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The Mix: Vans Warped, Hall & Oates and other weekend events

Joel Madden of the band Good Charlotte performs on April 21, 2016 in New York City. | Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

Pitchfork is behind us and Lollapalooza looms next week, but the weekend in between also promises plenty of entertainment, especially for fans of pop punk, alt comedy and blue-eyed soul.


The ever-evolving Vans Warped Tour, a summer concert fixture since the ’90s, returns with several headliners true to its pop-punk heritage, including New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, Tonight Alive, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Sum 41 and Yellowcard. A pair of additional stages will present heavier rockers. Music begins at 11 a.m. July 23 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. For tickets, $41.50, go to


Dozens of comedians of local and national renown will take the scattered stages of the Comedy Exposition, the third installment of the grassroots humor festival. Highlights include real-life couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher previewing their Seeso series “Take My Wife” at 5:30 p.m. July 23 at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” regular Greg Proops closing the festival at 8 p.m. July 24 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln. For more shows, go to

Daryl Hall (right) and John Oates. | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Daryl Hall (right) and John Oates. | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images


’80s hitmakers and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall and John Oates are on the road this summer, revisiting their smash singles including “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List” and “Maneater.” Their local stop is 7 p.m. July 22 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue opening. Tickets, $25 to $125, are at


As some while away a summer afternoon with burgers and ribs, meatless options will make up the menu at Veggie Fest, a lifestyle event running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 23 and 24 at the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 4045 N. Naperville Rd. in Lisle. The offerings at the free fair will include cooking demos, activities for kids, live music and an international food court. Details:


Recent acclaimed films from America’s oldest ally will be screening this weekend at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, as part of the sixth annual Chicago French Film Festival. The presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. July 22 with “The Brand New Testament,” a fantasy about the latest pranks of God (Benoît Poelvoorde) co-starring Pili Groyne and Catherine Deneuve. Screenings continue through July 28. Details: Meanwhile, the Gene Siskel Film Center continues to showcase the country’s up-and-comers at Young French Cinema 2016, running through Aug. 3 (

And another batch of festivals will further animate the weekend:

• Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk, July 23-24, 2200 N. Sheffield; visit

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, July 23, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand; visit

Wicker Park Fest, July 23-24, Milwaukee Ave. (between North and Paulina); visit

Chicago Craft Beer Festival, July 23-24, (on Sheffield, between Webster and Fullerton); visit