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By Larissa Brodsky | Broker in Chicago, IL
  • Things to do this weekend

    Posted Under: General Area, Parks & Recreation, In My Neighborhood  |  September 14, 2012 3:05 PM  |  113 views  |  No comments

    Millennium Park


    The Millennium Park BP Bridge and Lurie Garden will be closed on Saturday, September 15th from 10:30am to 3:30pm.

    Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

    A Smart Bar 30th Anniversary Event With Orchard Lounge  & Smart Bar Music Director Nate Manic
    Millennium Park (Central Promenade and AT&T Plaza by Cloud Gate)
    201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. and Columbus Ave
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Orchard Lounge & Nate Manic
    Orchard LoungeSmart Bar logo

    If you can move, Orchard Lounge will back you up: from the dance floor to the couch.

    OL is the DJ collective of Spencer Lokken, Bethany Briscoe Lokken, and Ben Silver. Since they met in Chicago in 2000, this versatile trio has enlightened dance floors from Mexico to Maine with their highly unpredictable and eclectic sets. From headnodic downtempo & boogie to ominous and ultramodern house & tech, theirs is a democratic mission: to expose as many people as possible to the artists whom they admire and respect, create unique dance floor memories, and to cross traditional boundaries of turntablism/improv/electronic fusion.

    Nate ManicNate Manic, Photo by David Goldman

    Nate Manic’s presence on the Midwest dance scene can be described as nothing less than ubiquitous, with hundreds of appearances at the region’s best venues and events over a career spanning over ten years. Always setting high goals and looking to the future, he continues to be a respected member of Chicago and the Midwest’s history with significant contributions to it’s dance community- most recently through his appointment to the position of Music Director for Smart Bar.

    Photo by David Goldman

    The largest annual outdoor dancing series in the United States, Chicago SummerDance returns for its 16th year of jumping, jiving and bringing joy to Chicago’s residents and visitors. SummerDance will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m., weather permitting, from July 19 through September 16.

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