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Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video)

Is there a better place to be in Chicago during the summer? Chicagoans know how to pack a party into a few short months, and despite my increasing annoyance with the cops, parking attendants and meter maids who are constantly hassling your boy over parking my Vespa, I’m managing to get out and enjoy.

Is there another major city in the country where you can be on the beach, and a couple of minutes later expose yourself to a completely different downtown experience on the Magnificent Mile? That’s what was going through my head as Saturday when I left Volleywood, the huge North Avenue Beach party thrown by Chicago Sport and Social. Mix Master Mike, the Beastie Boys’ DJ, didn’t disappoint. Click here to check out some of the pics.

Are you familiar with Daily Candy? It’s a female-centric daily email that covers everything from beauty tips to shopping advice. Now there’s a guys’ version, called Thrillist.com, “delivering a fresh take on the best in food, drinks, services, gadgets, gear, sports and travel.” They’re throwing a Chicago launch party at Fifty/50 on Wednesday. RSVP by July 21 at Thrillist.com/chicago.

Have you been following the flap over the New Yorker magazine cover featuring a turban-wearing Barack Obama and his gun-toting wife Michelle. The unfortunate thing is, it’s overshadowed what is actually a pretty fascinating article on Obama’s rise through the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago politics. Click here to read it for yourself.

Every summer I’ve been meaning to check out the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival, and I finally got around to it on Tuesday. What a blast! And free to boot. Check out Megan’s blog earlier this week for info.

If you haven’t bought your tickets for this week’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park you may be too late. Saturday and Sunday tickets have sold out. Tickets remain for Friday, which is when I wanted to attend anyway. Public Enemy is performing their seminal album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, from start to finish at 8:30 p.m. Folks, Rolling Stone ranked this the No. 48 on the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the highest ranking hip-hop album on the list.

Oh, and don’t forget about the
Rock The Bells Tour
Saturday in Tinley Park. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def and De La Soul are just some of the acts scheduled to perform.

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