Weekend Events Around Town: 8/16 – 8/18

Historic coins, airplanes, and fashion shows; Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.

Courtesy of the World’s Fair of MoneyWorld's Fair of Money 

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This week on Chicago Tonight, Eddie Arruza took us inside the World’s Fair of Money at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. However, those who are interested in checking out the cash in person can browse over $1 billion in historic rare coins and paper money, including a $100 bill that has not been released yet, during the final two days of the convention this weekend. Whether you're a coin enthusiast, or a convention novice, there's a fascinating exhibit for everyone to enjoy. Topics featured in a wide range of collector's exhibits this year include Money in Early America, Morse Code on Money, The Evolution of the English Penny, Disney Dollars: A Selection of Scrip From the Magic Kingdom, and much more. Auctions take place all weekend long, and new coin collectors can attend a free coin collection basics class at 11:00 am on Saturday. The convention takes place on August 16 and 17. Public hours are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm on Friday, August 16, and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 17. Tickets are $6 for non-members, and are free for American Numismatic Association members. For more information, click here.

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 
9301 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Courtesy of Chicago Air and Water ShowChicago Air and Water Show 

Grab a lawn chair and a cooler, and make your way over to the lakefront for the 55th annual Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend. Attendees can set up camp anywhere along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street for a great view of the action. Headliners include the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, The Firebirds Delta Team, and the Lima Lima Flight Team. Several newcomers will take part in the show this year too, including the All Veteran Parachute Team, a precision aerobatic demo team called Aerostars, Inc, and a flight squadron of six vintage WWII aircrafts called the GEICO SkyTypers. The show takes place on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on North Avenue Beach. Admission is free, and food vendors will be stationed along the lakefront during the event. For more information, click here.

Chicago Air and Water Show
North Avenue Beach
Chicago, IL 60614

Courtesy of Chicago Fashion FestChicago Fashion Fest

Calling all fashionistas; check out some of the latest trends at Chicago Fashion Fest this weekend in Wicker Park. The event will include outdoor runway shows under the stars, live musical performances, and food and drinks from local restaurants. Attendees who love to shop will also enjoy more than 50 booths occupied by Chicago's local boutiques, fashion designers, and salons. The event, which takes place on Division Street from Wolcott to Paulina, is open from noon to 10:00 pm on August 17 and 18. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, click here.

Chicago Fashion Fest
1754 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622

Courtesy of Glenwood Ave Arts FestGlenwood Ave Arts Fest

Spend a relaxing day exploring a diverse collection of treasures at the 12th annual Glenwood Ave Arts Fest in Rogers Park. The event will take place from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 along Glenwood Avenue at Morse Avenue. During the event, attendees can browse paintings, sculptures, wearable art, watercolors and photography created by more than 100 local artists and merchants. More than 40 groups will also present art, theater, and musical performances on three stages throughout the weekend. The Cobblestone Jam will kick off the musical performances on Friday night, featuring The Paula Nelson Band and Sarah and the Crosscuts. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

Cobblestone Jam
Friday, August 16, 2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest
Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18 
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
1400 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

Courtesy of Shedd Aquarium One World: Make a Difference at the Shedd Aquarium 

This weekend, check out One World: Make a Difference, the newest aquatic show at the Shedd Aquarium. The performance gives the audience an up-close look at how sea lions, dolphins and beluga whales at the Shedd are cared for every day by their trainers. However, the show doesn't solely feature creatures of the sea. Celebrating human connections with all animals, three rescue dogs named Dory, Bruce, and Coral will also take the stage during One World. During the performance, narrated videos that spotlight Shedd’s rescue and rehabilitation work alternate between animal interactions with trainers. This weekend, shows take place on Friday and Saturday at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, and 5:30 pm. On Sunday, shows take place at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. A Shedd pass costs $28.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. Adding an additional $5 to your Shedd pass grants attendees admission to the show. For more information, click here.

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

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