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(Courtesy of Goose Island Beer Co.)

Dueling West Town beer bashes, gourmet fare, Chicago comedians and free jazz concerts usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. on Aug 21, 2017. (Credit: NASA)

Join us online for live coverage from Chicago’s Adler Planetarium starting at 11:40 a.m. Heading outside? Here are 12 places in and around Chicago where you can celebrate the eclipse. 

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“Young Lincoln” by Charles Keck

Geoffrey Baer has the story of a statue's journey from a library to a North Side park in this encore edition of “Ask Geoffrey.”  

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Lorde performs in 2014 at Lollapalooza Brasil. The singer-songwriter performs Thursday in Chicago. (Liliane Callegari / Flickr)

Lollapalooza, lowriders, indie flicks and Staley Da Bear usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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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.

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Norwood Park Hotel (Courtesy of Norwood Park Historical Society)

Navigating the Norwood Park neighborhood can be gnarly. Geoffrey Baer is here with all the twists and turns in this Northwest Side enclave’s history in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Geoffrey Baer investigates the history of Asylum Place, the explosive story behind a 1930s manhole cover and what happened to a magical Chicago restaurant chain in this encore edition of “Ask Geoffrey.”

Events in and around Chicago the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 2

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Lorenz Holder of Germany was the overall winner of the 2016 Red Bull Illume contest. The photo shows Senad Grosic ride his bike over a bridge in an autumnal Gablenz, Germany. (Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume)

From a glowing photo exhibition to vegan chefs and cat videos on the big screen, this weekend’s roundup includes fun fall events both indoors and out.

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Pack a picnic and settle in at Millennium Park for this weekend's Chicago Jazz Festival. (Courtesy City of Chicago)

Soak up the long summer weekend with cool jazz, world beats, Polish beer and a picnic or two. We've got top picks for city and suburban events this holiday weekend.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room in 1966.

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. marched through Marquette Park to protest housing segregation and fight for equal rights. On Saturday, hundreds of area residents will trace a seven-block stretch of King’s march. Details on that and more in this weekend's roundup.

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'2666' at Goodman Theatre

Theater critic Hedy Weiss has high praise for a new spin on "Othello" at Chicago Shakespeare and a "hypnotic" world premiere stage adaptation at Goodman. Get her take on these plays and others on currently on stage in Chicago.

It's the Weekend Agenda: Jan. 29-31

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Take a dip in Lake Michigan with the Lakeview Polar Bear Club, mellow out to the sounds of trumpeter Marquis Hill, sip wine and winter beer and more.

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Geoffrey Baer

Geoffrey Baer investigates the history of Asylum Place, the explosive story behind a 1930s death caused by a manhole cover and what happened to magical Chicago restaurant chain. 

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The Air and Water Show is Aug. 15 and 16

From a free outdoor horror show to '80s fashion finds to aerial feats along the lakefront, we've got your weekend picks.

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Rabbi Herman Schaalman turned 99 years old this year. After a life spent studying religious texts and the Torah, he’s starting to doubt the existence of God. We'll talk with the rabbi about his own evolution.