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The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsJune 2016

Best of the Rest

Chicago Pride Parade
Chicago Pride Parade Photo: Michael Noble Jr./Chicago Tribune

COMEDY

THE 3RD ANNUAL 26TH ANNUAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

6/1–5 Sarah Silverman and Tracy Morgan bookend the weeklong comedy fest curated by The Onion. The bill also includes Jenny Slate, two former Daily Show correspondents (Michael Che and Jessica Williams), and the avant-garde onetime Chicagoan Ian Abramson. $10–$65. Various locations. 26comedy.com

FESTIVALS & PARADES

CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE

6/26 This annual North Side affair celebrates the area’s vibrant LGBT history. The parade is preceded by Chicago Pride Fest June 18 and 19, featuring a bevy of local vendors and musicians, at Halsted and Waveland. Free. chicagopride.com

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

6/1–5 Cinephiles seeking a break from the increasingly mainstream indie-film circuit, look no further: Chicago’s clandestine film community presents five days of shorts, features, and hard-to-pigeonhole experiments from around the world. $60. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee. cuff.org

PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST

6/11–12 The Tribune’s lit fest takes over the South Loop for two gloriously geeky days of readings, panels, and books. This year’s event doubles as a centennial celebration of the Pulitzer Prize. Free. South Dearborn. printersrowlitfest.org

GARDENS, PARKS, ZOOS

BROOKFIELD ZOO

6/25 at 7 The Chicago Zoological Society throws its annual Zoo Pride bash, with an evening of complimentary cocktails, critter meet-and-greets, and dancing. $60. 8400 W. 31st, Brookfield. zoopridechicago.com

LINCOLN PARK ZOO

6/17–18 at 6 Hopheads can sample more than 75 brews from 35-plus breweries at tasting stations throughout the zoo. $44–$49. 2001 N. Clark. lpzoo.org

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