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Do Division Street Festival
Chicago's street festival season kicks off this weekend with Wicker Park's 6th annual Do-Division Street Fest. Set up along Division Street between Damen Avenue and Leavitt Street, Do-Division is a smorgasbord of sidewalk sales, food stands and concerts, all for a $5 suggested entry fee. Chicago soul-revival band JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound performs at 8:30 pm on Friday. On Saturday, Craig Finn, the lead singer of American indie rock band The Hold Steady, takes the stage at 5:30 pm. Bringing the kids? Saturday and Sunday's adjacent Family Fun Fest features kid-friendly activities like pony rides and a craft tent.
Division Street, between Damen Avenue and Leavitt Street Wicker Park
Roy Lichtenstein at The Art Institute
American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is primarily known for his comic book-like art that took a tongue-and-cheek approach to 1960s and '70s pop culture. Yet his most iconic works only cover a brief time period in Lichtenstein's decades-long career as an artist. The Art Institute of Chicago is currently playing host to the largest exhibition of the pop artist's work since his passing in 1997, with works spanning his entire career. Working in conjunction with London's Tate Modern Art Museum and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, The Art Institute has compiled more than 160 works spanning the well-known to the never-before-seen drawings that served as Lichtenstein's inspiration. The exhibit runs through September 3.
The Art Institute
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Frankie Valli and Four Seasons
The Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, based on the story of 1960s pop rock group The Four Seasons, has been blowing up stages across the United States since it debuted on Broadway in 2006. Though the box-office busting play is finishing up a brief run at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre this weekend after a years-long run that started in 2007, it will have a hard time competing with the original Jersey Boy, Frankie Valli, who's scheduled to stop by the Chicago Theatre for a live show Saturday. Now in his late 70s, Valli's stage bravado isn't what it used to be at the height of his career. But the septuagenarian can still belt out hits "Sherry Baby" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" like no other musical artist can. Tickets are $65 to $95.
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Chicago's German community honors the culture of Gemutlichkeit and the beginning of spring with the annual Maifest celebration, happening in Lincoln Square this weekend. Let loose those lederhosen by enjoying traditional German-style Hofbrau brews, brats and music -- even a maypole dance -- at the 12th annual event. Though the outdoor festival kicked off Thursday, the official ceremonial opening begins Friday at 8:30 pm with a keg tapping and May Queen crowning. And live music, occasionally accompanied by polka dancers, will play all weekend at the Main Tent. Entry is free.
Lincoln and Leland Avenues