Calendar: Wicker Park Fest, sidewalk sale, green tech

A weekly look at events in and around East Village (not "the East Village"):

Saturday, July 23
Keeping It Real, 11am-1pm at the Chicago Police Academy 1330 W. Jackson. Learn from convicted burglars how to protect your home.

Summer Sidewalk Sale, 11 am, Division Street, Milwaukee Avenue, North Avenue, & Damen Avenue.

Wicker Park Fest, noon-10pm, Milwaukee Avenue between Wood and North avenues. Chicago Reader calls it "one of the city's most reputable neighborhood festivals." Make what you will of that. Children's activities at Milwaukee and Evergreen include petting zoo (1-5 pm) and benefit Jose de Diego Community Academy. Headline band is Wild Flag, a Sleater-Kinney offshoot. Afterparty at Evil Olive.

Wicker Park Neighborhood Tour, 1pm, Wicker Park. A Chicago Architecture Foundation guided walking tour of Victorian-era buildings. Repeated Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 21. Tickets at

Sunday, July 24
Wicker Park Fest, noon-10pm. The street festival continues with Wavves, Blitzen Trapper and more.

Summer Sidewalk Sale, till 6 pm.

Tuesday, July 26
Chicago Sustainable Backyard Program, 6-8pm, Chicago Center for Green Technology
445 N. Sacramento. If you're curious about rain barrels, compost bins, tree and native garden plantings, this might sustain interest.
Tom Tomek business card
Anselmo @properties business card,
Ask Nagel business card.

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