North Coast Music Festival: Armin Van Buuren, Illenium and Porter Robinson headline the annual EDM fest, which features stages focused on house, bass and dubstep. You can also climb a couch cushion pyramid and watch a laser light show in the air conditioned Chill Dome, dance around the Incendia Fire Pit and groove to your own beat at a silent disco. 2 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 2-10:30 p.m. Sunday at SeatGeek Stadium, 7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview; tickets $94-$275 at

ARC Music Festival: This celebration of house music in the genre’s birthplace features sets from Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Fatboy Slim and Carl Craig spread across four stages. 2-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.; tickets $149-$219 at

Chicago Jazz Festival: Spread across the Harris Theater rooftop, Von Freeman Pavilion and Jay Pritzker Stage, the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s annual celebration features performances by Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill, Grammy-winning guitarist Bill Frisell and jazz master Donald Harrison. Noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.; admission is free, more information at

Taste of Polonia: Billed as the largest Polish festival in the U.S., the 40th annual bash features live music and dance performances on four stages and a food court serving pierogi, blintzes, potato pancakes and more. You’ll also find cooking classes, a craft beer tent, a casino and kids activities. 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and noon to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Copernicus Center, 5216 N. Lawrence Ave.; tickets $10-$15 at

African Festival of the Arts: Celebrate Black culture at the Africa International House’s 33rd annual event, which features performances from “The Voice” contestant Terisa Griffin and Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Erica Campbell plus a food court, art vendors and kids activities. Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday through Monday at Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; tickets $30-$40 at

Michael Bublé: Catch a performance from the Grammy Award-winning Canadian crooner behind pop hits such as “Everything” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.” 8 p.m. Friday at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont; tickets $65-$155 at

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Source:: The Mercury News


10 things to do around Chicago: Dueling electronic music fests, Jazz Fest and Bulls Fest

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