NEAR WEST SIDE — With summer temperatures and clear skies on tap Friday and Saturday, we predict you are going to be spending some time outside this weekend.
From outdoor festivals to farmers markets, here are our top picks of things to do and see in the West Loop, Pilsen and Near West Side this weekend.
Passion Pit at Old St. Pat's Block Party — Indietronica pop band Passion Pit headlines the 32nd annual "World's Largest Block Party" benefiting the West Loop's Old St. Pat's Church. The fest was moved to the UIC Festival lot last year. Tickets are still on sale for $40 online, $45 at the gate, and include three drink tickets. 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday, UIC Festival Lot at Morgan & Taylor streets, University Village
Randolph Street Market — The indoor/outdoor urban antiques market returns to the neighborhood, featuring eight acres of unique vintage, antique and artisan finds. Be on the lookout for special mid-century modern treasures this month. $10 at the gate, kids free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., West Loop
Motoblot Motorcycle Rally — All Rise Brewing hosts a three-day motorcycle and hot rod rally complete with outdoor beer hall, a bevy of bands and pin-up contest. Single-day wristbands are still on sale for $12, $30 for the weekend. Friday-Sunday, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Near West Side
Green City Market — The West Loop's outdoor farmers market brings fresh produce to the neighborhood and artisan treats every Saturday through the summer. Free. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, 211 S. Peoria St., West Loop
Pilsen Community Market — Pilsen's weekly outdoor farmers market features homemade tamales, fresh produce and so much more. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, 1800 S. Halsted St., Pilsen
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