Five Best Things to Do in August

THE SHORTLIST: Five musts from our August culture calendar

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An acoustic guitar and a can of Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

ARLINGTON MILLION

The Kentucky Derby of the Midwest attracts the same elaborate millinery as the big event in Louisville. Then there’s the million-dollar thoroughbred race, now in its 30th year. Raise your vodka lemonades in a toast.

DETAILS:

8/18 Railbirds—that’s horseracing enthusiasts—dress to impress for this prestigious thoroughbred race, the Kentucky Derby of Arlington Park. Gates open at 10; first post at 12:15. General admission free (kids under 18) to $15. Arlington Park, 2200 W Euclid, Arlington Heights. arlingtonpark.com.

 

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