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Did you know that Chicago has a number of Farmers Markets that run roughly from May until October? Some are sponsored by the city, and some are independent.

For a list of all neighborhood markets, with dates, visit Explore Chicago's Farmers Market Page.

There's four downtown locations, two on Tuesday and two on Thursday. I wish they had them on Wednesdays, which is the day I'm most likely to be downtown.
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Vida Breve...

The National Museum of Mexican Art, in Pilsen, is hosting "the largest annual day of the dead exhibition in the nation" from September 10th to December 13th, with the opening reception on Friday, September 10th, from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Check out their web page for more details!
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Originally from here but with some additions...

Adler Planetarium
September 7, 13-17, 21, 28

Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is free to the public every Thursday evening from 5pm-8pm

Brookfield Zoo Free
The Brookfield Zoo offers free admission to all U.S. Armed Forces active military and reservist personnel

Chicago Children’s Museum
Free for everyone – Every Thursday evening, 5-8pm
Free for ages 15 and under – First Sunday of every month

Chicago History Museum
Free Days 2010: Every Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm

DuSable Museum of African American History
September 4th

Field Museum
September: 13th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd

Lincoln Park Zoo
Free to the public 365 days per year

Museum of Contemporary Art
Every Tuesday of 2010, 10am – 8pm

Museum of Contemporary Photography
The Museum of Contemporary Photography is Free every day of 2010

Museum of Science and Industry
September 7-14, 20-21, 27-28

National Museum of Mexican Art
Every Tuesday-Sunday

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Every Thursday, 9am-4:30pm

The Oriental Institute Museum
Free admission, suggested donation of $7.00

Shedd Aquarium
September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Swedish American Museum
September 14
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The 32nd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival will be September 2nd-5th, a free event spread across 3 venues and 4 days. Don't miss the city's longest running lakefront music festival!

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