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Little Kids Rock (Courtesy of DCASE)

Young artists, apple pies, dashing dogs and craft beer usher in the fall weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Chicago has a style of magic? It does. We check out a North Side lounge that aims to recreate the spirit of Chicago-style close-up magic.

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(Ribfest Chicago / Flickr)

Finger-licking festivals, dance music and a bounty of books usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Chicago has a style of magic? It does. We check out a North Side lounge that aims to recreate the spirit of Chicago-style close-up magic.

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Vintage love at the Randolph Street Holiday Market

Vintage gifts, irreverent reindeer, hot mulled wine, Japanese drummers and Mavis Staples usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of One of a Kind Show)

Holiday markets, late-night shopping, jousting bouts and classic Christmas flicks usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr)

Dazzling interiors, new movies, German lagers, Chicago blues and political satire usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Indulge in a meaty weekend at Ribfest Chicago. (Beking Joassaint / Beking Joassaint Photography)

Live blues, lit wits, neighborhood festivals and ribs galore usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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A Chicago institution is closing up shop after 88 years. Visitors have been flocking to the Swedish Bakery in Andersonville to say – and eat – their goodbyes. 

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Chicago bars offer food and drink specials for Super Bowl LI on Sunday.

An after-hours museum party, ice cream for breakfast and Super Bowl parties usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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Taiko drummers, holiday cheer, bird watchers and Beethoven usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

Events in and around Chicago the weekend of Sept. 15-18

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Fall color is on display this weekend in Oak Park and other area locations. (Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr)

Morrissey comes to Douglas Park, craft beer spills in Oak Park and Elmhurst, a global jam unites musicians from India and Chicago, book fans toast Quimby's, lovers of the grape head to North Kenwood and DIY types search for treasure in Andersonville. Those events and more in this weekend's jam-packed roundup.

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(Courtesy of Spring Awakening Music Festival)

On tap this weekend: music, food and arts festivals, plus a chance to watch "Blazing Saddles" with Mel Brooks and rub elbows with Marcia Clark and Ethan Hawke.

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Embrace your inner geek at the Chicago Science Festival, meet your favorite authors at BookCon and stroll through Andersonville for the annual Wine Walk.

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(Harvey Tillis)

The Chi-Town Jazz Festival doubles as a fundraiser for area food pantries. The founder, a local priest, says jazz is a fitting genre to address social issues like hunger.

Raise a glass to Oktoberfest and other fall festivals

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The return of Redmoon's Great Chicago Fire Festival, an annual Oktoberfest celebration, jazz fest and other weekend events.