CHICAGO, IL — Happy weekend, Chicago! Your Chicago Patch community calendar is a great way to keep tabs on what’s happening near you and discover local events that fit your interests. Here’s a roundup of local events coming up in the area this weekend.

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Fourth of July Weekend at Rewired

  • When: Thursday, July 1st at 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar
  • What: Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar, the new day-to-night coffee bar and restaurant in Edgewater, offers a spacious 40 seat dog-friendly patio for guests to enjoy as they kick off Fourth of July weekend. Rewired will feature happy hour specials Thursday, July 1, Friday, July 2 and … Learn More

Fourth of July Weekend at The Rambler

  • When: Thursday, July 1st at 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Rambler Kitchen & Tap
  • What: The Rambler invites guests to kick off the long Fourth of July weekend with FREE trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 1 hosted by Whaddayaknow. Specials will include $20 Truly or White Claw buckets. To cool off, and guests can sip The Rambler’s new frozen Lincoln Lemonade ($11) whi… Learn More

Meta Given CHICAGO Tribune Editor and Celebrated Cookbook Author!

  • When: Thursday, July 1st at 5:45 p.m.
  • What: META GIVEN (1888-1981) was born 133 years ago on January 25 and 1888 to James Henry and Eliza Ann (Lacy) Given in the Ozarks of Missouri.   META GIVEN got her education at the Normal School #2 out of Warrensburg now University of Central Missouri. And she obtained her bachelors … Learn More

Chicago Dogs vs. Milwaukee Milkmen

  • When: Thursday, July 1st at 6:05 p.m.
  • Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave
  • What: Join the Chicago Dogs as they take on the Milwaukee Milkmen at Impact Field in Rosemont. During this “Thirsty Thursday” home game, fans can enjoy $2 domestic drafts along with a post-game fireworks display. Learn More

The Warehouse Sale Closing Sale! Kildeer, Il.

  • When: Friday, July 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: 20771 N Rand Rd Space 11, Kildeer, IL 60047
  • What: Hey Kildeer! The Warehouse Sale is a pop-up shoe store only in town until Sunday, July 4th. We carry over 20,000 pairs of men’s & women’s brand name shoes! ALL shoes are 40-80% OFF for this event. Join us for our largest selection EVER! Anyone on the VIP list will get a Bu… Learn More

Fourth of July Weekend Summer Series at WhirlyBall

  • When: Friday, July 2nd at 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: WhirlyBall Chicago
  • What: For those staying in town over the Fourth of July weekend, WhirlyBall in Chicago, Naperville and Vernon Hills will offer a Summer Series package which includes a special deal on entertainment paired with food and drink. Reservations are strongly recommended. Guests can choose … Learn More

Chicago Dogs vs. Houston Apollos

  • When: Friday, July 2nd at 6:05 p.m.
  • Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave
  • What: Join the Chicago Dogs as they take on the Houston Apollos at Impact Field in Rosemont. During this Friday home game, the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free giveaway upon entering the ballpark. Fans can enjoy pre-game happy hour drink specials and live music fro… Learn More

Michael Charles at The Grand Cabaret

  • When: Friday, July 2nd at 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: 1132 W Grand Ave
  • What: Join Michael Charles for an intimate concert of his unforgettable songs and his favorite standards! Michael Charles and friends take you on a guitar driven journey through thirty seven years and thirty seven releases of original music. Charles will perform the contemporary blu… Learn More

Featured Event: First Saturday Evanston Art Events

  • When: Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: 1800 Maple Ave
  • What: First Saturday Evanston Art Events, July 3, invite the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community. Use this handy Google Map to plan your art-filled day Maker’s Market •Maker’s Market, 1800 Maple Ave. Parking Garage (aka Movie Theatre Parking Garage). Shop FREE! Clic… Learn More
Featured Event: First Saturday Evanston Art Events (Lisa Degliantoni)

Featured Event: Get Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Card From Home (6 days a week)

  • When: Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: TeleMedicine Physician Certification Visit
  • What: Appointments Available 6 Days a Week Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturdays 10am-2pm Click Here to Book Now! We’re proud to be nominated by our patients and subscribers to The Chicago Reader for the second year in a row as “The Best Clinic in Chicago to Get A Medical Cannabis Card!… Learn More
Featured Event: Get Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Card From Home (6 days a week)(Educated Alternative)

Featured Event: Maker’s Market in Downtown Evanston

  • When: Saturday, July 3rd at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: 1800 Maple Ave
  • What: Shop handmade goods at Maker’s Markets, First Saturdays May-Oct, 12-5p @ Maple Parking Garage! FREE to shop!  Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker’s Markets 2021, where shoppers buy direct from Chicagoland artisans and makers. Enter the Maple Avenue Parking Garage… Learn More
Featured Event: Maker’s Market in Downtown Evanston (Lisa Degliantoni)

Nettlehorst French Market

  • When: Saturday, July 3rd at 8:00 a.m.
  • Where: The Nettelhorst School
  • What:  Join us on Saturday mornings for a French styled open air market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, local retail businesses and community groups! Learn More

Fourth of July Burger Kits To Go from Uvae

  • When: Saturday, July 3rd at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar
  • What: Chicagoans heading outdoors for Fourth of July weekend can enjoy a Burger Kit To-Go from Uvae in Andersonville. For $75, Uvae’s Burger Kit for 4 includes house ground short rib mash patties, red onion marmalade, lettuce, tomato, pickle, truffle aioli and brioche buns. Also inc… Learn More

Chicago Dogs vs. Houston Apollos

  • When: Saturday, July 3rd at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave
  • What: Join the Chicago Dogs as they take on the Houston Apollos at Impact Field in Rosemont. Chicago Dogs games welcome fans of all ages for a one-of-a-kind experience where every day is fan appreciation day. Learn More

#MauldinandMe Selfie Contest & Giveaway

  • When: Sunday, July 4th at 8:00 a.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: As part of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s current exhibit, Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & The Art of War, five downtown Chicago bus shelters now feature Bill Mauldin’s famous cartoons. The public is invited to hunt for these images and participate in the Mus… Learn More

July 4th with the National Archives

  • When: Sunday, July 4th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: National Archives Foundation
  • What: Join the National Archives for a one-of-a-kind July 4th celebration! This year, you can choose how you celebrate – either virtually, or with us in person at the Archives! For 50 years, the Archives has celebrated the founding of the United States that includes a traditional re… Learn More

Fourth of July BBQ Benefit at Graystone Tavern

  • When: Sunday, July 4th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: The Graystone Tavern
  • What: The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will host a Fourth of July outdoor BBQ on Sunday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. For a minimum $5 donation, guests will enjoy a choice of burger, hot dog or brat with a side of chips. The barbecue will… Learn More

City Cruises Chicago Kicks off 4th Of July on the Water

  • When: Sunday, July 4th at 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: City Cruises Chicago Navy Pier
  • What: Summer 2021 has finally arrived, which means it’s finally time to start taking advantage of everything the city has to offer on the water. City Cruises Chicago has announced both their Lake Michigan and Chicago River experiences to celebrate the upcoming summer holidays includ… Learn More

Music in the Park: The Forge Sings Country

  • When: Sunday, July 4th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Forge: Lemont Quarries
  • What: Come down to The Mount and enjoy talents from Chicago, New York, & LA as they sing out your favorite tunes at The Forge Sings. Performers have appeared on TV, national tours, and in regional theatres across the country. You never know who might show up! Savor our delicious… Learn More

Chicago Dogs vs. Houston Apollos

  • When: Sunday, July 4th at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave
  • What: Join the Chicago Dogs as they take on the Houston Apollos at Impact Field in Rosemont. During this “Family Sunday” home game, fans can enjoy $3 bottomless popcorn and $3 bottomless fountain drinks. Pre-game catch on the field and team autographs will also be available for fans. Learn More

PlayMakers Laboratory’s STORIES UNDER THE SUN

  • When: Tuesday, July 6th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Nat King Cole Park
  • What: PlayMakers Laboratory is pleased to present Stories Under the Sun, a series of free, family-friendly performances presented across the city this summer through the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks initiative. Performed in the style of PML’s much-lauded sketch com… Learn More

Kevin Weddle: The Compleat Victory Book Talk

  • When: Wednesday, July 7th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom
  • What: The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is excited to welcome Colonel (Retired) Kevin J. Weddle, Ph.D. to discuss his new book, The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution. In this book, Dr. Weddle explains in detail the Battle of Saratoga and why events unfo… Learn More

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Editor’s note: This article was automatically generated based on event information mainly provided by community members. Patch has not independently verified most of this information, always check with organizers to confirm posted events are proceeding as planned. Click on any event in the list for more details. You can also reach out to [email protected] with any questions or other feedback about this article.