Eckhart Park as carnival midway? Brilliant!


The big top pitches alongside St. Boniface Church at Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

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Friday, September 16
Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements, till 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave. Circus acts, music, comedy, Renegade crafts and a farmer's market, in a crazy carnival named after a bumptious Thelonius Monk recording. It all seems a bit Misterioso, but Pitchfork impresario Mike Reed gives Chicago magazine as good an explanation as any. brilliantcornersofpopularamusements.com

Guinness Oyster Fest, 6-10pm, continuing 11-10 Saturday, 2000 W. Roscoe west to Leavitt. Human League and other bands, plus an Irish stage. chicagoevents.com

3 Card Molly, 5-7pm at Division, Damen and Western Blue Line stations. Out of Site street performances continue Fridays through Oct. 14. outofsitechicago.com

Saturday, September 17
Tabula Rasa Family Fun Run, 9 am, Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave. A 5K "Race Against Recidivism" supports education program for juvenile ex-offenders. tabularasachicago.org

32nd Ward Bike Ride, 9:30-1:30, 1113 W. Webster Ave. A leisurely 30-mile trek. kangarookathy@yahoo.com

Eckhart Park Walk for Fun, 10-11:30 am, Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave. A 2-mile route (scaled down from a 5K run) routes through local parks. $30 playground contribution gets you T-shirt, coupons and raffle tickets. active.com

County Fair at Garfield Park, 11am-4pm, 300 N. Central Park Ave. Bring pruners and/or loppers for sharpening at fundraiser ($5) to replace conservatory windows. garfieldconservatory.org

Family Sport Festival, 11-6, Armour Square Park, 3309 S Shields Ave. Try more than 25 different sports and get information about the programs and places where you can get active in Chicago. Via 32nd Ward newsletter.

St. Mary of the Angels Oktoberfest, 12-6:30pm through Sunday, 1810-1850 N. Hermitage. Family games, music and food; $5. savethedome.net

Sunday, September 18
Like Bike Ride/Walk and Celebration, 9:30am, Bucktown/Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee. Health and bike-safety exhibits enroute to Logan Square. likebike.us

Vintage Bazaar, 11am-6pm at Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. Pop-up flea market with 1st Ward outreach till 2. thevintagebazaar.com

Monday, September 19
East Village Association board of directors, 6:30pm at Leona's 1936 W. Augusta. Planning committee reports on Friday's meeting with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno regarding Division/Ashland development. Write the alderman.

Thursday, September 22
Polish Triangle Marketplace, 3-8p at Milwaukee, Ashland and Damen; repeats Sept. 29. Farmers' market with breads, produce, cheeses. wickerparkbucktown.org

Adult Community Yoga , 6:30—7:30 pm weekly, Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice Street; $5. 312-371-7168.

Cyrano, Thu-Sat 8p, Sun 7p until Oct. 16, Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division. House Theatre of Chicago deconstructs "Cyrano de Bergerac." chopintheatre.com

Saturday, September 22
Animal Care & Control Adoption Event, 9am-6pm Sunday, Petsmart parking lot,
2655 N. Elston Ave. Via 32nd Ward newsletter.

Tuesday, September 27
Saturday, September 22The Interrupters,/i>, 5:30pm in Ganz Hall (7th Floor) of the Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave. Panel discussion follows screening of the award-winning Chicago documentary. nmichaels@roosevelt.edu

Friday, September 30
Career/ Employment & Networking Opportunity Fair, 10am-2pm,
4501 W. 127th St. Alsip is a ways from East Village, but Iris Millan of the 1st Ward office finds it of interest. thelighthousechurch.org

Saturday, October 1
Bloomingdale Trail Design Open House, 3-6pm, McCormick Tribune YMCA, 1834 N. Lawndale Ave. Continues 5-7pm Sunday. Designers plan the next phase of the Bloomingdale Trail before a public meeting 6-8pm Tuesday. bloomingdaletrail@TPL.org

The CTA begins charging $75/month for parking under the Blue Line tracks from Damen Avenue to Wood Street, according to the Wicker Park Chamber of Commerce. 773-714-9262

Monday, October 3
East Village Association, 7pm, Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott. Adam Burck of Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is guest speaker.

Friday, October 16
Bucktown Apple Pie Contest, 2-5pm, Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Blvd. Music, pony rides; bring your own pie. bucktownapplepiecontest.com

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