The Mix — Cool Things to Do 06.08.12
June 6, 2012 6:12PM
Roger Waters | TOM CRUZE ~ SUN-TIMES
Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters will perform the band’s iconic “The Wall” album in its entirety during Roger Waters: The Wall Live, 8:30 p.m. June 8 at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison. Tickets are $35-$250. Visit ticketmaster.com.
A BETTER WAY
Chef Guy Fieri headlines the second annual Chill and Grill Festival kicking off at 11 a.m. June 9 at Waveland Park, 3580 N. Recreation. Fieri’s cooking demo will take place at 2:30 p.m. June 9. Activities include hands-on classes ($30), tastings, a kids corner and cooking demonstrations. Admission is free, however tastings and classes require tickets. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9; noon to 5 p.m. June 10. Visit bhgchillandgrill.com .
Ravinia’s 2012 season opens with the Iron & Wine tour featuring Dr. John at 7 p.m. June 10. Tickets are $27-$55. The venue is at 200 Ravinia Park, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Visit ravinia.org .
Chicago Bike to Work Week is June 11-15, and activities include free spin classes in Millennium Park (June 11-14); outdoor screening of “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” at dusk June 12 in Millennium Park; two-hour Loop bike tour at 6:30 p.m. June 14; lecture at noon June 13 in the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, and a screening of a collection of bike shorts from around the world beginning at 6 p.m. June 11 at Goose Island Pub, 1800 N. Clybourn. The week concludes with a rally at 7 a.m. June 15, Visit bikechicago.us .
SHOWCASING THE NEW
Luna Negra Dance Theater, the renowned Latino-based company, performs June 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. In collaboration with the MCA, the company will present its new project, “Luna Nueva,” designed to showcase world premieres by Latino choreographers from around the globe including: Diana Szeinbaum of Argentina; Monica Cervantes, Luna Negra’s astonishing star dancer and rehearsal director, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, the troupe’s hugely talented artistic director. For tickets ($28), call (312) 397-4010;
Celebrating its 63rd anniversary, the Old Town Art Fair (260 artisans, food vendors, live music) begins at 10 a.m. June 9 at Lincoln and Wisconsin. A new attraction this year is the Second City’s “First Sight, First Night” event, a 30-minute show featuring a special performance by Rob Riggle, and silent auction at 6 p.m. June 8 at Up Comedy Club!, 230 W. North ($85). Fair hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 9; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10. Admission is $7 for ages 12 and older. Visit oldtowntriangle.com .
Ribfest Chicago 2012 gets under way at 5 p.m. June 8 on Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park and Berteau. More than 50,000 pounds of barbecue from 30 restaurants is expected to be sampled. A rib-eating competition is at 6:30 p.m. June 7. The winner moves on to the professional competition Ribmania at 6 p.m. June 8. Live entertainment will be featured, as well as a Kids Square. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. June 8; noon to 10 p.m. June 9-10. Visit ribfest-chicago.com .
The Chicago 13.1 Marathon and Karhu 5K, starting and finishing at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore, kicks off at 7:13 a.m. June 9. Entertainment along the course includes cheer squads, bands and DJs spinning tunes, as well as a post-race party at the cultural center. Visit 131marathon.com/chicago .
DOING SWELL ON WELLS
The 38th Wells Street Art Festival is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 9-10 on Wells between North and Division. More than 250 artists will be in attendance. Live entertainment will also be featured. Visit oldtown
“Legend of the Sun,” a dance drama based on centuries-old Chinese folk tales, makes its U.S. debut at 7:30 p.m. June 12-13 at the Auditorium
Theatre, 50 E. Congress. Tickets are $17.50-$55. Call (800) 982-2787; ticketmaster.com.
ROSEMONT ROCKS OUT
Rockin in the Park at Rosemont music festival is June 8-10 at 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Entertainment includes April’s Reign, 5 p.m. June 8; Jimmy Van Sant, 9:15 p.m. June 8; Hot Rocks, 4:30 p.m. June 9; Infinity, 9 p.m. June 9; School of Rock, 1:15 p.m. June 10; Wedding Banned, 5:15 p.m. June 10. Admission is free. Visit theparkatrosemont.com .
PAISLEY IN THE PARK
Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour featuring Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, the Band Perry and Jerrod Niemann, 5 p.m. June 9 at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison. Tickets are $34-$84. Visit ticket master.com.
DON’T MISS IT
A performance by 16 Candles kicks off the 47th Annual Andersonville Midsommarfest opening at 7 p.m. June 8 on the North stage at Clark and Catalpa. The fest, June 8-10, takes place along Clark between Balmoral and Catalpa. Weekend 10; and Fatally Cool, 2 p.m. June 9. Hours are 5-9 p.m. June 8; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 9-10. A $5 donation is suggested.