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Lake Michigan’s first floating water park features a floating trampoline and slides. (Courtesy of Wibit Sports)

Lake Michigan’s first floating water park, street festivals, the NHL draft and the annual Pride Parade. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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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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The season is in full swing. Take advantage of light displays, holiday markets, ice skating and lots more.

Edgar Allan Poe, Monster Mash Bike Ride, Fright Fest. It's Halloween, people.

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What will you do this Halloweekend? Check out this roundup of scary fun events.

The festival kicks off Sunday at the Gene Siskel Film Center

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Bela Lugosi in "White Zombie."

Catch a restored version of Lugosi's "White Zombie," a 35 mm film considered to be the original Hollywood zombie flick.

Mozart, museums and maniac cats

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From incredible feline feats to free museum admission, to a pooch parade to hot apple cider, we've got your weekend covered.

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A free screening of the 1993 film starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker starts at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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Catch a show at the newly reopened Second City, watch "Game of Thrones" burlesque and weep for the state of mankind at The Internet Cat Video Festival. 

Ogle the Stanley Cup, Brush up on Film Noir and Catch The Psychedelic Furs

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This weekend, you can hang out with the Stanley Cup, revisit new wave '80s band The Psychedelic Furs, walk through a garden in the city, take in a movie or two, and more.

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The Boulevard Lakefront Tour returns Aug. 23.

Neighborhood festivals, a pop-culture convention and the return of a historic bike ride through the city highlight this weekend's event lineup. Check out those events, and more, in our roundup.

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Collaboraction's 'Crime Scene: Breathe Life.' (Photo by Joel Maisonet)

With 259 murders this year so far, Chicago is seeing a 21 percent increase in the number of homicides compared to last year, according to recent figures from the city’s police department. This fact isn’t lost on the theater group Collaboraction, which is currently touring the city with its new production Crime Scene: Breathe Life. We discuss the work with artistic director Anthony Moseley and performer Sir Taylor.

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From hot dogs to marching bands to the art of Japanese flower-arranging, this weekend’s lineup goes a little bit global, a little bit foodie, and a lot entertaining.

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Installation view, 'The Freedom Principle' at MCA Chicago. (Photo: Nathan Keay; courtesy of MCA)
A distinctly American arts movement was born in Chicago in the 1960s and remains influential to this day. We take a closer look at revolutionary experiments in art and music highlighted in "The Freedom Principle,"  a new summer show at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Big Greek Food Fest of Niles

Outdoor concerts, food and art highlight this weekend's roundup of summer events.

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