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Fox Valley Magazine's - The 7 FOR THE WEEKEND / August 28-30

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Fox Valley Magazine's - The 7 FOR THE WEEKEND / August 28-30

Celebrate Elgin's 4th Annual I-Fest

Elgin’s International Festival, also known as iFest, will bring together dozens of the world’s cultures which showcase the cultural throughout the Greater Fox Valley of Northern Illinois. The free festival will feature music and entertainment, ethnic cuisine, children’s activities, a “world market” and cultural arts and crafts.

WHEN:  August 29, 11-7pm
WHERE: Riverside Drive Promenade, Chicago Street and Grove Avenue, Elgin
MORE INFO: click here


CineFest Backlot Block Party

The First Annual CineFest Backlot Block Party, is a “Behind-The Scenes” music and food festival celebrating film and television projects that have been shot in Chicago.  Approximately thirty bands on three stages and some of Chicago’s most popular sweet and savory food trucks will converge on the grounds of Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, one of the largest film and television studio campus outside of Hollywood. Onesti Entertainment is producing the event which will benefit CineCares, the charitable foundation of CineSpace Studios that provides scholarships and supports local civic and children’s charities. Musical headliners include Bret Michaels of Poison, Blue Oyster Cult, Quiet Riot, The Michael Allman Band.

WHEN: August 28-30, 3-11pm
WHERE: CineSpace Studios,  2600 W 16th St. Chicago. 

MORE INFO: click here


Oswego Beats & Eats

Killer line up of incredibly talented musicians. Plan to come early to catch the über cool Edward David Anderson (4:15p) kick things off. Followed by Chicago favorite The Congregation Band (5:30p) mixing their soulful sounds with Rock and Roll. Terrapin Flyer (7:00p) will be playing some familiar Grateful Dead tunes, getting us in the groove. Our headliner for the evening is an amazing Americana band from Bridgeport, Connecticut- The Alternate Routes (8:30). Their song "Nothing More" might sound familiar as it was used in promotion for the Sochi Winter Olympics. We hope to see EVERYONE come party with us at  Market on Main Street. There will be dancing in the streets! 

WHEN: August 29, 4pm
WHERE: Village of Oswego, IL 4120 Plainfield Rd, Oswego 

MORE INFO: click here


Farmers Market of East Dundee

It features ONLY food and horticultural products sold by local farmers, producers and businesses. Now selling fresh cut flowers, plants and vegetables; infused vinegars and olive oils; organic fresh-baked breads, sweets, pretzels, muffins and crackers; home-made dog and cat treats and goodies, natural soaps, skincare and soy candles, artisan cheeses, farm-raised fish and locally-grown mushrooms, popcorn, fresh gourmet pizza and Blues bbq sandwiches. Free Raffle Prizes or try your luck while donating to the FISH Pantry. Live Family-Friendly Music! RAIN OR SHINE

WHEN: August 30, 9-1pm
WHERE: The Depot, 319 N. River St., East Dundee
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Full Moon Ceremony at Healing Arts Center

The energy of the full moon brings our deepest emotions to the surface. With these emotions at the surface, the task at hand is to recognize those emotions that are no longer useful or beneficial and release them. We will feature sound therapy to assist releasing and self healing. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on and blanket and pillow for your comfort. Please RSVP.

WHEN: August 29, 7-9pm

WHERE:  Healing Arts Metaphysical Center, 11 East Wilson Street, Batavia
MORE INFO: click here


Indian Cooking with Saba Haider

Learn the basics of Indian Cooking, including how to use Indian spices and how they can improve your health! We will cook healthier, lighter versions of Indian food including lentil soups, vegetables, rice dishes, homemade yogurt and much more! We will make a wonderful meal and enjoy it with a new group of friends. 

WHEN: August 30, 3-6pm

WHERE:  Alive Center, 500 W Fifth Ave, Naperville
MORE INFO: click here


Jack Axe Games & Festival

A place for not only the competitor, but the whole family! Here's a list of everything you can expect to see and encounter while attending the Jack Axe Festival for your "Day of Adventure"! Live Music, Bouncy House and Scavenger Hunt, Large beer and food tent, Camp Square for all day entertainment, Numerous Food Vendors, Small farmers market, Jack Axe Game Zone, Jack Axe Games Finale.

WHEN: August 29-30, 7am-10pm
WHERE: Kane County Fair, 525 S Randall Rd, Saint Charles

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