Chicago-area weekend events and slowdowns: Aug. 7-9

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CHICAGO — Traveling in or around Chicago this weekend? Here’s what you need to know:

CTA BROWN LINE WORK
Brown line trains will be rerouted into the Red Line subway between Armitage and the Loop from 8 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 4 a.m. Monday, August 10 for construction.

Also expect temporary street closures on parts of Ohio and Ontario throughout the weekend.

More information:  http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3445

BUD BILLIKEN PARADE
King Drive to Washington Park
Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CTA will operate extra bus service on the #3 King Drive, #4 Cottage Grove, #15 Jeffery Local, #29 State and #55 Garfield bus routes beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.

More information on using CTA to get to and from the parade: http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3445

CHICAGO CUBS V SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Wrigley Field
Friday, August 7 at 3:05 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 at 3:05 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 at 1:20 p.m.

Taking CTA to Wrigley Field: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/popdest/sports.aspx#cubs

BEARS FAMILY FEST
Solider Field
Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m.
http://www.chicagobears.com/events/family-fest.html

CTA will operate additional bus service along the #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express routes.  To get to/from the event by train, use CTA Red, Orange or Green line trains and exit at Roosevelt. The station is located at Roosevelt and State, and is a few blocks west of the stadium. Added information on taking

Metra to get close to Soldier Field: http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/utility_landing/newsroom/newsroom/bears-fans–add-metra-to-your-game-plan.html

RAVINIA CONCERTS
Friday, August 7 at 8 p.m.: Harry Connick Jr
Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m.: Classic Ramsey Lewis
Sunday, August 9 at 7 p.m.: Diana Krall
http://www.ravinia.org/

Taking Metra to Ravinia: http://ravinia.org/Page/MetraRail

SMASHING PUMPKINS CONCERT
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Friday, August 7

RETRO ON ROSCOE
Friday, August 7-  Sunday, August 9
Roscoe closed Damen to Oakely
http://roscoevillage.org/event-calendar/retro-on-roscoe/

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