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Weekend Events Chicago 2013: Our Guide To 22 Can't-Miss Festivals, Art Events And More

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WEEKEND EVENTS CHICAGO 2013 SUMMER FESTIVALS
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With Memorial Day weekend already a memory and the temperatures rising, summer is officially in full swing in Chicago.

As such, each weekend Chicagoans will have a gamut of street festivals, art shows, food gatherings and other events to choose from. While our pals at Metromix Chicago and DNAinfo Chicago have already put together guides to help navigate the street fest madness, we here at HuffPost wanted to put together our own guide to the endless festivities.

Scroll below the slideshow for regular Chicago event updates throughout the summer. Have a tip? Let us know at chicago AT huffingtonpost DOT com.

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Pork-fueled fun returns to Schuba's for the annual "Pig, Swig & Record Dig" Saturday.

If pig isn't your dish, the event promises beers from Revolution Brewing, and a whole host of records from local shops like Reckless, Beverly Records and Dusty Groove.

Schubas and sister venue Lincoln Hall are also unloading "a shocking number of awesome screen prints" from artists including Jay Ryan, Kii Arens, Justin Santora, Delicious Design League and Spike Press.

A day-long raffle for prizes like festival passes to Tomorrow Never Knows are up for grabs as well, with all raffle proceeds benefiting Lakeview Pantry.

Pig, Swig & Record Dig is Sat., Sept. 21 at Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave, begins at noon. All Ages. Free

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Wings up! The National Red Bull Flugtag launches Saturday afternoon in Chicago from Burnham Harbor.

The annual event, in Chicago for the fourth time, pits teams with the most creatively-designed flying machine against one other as they launch from a 30-foot-high flight deck and land in Lake Michigan.

Per Flugtag rules, all "aircrafts" have to be people-powered, meaning no engines our external energy sources. Keep fingers crossed for smooth sailing: last year's event was cancelled due to choppy "marine conditions."

Flugtag begins at 11 a.m. with the first flight at 1 p.m. at Burnham Harbor.

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From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Open Streets Chicago will temporarily take over a three-mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue between the Logan Square and Wicker Park neighborhoods (from Logan Boulevard to Ashland Avenue) and fill it with activities including but not limited to dancing, yoga, spa soaking, fencing, skating, pottery, a "colormob" and more.

The event's goal? To "create a safe public space in a car-free setting where communities can connect, families and friends can exercise and play, and businesses can engage the public."

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This weekend will bring the conclusion of the Beethoven Festival, which HuffPost blogger and The Dinner Party creator Elysabeth Alfano described as "wonderfully infectious" in a post previewing the fest.

George Lepauw, the festival's president and founder, told Alfano the event is "our most diverse yet. This festival is all about creative collaboration -- and that is how we have chosen to express our love this year."

Specifically on tap this weekend at the Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria? Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche's world premiere of a new piece inspired by Beethoven's Fifth.

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Sure, we're as excited as anyone about the forthcoming Riot Fest -- but we're also happy to report the punk-geared Humboldt Park festival and carnival isn't the only show in town this upcoming weekend.

Kicking off Thursday is the fifteenth annual city-sponsored World Music Festival. The free fest, to be held Sept. 12-22, will be held in various locations including the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and a number of neighborhood venues located throughout the city. The fest features musicians from a wide range of genres and parts of the world including Malians Bassekou Kouyaté and Sidi Touré, Finns Kardemimmit and many more. Read the fest's full schedule here.

Other highly-anticipated concerts this weekend in Chicago include experimental LA group No Age at Schubas (on Friday) and Empty Bottle (on Saturday). Check the Chicago Reader for more of their recommended shows this weekend.

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