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If you're suffering from Independence Day withdrawal, stop by Daley Plaza to celebrate the independence of another revolutionary nation, France. The Committee of French Speaking Societies, the French Consulate, and other francophone organizations like Alliance Français and Chicago Pétanque Club are organizing games, a pop-up photobooth, a Course des Garçons de Café race, and more.
If opposites attract, then today's Burgers and Beer 5K is sure to bridge the best of both worlds. The race along the lakefront path ends with sizzling burgers and Goose Island craft beers.
Fresh off the release of his new album A Long Way to the Beginning, Nigerian Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti comes to Logan Square's Concord Music Hall. In 1997, Kuti took over as front man of Egypt 80, the band led by his legendary father, Fela Kuti; since then, says Peter Margasak, he's "has proved himself worthy of inheriting it" in addition to establishing his own identity.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.