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Things to Do in Chicago: Saturday, August 30, to Friday, September 5

BY: Tyler Clark | Aug 28, 2014
Things to Do in Chicago: Saturday, August 30, to Friday, September 5On this week’s agenda: tours on the Tall Ship Windy, vintage shopping at the Randolph Street Market, the debut of Arcade Brewery, Strawdog Theatre Company's season premiere, and Death Cab for Cutie. Enjoy yourself, and as always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Chicago. Things-to-Do-in-Chicago-Saturday-August-30-to-Friday-September-5-ship_600c390 Tall Ship Windy Navy Pier | Through September 27 Relive the glory days of Lake Michigan's maritime history with a 75-minute tour aboard the Tall Ship Windy, which ends its summer residency on September 27. Depending on the tour, US Coast Guard–licensed captains might share anecdotes about the lake's bygone pirates, or point out significant architecture visible from the schooner's deck. (600 E. Grand Ave.; $20+; buy tickets here) Things-to-Do-in-Chicago-Saturday-August-30-to-Friday-September-5-randolph_600c360 Randolph Street Market West Loop | Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31 More than 200 vintage mavens, antique dealers, and old-school furnishings experts pack the West Loop's Plumbers Hall for the latest edition of the Randolph Street Market. Called ''the Barneys of vintage'' by Chicago Now, the long-running market also features appraisal and repair services to keep heirlooms looking (and acting) sharp. (1340 W. Washington Blvd.; $10+; buy tickets here) Arcade Brewery Launch Party Logan Square | Wednesday, September 3 After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012, Arcade Brewery will show off the fruits of its fundraising with a launch party at Logan Arcade. As they sip pints of William Wallace Wrestle Fest Scotch Ale and Grapefruit IPA, visitors can play more than 80 arcade games, or see their 8-bit selves come to life in caricatures by artist Matthew Waite. (2410 W. Fullerton Ave.; free) Things-to-Do-in-Chicago-Saturday-August-30-to-Friday-September-5-play_600c390 The Arsonists Lakeview | Through September 27 Strawdog Theatre Company kicks off Chicago's fall theater season with a darkly comic political farce based on the '50s radio play of Max Frisch. Written in reaction to World War II, The Arsonists examines society's reaction to evil, which here takes the form of two firestarters bent on upending an idyllic small town. (3829 N. Broadway; $28; buy tickets here) Death Cab for Cutie West Town | Friday, September 5 Grammy-nominated indie pop stalwarts Death Cab for Cutie will test-drive new material from their recently announced eighth album during their headlining slot at the annual Hideout Block Party/Onion AV Fest. Other artists taking the stage on Friday night include the Handsome Family and former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser. (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; $39; buy tickets here) Photo credits: Tall Ship Windy image courtesy of Tall Ship Windy; Randolph Street Market courtesy of Randolph Street Market; The Arsonists courtesy of Strawdog Theatre Company