FREE online college classes and unlimited enrolment!
Subjects offered this fall include organic chemistry, microeconomics and programming for smartphones. Future online classes could include veterinary medicine and agriculture. Classes will not count toward a degree, however getting your feet wet and expanding your knowledge base can be immeasurable.
Some classes are set to begin now, others will be staggered to allow for interested students to maximize class load. Prestigious institutions like University of Illinois, Stanford, Princeton, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania will participate, just to name a few. Those interested can log onto coursera.org to view available classes and to sign up.
Chicago Bears and Fireworks
Bears kick-off the 2012 Summer Camp with selected practices FREE to the public at Olivet Nazarene University.
You don’t have to brave two-a-days to kick-off this season of high expectations with the Bears, but you can if you like. The team will be welcoming fans from far and wide with 15 open practices. Tailgating is allowed however keep in mind the university has a ban on alcohol and tabacco campus-wide.
The first FREE practice will begin Thursday, July 26 at 2:30pm. Gates will open 1 hour before practice and parking is also FREE.
Family Night will be held Monday, Aug. 13 at Soldier Field, with a fireworks show following practice.
Movies in the Park, Chicago Park District
All movies are FREE and begin at dusk, weather permitting.
Wednesday, July 25
Kung Fu Panda 2 PG
Durkin Park, 8445 S. Kolin Ave., 773.284.7316
Latino Film Festival Selection NR
Harrison Park: 1824 S Wood St., 312.746.5491
The Princess Bride PG Closed Captioned (CC)
Mann Park 3035 E. 130th St., 773.646.0210
Thursday, July 26
Happy Feet 2 PG
Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave., 773.284.7029
Pasteur Park, 5825 S. Kostner Ave., 773.284.0530
The Adventures of Tin Tin PG
Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St., 312.745.4801
Festivals & Concerts
The Future Shorts Festival
The World’s Biggest Pop Up Film Festival Friday, July 27, 7:30pm.
This FREE event is being held at Transistor, 3819 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Future Shorts Festival is the largest pop up film festival of its kind, with the most exciting short films from around the world.
Transistor is on Trader’s Row at 3819 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, south of Berenice, north of Grace and east of Damen. There is metered and free residential street parking nearby.
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park
Grant Park Orchestra, Jun Märkl, Guest Conductor, Pascal Rogé, Piano
Open Rehearsal: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Open Rehearsal: Friday, July 27, 2012, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Chicago Public Library
Best of Black Harvest Film Festival, July 25, 2012, 5:30 pm
Location: West Englewood, 1745 W. 63rd Street, 60636, 312.747.3481
On the Frontline, a film by Derek Grace, are an assortment of individual stories from the streets of Chicago. A profoundly hopeful investigation of gun violence and its aftermath. The film fetures parents, former gang members, high school students and clergy, including Chicago activist Fr. Michael Pfleger.
A young man, who thought about the consequences one bullet too late, stands up with scores of other ordinary citizens to reclaim their homes, streets, and schools. Derek Grace will be present to discuss the film. (2010, 65 min., dvd projection)
Guests will also have the chance to receive tickets to this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago. Subscribe to recieve information as it becomes available.
Clark House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL, 60616, 312.326.1480
Built in 1836 for Henry B. Clarke, the Clarke House Museum is Chicago’s oldest house. The house shows what life was like for a family in Chicago during the city’s formative years before the Civil War. It’s fascinating history began at a time when Chicago received its city charter and much of the area was still undeveloped prairie.
Over the years, the house survived fires, belonged to a church, and was moved twice – during the second move, the house was stuck in the air for two weeks. The house is now located in the Chicago Women’s Park in the Prairie Avenue Historic District, and operated as a museum by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Kraft Free Family Night
Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier, 700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Thursday Evenings 5pm – 8pm
Free admission for all visitors
DePaul University Art Museum, Free Admission Daily
935 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL, 60614
This wolld renown University has a diverse permanent collection on view, as well as many special exhibits. In the past the collection has included the work of contemporary Iraqi artists—from paintings to sculpture—and showcased photographic works by Eugene Atget and Berenice Abbott
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Free Admission Daily
600 S. MICHIGAN Ave. CHICAGO, IL 60605
MoCP is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography. The Museum is committed to presenting projects and exhibitions that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the Museum strives to communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination, and creativity.
Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, Free Admission Daily
1115 E. 58th St, Chicago, IL, 60637, 77.702.9514
The Oriental Institute Museum is world-renown and showcases history & art, with permanent galleries devoted to Ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia and Ancient Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.
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