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Holy Cow...More Fireworks!

It’s Casimir Pulaski Day in Chicago. The holiday—a Chicago original—celebrates the Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski. Most city schools, libraries and government offices are closed. No garbage pickup in the city.

It’s ALSO the 12th Annual Worldwide toast to Harry Caray at the Grand Opening of HARRY CARAY’S TAVERN at Navy Pier. The festivities kick off at the pier at 5a.m. with food, prizes, games and celebrities throughout the day cumulating with THE TOAST at 7:40p.m. followed by FIREWORKS. The big party is at the Navy Pier location but smaller toasts and discounts will be offered at the Kinzie St. location, Rosemont and the recently opened Lombard local. For more info go to

A Silver Anniversary Celebration. Explore what is means to be an American at the American Theater Company’s 25th anniversary celebration, The Silver Project, Part II. This ambitious year-long festival features 30 world premiere short plays showcasing the years between 1985 and 2010—the 25 years the company has been in existence. Tonight’s part II will begin at 7:30p.m. 1909 W. Byron, (773) 409 4125.  Dine nearby the AMC at Lakeview’s popular Sola Restaurant with its Hawaiian inspired menu featuring locally raised ingredients. 3836 N. Lincoln Ave. (773) 929 5171.

A Foodie Event. Common Threads fifth annual World Festival fundraiser featuring food by Rick Bayless, David Burke, Tyler Florence, Gale Gand, Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliot Boelrd, Ming Tsai, Art Smith and Hubert Keller takes place this evening at Soldier Field. Tickets are sold out.

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