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This Week Starts and Ends with Festivals

Kat Eggleston performs in Gurnee on Sunday.
Kat Eggleston performs in Gurnee on Sunday.
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And other indoor and outdoor stuff.

Sunday, August 31.

A last minute reminder of the annual Fox Valley Folk Festrival, on Island Park in Geneva. It runs Sunday and Monday, from 11 AM to about 6 PM. www.foxvalleyfolk.com.

Monday, September 1.

Fox Valley Folk Festival continues (see above).

A program celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Pullman strike, featuring Mark Dvorak, 11111 Forestville Ave, Chicago. 5 PM.

Tuesday, September 2.

"Extinct Folk" on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org 8 PM.

Joe Filisko presents a Harmonica Party at the Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.

Thursday, September 4.

Amy Dixon-Kolar, one of our very best hyphenated performers, at the Barrington Farmers' Market, 105 S. Cook St, Barrington. 4 PM.

Saturday, September 6.

The Morton Arboretum's Passport Europe Summer Fest runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Among the musical performers is Trillium, on stage at 11 AM.

Michael Smith at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St, Chicago. 9 PM.

Bonie Koloc and Corky Siegel at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. 1st St, Dixon. 7 PM.

Merv Collins at the Vernon Hills French Market, 75 E. Rte 45, Vernon Hills.

Merv Collins tosses off his beret, and performs at the Palatine Art Fair, at the Palatine City Gazebo, Palatine. 7 PM.

Robbie Fulks at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8 PM.

Sunday, September 7.

Morton Arboretum's Passport thingy continues, 10 AM to 4 PM. Trillium again takes the stage at 11 AM.

Guys with Bad Eyez is onstage at the Palatine Art Fair, which also continues from yesterday. In the gazebo (if they can find it, bad eyez and all). 3 PM.

Kat Eggleston returns to the Lake County Folk Club, at In-Law's Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee. 7 PM. $12.

Rambling Jack Elliott rambles to the Old Town School of Folk Music, still at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM.

The Limitations at the Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge. 2 PM.

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