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July: Movies in the Parks

Now you can’t beat free when you and your date are looking for a great Date Night experience. Grab a blanket fit for the lawn, perhaps a bottle of wine and head out to a movie playing in one of Chicago’s many parks:

July 1 “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (Hoyne Playground Park, 3417 S. Hamilton Ave.)
July 1 “17 Again” (Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave.)
July 2 “The Blind Side” (Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St.)
July 2 “The Blind Side” (Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive)
July 2 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Shields Ave.)
July 3 “Apollo 13” (Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.)
July 6 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave.)
July 6 “The Blind Side” (Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.)
July 7 “Star Trek” (Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.)
July 7 “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave.)
July 7 “The Getaway” (Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St.)
July 8 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Ken-Well Park, 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.)
July 8 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Brooks Park, 7100 N. Harlem Ave.)
July 8 “Field of Dreams” (Munroe Park, 2617 W. 105th St.)
July 9 “The Blind Side” (Fernwood Park, 10436 S. Wallace St.)
July 9 “The Goonies” (Mayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
July 9 “The Neverending Story” (Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave.)
July 10 “The Blind Side” (13th Street and St. Louis Avenue)
July 10 “The Spy Next Door” (Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.)
July 10 “Shorts” (Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.)
July 12 “Annie” (Cricket Hill, Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive)
July 12 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.)
July 13 “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (Erie Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.)
July 13 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Fulton River Park, 601 W. Kinzie St.)
July 13 “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (Lincoln Park, outside the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.)
July 14 “Cinco dias sin Nora” (Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St.)
July 14 “The Blind Side” (Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.)
July 15 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Pasteur Park, 5825 S. Kostner Ave.)
July 15 “The Blind Side” (Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.)
July 15 “Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls” (O’Hallaren Park, 8335 S. Honore St.)
July 16 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Hollywood Park, 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.)
July 16 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Roosevelt Park, 62 W. Roosevelt Rd.)
July 16 “The Wiz” (Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.)
July 17 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Jonquil Playlot Park, 1023 W. Wrightwood Ave.)
July 17 “The Wiz” (Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St.)
July 17 “Hotel for Dogs” (Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt Ave.)
July 18 “Little Big League” (Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd St.)
July 19 “Espiral” (Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G)
July 19 “Some Like it Hot” (Cricket Hill, Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive)
July 20 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Wildwood Park, 6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.)
July 20 “The School of Rock” (Churchill Field, 1825 N. Damen Ave.)
July 20 “The Fighting Temptations” (Wentworth Gardens, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave.)
July 21 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Hermitage Park, 5839 S. Wood St.)
July 21 “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion” (Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.)
July 21 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.)
July 22 “Akeelah and the Bee” (Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.)
July 22 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Simons Park, 1640 N. Drake Ave.)
July 22 “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina St.)
July 22 “The Goonies” (Rainey Park, 4350 W. 79th St.)
July 23 “Planet 51” (Kilbourn Park & Organic Green House, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.)
July 23 “Freedom Writers” (Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr.)
July 23 “The Blind Side” (Gwendolyn Brooks Park, 4542 S. Greenwood Ave.)
July 24 “Five on the Black Hand Side” (Washington Park – DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl.)
July 24 “Ghost Busters” (Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave.)
July 24 “Yo soy Boricua, pa’que tu lo sepas!” (Humboldt Stables, 3015 W. Division St.)
July 26 “The Longshots” (Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.)
July 26 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Cricket Hill, Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive)
July 26 “El Premio Flaco” (Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St.)
July 27 “Valentine’s Day” (South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive)
July 27 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Metcalfe Park, 4134 S. State St)
July 27 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Normandy Playground Park, 6660 W. 52nd St.)
July 28 “Double Indemnity” (Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.)
July 28 “Planet 51” (Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave.)
July 29 “The Wizard of Oz” (Mt. Greenwood Park, 3724 W. 111th St.)
July 29 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Moran Playground Park, 5727 S. Racine Ave.)
July 29 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (John P. Wilson Park, 1122 W. 34th Pl.)
July 30 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Franklin Park, 4320 W. 15th St.)
July 30 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Commercial Club Playground, 1845 W. Rice St.)
July 31 “City Slickers” (Oz Park, 2021 N. Burling St.)
July 31 “Roberto Clemente: An American Experience” (Humboldt Park Baseball Fields, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave.)
July 31 “Something’s Gotta Give” (Sauganash Park, 5861 N. Kostner Ave.)

For More Information Check out this Schedule at ChicagoParkDistrict.com

Dance The Night Away

Hopefully your wedding wasn’t the last time you’ve danced with your special lady. Show her you still have the moves to impress by finishing your date night off with a concert in the park.

Doug Loftstrom & the New Quartet (jazz)

Date: 05/28/10
Start Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Schedule Notes: In the fieldhouse
Cost: free
Location : Indian Boundary Park & Cultural Center

From salsa and reggae, to gospel, jazz and classical, the Park District’s Concerts in the Parks series offers Chicago families a fun, affordable way to spend an evening in their own community.

Throughout the year, indoor concerts are held in parks across the city. In the summer, bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor concerts. Regardless of the time of year,prepare to dance and sway the night away at a concert in the parks.

Indian Boundary Park & Cultural Center
2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
773.764.0338

Source: Chicago Park District

Oh Romeo Oh Romeo Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?

I’ll tell you where: he’ll be at The Chase Theater this weekend, for a inexpensive performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that will be sure to show your lady your romantic side.

“Romeo & Juliet” theater performance


Shakespeare’s immortal classic about young love ruined by a family feud in ancient Verona.

Date: 05/21/10 – 05/22/10
Start Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Schedule Notes: For ages 6 & up – Info: 312.742.7518 (theatre: .4701)
Cost: $7 / $11
Location : Chase Park

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd! See the stars of today and tomorrow directing, acting and creating magical works for the stage. Serious drama, hilarious comedies, incredible improvisations and toe tapping musicals are all part of the ever-changing repertoire. Live entertainment for all ages is offered year round.

* Chase Park
4701 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, 60640
312.742.7518

Source: Chicago Park District

Enjoy a Spring Date in your Chicago Parks

Spring is in bloom! Shake off those winter blues and hop on over to your neighborhood park. The Chicago Park District hosts a variety of events to celebrate this season. From the Annual Spring Flower Shows at Garfield & Lincoln Park Conservatories, featuring vibrant spring colors all season long, to our Stewardship Workdays and cultural events. There is something for everyone in the parks.

Enjoy spring in the parks!

Date Night Chicago tip: sort by cost and look for those freebies in the park, such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Civic Concert in Gage Park.

Chicago Park District Events Calendar: April, 2010