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5 events to check out in Chicago this week

From a DJ set to an artist showcase, there's plenty to enjoy in Chicago this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Tuxedo with Steve Reidell (DJ Set)

From the event description:

Tuxedo’s music is a modern testament to unity and positivity in trying times. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are. 

When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.
Admission: $20 for general admission; $79 for meet and greet package.

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Coast 2 Coast LIVE Artist Showcase

From the event description:

Coast 2 Coast Live is the largest artist showcase in the world that brings together artists, DJs, producers, media and more for a professional networking event and artist showcase. Artists in the showcase are judged by a panel of celebrity judges via the exclusive Coast 2 Coast Live judging system on iPads, and the winner walks away with a huge prize package to take their career to the next level and join Coast 2 Coast in Miami for the year end Coast 2 Coast Music Conference!

When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: SUBTERRANEAN, 2011 W. North Ave.
Admission: $10 for general admission

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Quinceañera Photo Day at Navy Pier

From the event description:

Navy Pier is celebrating the quinceañeras of young ladies throughout the Chicagoland area with free professional group photos on the 15 of June, July and August this summer. Local young ladies are invited to gather at the Pier in their finest quinceañera dresses for a “class photo” along the lakefront with others celebrating the special milestone. The photo shoots will be followed by live musical performances from local Latin American bands for participants and guests to enjoy for free.

When: Thursday, Aug. 15, 6-7:45 p.m.
Where: Crystal Gardens, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Admission: Free

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ReelAbilities Chicago

From the event description:

The ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago is dedicated to sharing the human experience of disability through art and film. The 2019 theme is "Diversify Diversity" with the goal of increasing disability representation and inclusiveness in media and all aspects of our city.

When: Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington
Admission: Free

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Pints For Pat: Chicago 2019

From the event description:

The Sixth Annual Pints for Pat: Chicago will be held at Smoke Daddy in honor of the Tillman Scholars who carry on Pat's legacy of leadership and service. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with Tillman Scholars, staff, and friends of the Pat Tillman Foundation Community. All the proceeds generated from the event will support the Tillman Scholars Program. 

When: Thursday, Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Smoke Daddy BBQ - Wrigleyville, 3636 N. Clark St.
Admission: $50

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Parking in Chicago can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Chicago parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the CTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.


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