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Here are the top three don’t-miss events happening around town this week and next — and for even more, visit!

August 7: Cuisine for Cancer

Ten of Chicago’s largest cancer charities — including Susan G. Komen and Northwestern Memorial Hospital — come together for a night of mouthwatering Mexican eats provided by nearly 30 local restaurants and chefs. Emceed by Jonny Imerman and John May of Imerman Angels and Stephen Lee of ChariPick, the event raises funds for participating charities.

Time: 8-11 p.m.

Place: Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan

Cost: $85, $135 VIP. For tickets, visit

August 7-9: Chicago Hot Dog Fest

In the summertime, there’s nothing better than a Chicago-style dog. Celebrate the frank at this annual fest, featuring eats from Boricua Dog, Chicago Classics, Flashy Hotdogs and more, and music from The Personnel and The Flat Cats.

Time:  11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

Place: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark

Cost: Free. For more information, visit


August 8-9: Wrigleyville Summerfest

This annual fest is bound to be a Grand Slam, featuring a Kids Zone, lively music and food from the historic neighborhood’s most popular food vendors. Proceeds benefit Resurrection Lutheran Church, RLC Preschool, Lakeview Pantry and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Time: 12-10 p.m. Saturday, 12-9 p.m. Sunday

Place: 3300 N. Seminary

Cost: $5.