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Upcoming: Market Days; Lollapalooza; Clarkson; Joel Hall; Tune; Dance for Life
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Market Days acts: Aaron Carter, Salt-N-Pepa

Northalsted Market Days has announced the musical acts for the Aug. 8-9 event that will take place on North Halsted Street between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Among the acts performing on the North Stage at Addison on Aug. 8 are Blu Cantrell ( "Hit 'Em Up Style" ) at 1:45 p.m., Who Is Fancy at 3:30 p.m., Jack & Jack at 5:30 p.m., Xelle at 7 p.m. and En Vogue at 8:30 p.m.

Some of the other acts on the other stages that day include Funkadesi ( 1 p.m. on the Roscoe Stage ), The Cabaret Project Presents: Cher the Love ( 6 p.m. on the Jazz/Cabaret Stage at Aldine ), Thea Austin ( 1:30 p.m. on the Belmont Stage ) and American Idol alum David Hernandez ( 4:30 p.m. on the Belmont Stage ).

The following day has these stars on the North Stage at Addison: Aaron Carter ( 1 p.m. ), Sidewalk Chalk ( 2:45 p.m. ), Salt-N-Pepa ( 5 p.m. ) and All 4 One ( 8 p.m. ). Frenchie Davis ( 2 p.m. ) and C+C Music Factory ( 6:30 p.m. ) will be on the Belmont Stage. Amy & Freddy ( 6 p.m. on the Jazz/Cabaret Stage ), the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( 3 p.m. on the Roscoe Stage ) and 16 Candles ( 8 p.m. on the Roscoe Stage ) are some of the other acts performing.

There is a $10 suggested donation to Market Days. Visit .

McCartney, Sam Smith slated for Lollapalooza

Legendary musician Paul McCartney and out crooner Sam Smith are just two of the acts slated to perform at Chicago's Lollapalooza.

More than 125 acts are scheduled to play on eight stages, including Alabama Shakes, Florence + the Machine, TV on the Radio, Kid Cudi, Metallica, Marina and the Diamonds, George Ezra, FKA Twigs and A$AP Rocky.

The event will return for its 11th year at Grant Park on July 31-Aug. 2. Visit

Galantis, Peking Duk

at ROOF's Lolla parties

ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State St., will host official Lollapalooza afterparties.

On Friday, July 31, Peking Duk and SNBRN are the headliners; the Saturday, Aug. 1, party will feature Galantis ( headliner ) with opener Jack Novak; and the Sunday, Aug. 2, event ( "ROOF Sundays After Dark" ) will feature The Chainsmokers.

ROOF has revised operating hours. Fridays, it's open 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday's hours are 12 p.m.-3 a.m.; and Sunday's hours are 2-10 p.m.

Call 312-239-9502 or visit

Kelly Clarkson tour in Rosemont Aug. 1

American Idol and Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson has announced her 2015 "Piece By Piece" tour.

The 36-city tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, started on July 11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and culminate on Sept. 20 in Camden, New Jersey. It stops at Rosemont's Allstate Arena on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Pentatonix and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson will join Clarkson on the tour.

For more information on the tour and specific on-sale dates, visit or .

Joel Hall to premiere 'Anja' in August

In celebration of his dance company's 40th anniversary, choreographer Joel Hall will present the Joel Hall Dancers in the world premiere of "Anja: The Unexpected" over two weekends—Aug. 7-8 and Aug. 14-15—at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

"Anja" is a collaboration with three Chicago jazz musicians: Charles Heath ( percussion ), Ray Silkman ( saxophone ) and jazz vocalist Jesse Charbonier.

Advance tickets are $25-$80; visit, stop by the UChicago Arts Box Office in the Logan Center or call 773-702-ARTS ( 2787 ).

Tommy Tune at July 30 tap event

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project ( CHRP ) welcomes 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th-anniversary Jubalee Gala.

This evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, takes place Thursday, July 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave.

At the Jubalee, Tune will perform his one-man show Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, an autobiographical journey. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the gala's honorary chair.

Tickets are $500; call Tim Bowser 312-542-2477, ext. 211, write to or visit .

'Dance for Life' on Aug. 15

Seven of Chicago's dance companies will once again come together for Dance for Life on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The gala reception will be at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., at 5 p.m. The performances will take place at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., at 7:30 p.m.

Participating companies include Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, River North Dance Chicago, C5, Chicago Human Rhythm Project and Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre.

Tickets are $15-$75 ( performance only ) and $250-$600 ( includes admission to the gala reception and premiere seating at the performance ); call 312-922-5812 or visit .

View full calendar of events at the link: .

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