $10 - $30

Aunt Susan's online advice column has never been more popular, and the author doesn't quite know what to do with himself. This stellar comedy explores online anonymity and human interaction in the world of the web. Performances will be held in the Owen Theatre and are sure to entertain both young and old.

3. Kids In The Hall 

Friiday, June 13 | 8 pm | The Chicago Theatre | $39.50 - $55

Those familiar with these Canadian comedians will not want to miss out on their Chicago stop on the critically-acclaimed Rusty and Ready tour. With a dry humor and razor-sharp wit, Kids In the Hall will showcase their most hilarious skits from the eponymous HBO series, and debut new work as well!

4. Chicago Design Museum Opening

Friday, June 13 | 6 - 10 pm | Block Thirty Seven | $10 Suggested Donation

The culmination of Chicago Design Week, this opening reception for the new home of the Chicago Design Museum will feature food, music, a photo booth, and beer from Chicago's own Finch's brewery. Survey Chicago's rich history of design and see the anthology of works that have contributed to this city's diverse aesthetic culture.

5. Chicago Blues Festival

Friday, June 13 -  Sunday, June 15 | 11 am - 9:30 pm | Grant Park | Free

Plug into Chicago's iconic music scene and attend the world's largest free blues music festival, right here in Grant Park! Over 25 talented musicians will play each day, and headlining acts include blues legends Bettye LaVette, Aaron Neville and Theo Huffe. Free and open to the public, this event is a great way to introduce the family to our city's legacy of fantastic blues music.


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