4 top community and culture events in Chicago this weekend

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Looking to get out into the community this weekend?

From a summer festival to an art exhibition, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Chicago. Read on for a rundown.

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Kilbourn Park Summer Festival

From the event description:

This is a free community-wide outdoor event that encourages the enhancement of the neighborhood through friendly, lively and neighborly interaction from the entire community, all while bringing the park to life with music, food and fun.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.
Admission: Free

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Monarchs & Me Festival Celebration

From the event description:

Honor and celebrate the migration journeys of people and the monarch butterfly! Did you know that monarch butterflies are known for their migration journeys of up to 3,000 miles across North America? They are also important pollinators and the state insect of Illinois.Everyone has a migration story. Come connectyour migration story with the incredible story of the Monarch butterfly.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive
Admission: Free

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Sistafest & Black Women’s Empowerment Conference

From the event description:

This community event will feature FREE workshops for the mind, body, & soul, great raffle prizes, and a marketplace. Diasporal Discoveries provides cultural education and travel opportunities to youth and SistaFest is intended to provide valuable resources to the women in the communities that we serve. For vending opportunities or other inquiries, contact Event Coordinator at gabby@diasporaldiscoveries.org.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave.
Admission: Free

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Eye Am - The Art Gallery

From the event description:

Eye Am is a huge collaboration project put together by Chicago creator and model, Kierra Monique. This project was created to empower the black community, encouraging people of color to embrace their roots and to not be afraid of identifying with their blackness, no matter what image is being painted of our people in the media.

When: Sunday, Aug. 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Luxe B Studio, 358 E. 47th St.
Admission: Free

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Parking in Chicago can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Chicago parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the CTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.

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