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(Rose Photo)

A Star Wars-themed skate, spring festivals, colorful kites and mint juleps usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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The 2017 Flower Show (Credit: Daniel Boczarski for Macy’s)

Spring blooms, tattoo ink, a march against gun violence and a chef-driven food fest usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Chitaditarod / Facebook)

A shopping-cart race, eco-minded films, competitive chili and vintage finds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Arts in the Dark (Photo: Kitano Dreamstime.com)

A Halloween parade, a craft beer crawl, horror movies, fancy footwork and spooky tours usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of Special Events Management)

Tacos and beer, live music, open studios and nerd humor usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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From the exhibition “Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago.” (James Prinz / Elmhurst Art Museum)

Pinball machines and Ed Paschke paintings go side by side as a suburban museum becomes an artful arcade.

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The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise kicks off the season Saturday. (Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise / Flickr)

River tours, film festivals and a whole lotta bacon. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago this weekend. 

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From the exhibition “Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago.” (James Prinz / Elmhurst Art Museum)

Pinball machines and Ed Paschke paintings go side by side as a suburban museum becomes an artful arcade.

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Chicago blues artist Toronzo Cannon plays in his hometown this weekend. (Courtesy of Chris Monaghan)

Live blues, a jazz fest and a vintage pop-up show usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around 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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"Designs for Living" article in July 1961 Playboy magazine issue. (Courtesy of Elmhust Art Museum)

We revisit an exhibition in suburban Elmhurst that examines how Playboy exposed its readers to new concepts in architecture and design.

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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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There was a time in Chicago when the accordion was everywhere—and not just for polkas. These days, the accordion is not the powerhouse that it used to be, but there is at least one place where the instrument is still going strong. Jay Shefsky went to check it out.

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We visit a treasure box of a museum in the western suburbs and find out about the immigrant who built it, one stone at a time.

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