1. Cyclists take over a car-free Lake Shore Drive this morning for the 17th annual Bike the Drive event. Riders can register day-of for $50 at checkpoints at Fullerton Avenue and near Oakwood Beach, or at Columbus and Jackson, where a post-ride festival will be held at Butler Field. Drivers and bus commuters, know that Lake Shore Drive will be closed to vehicles from Bryn Mawr Avenue to 57th Street from approximately 5:30 to 10:30am; check the CTA’s website for bus reroutes.
2. Hit up a brewery block party today as Ravenswood neighbors Dovetail Brewery and Begyle Brewing team up for Mayfestiversary. Expect live music, food trucks, kids’ activities and of course plenty of locally made beer. The fest takes place from 11am to 10pm today outside the breweries on Ravenswood Avenue; a $5 suggested donation for entry benefits local charities.
3. The Randolph Street Market is celebrating its first outdoor shopping event of the summer this weekend, and it looks to be a sunny and warm day for bargain hunting, with 300 vendors on hand and live music all day. The market is open from 10am to 5pm today outside Plumbers Hall; general admission is $10 online or $12 at the gate.
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