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5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

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  • Chocolate-covered strawberry skewers are one of many treats available during Strawberry Fest in Long Grove.

      Chocolate-covered strawberry skewers are one of many treats available during Strawberry Fest in Long Grove.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer, June 2017

 
 

Berry bash

Long Grove's Strawberry Festival returns with loads of sweet treats, music, rides, activities for children and more. Bring your sweet tooth this weekend to 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. $5; free for kids 12 and younger. (847) 634-0888 or longgrove.org/festivals/strawberry-festival. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, June 22; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24

Dogs can dress in costume for Gorton Community Center's annual Dog Day in Lake Forest on Saturday, June 23.
Dogs can dress in costume for Gorton Community Center's annual Dog Day in Lake Forest on Saturday, June 23. - Courtesy of Thinkstock
Costumed canines

See dogs dressed up in all kinds of cute and crazy costumes for the Annual Dog Day at Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. $5 per dog. (847) 234-6060 or gortoncenter.org. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 23

Victorian baseball

See how baseball might have been played in 1858 (with wildly different rules) at a special Vintage Baseball Game at Elmhurst College Mall, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Free. (630) 833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24

Soulful pier

Bands such as Reclaimed Soul, Theo Huff, JC Brooks Band and more perform at the new Chi-Soul Festival. Get your groove on this weekend at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free. (800) 595-7437 or navypier.org. 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28; 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 29; and 2 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30

"Top Gun," starring Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise, will be shown for free Wednesday night at Village Green near the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.
"Top Gun," starring Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise, will be shown for free Wednesday night at Village Green near the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. - Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
'Take my breath away'

Get nostalgic for the 1980s on Wednesday when the MotherTruckin' Beer Fest presents a movie night. On the bill is the 1986 fighter pilot blockbuster "Top Gun" starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis. See the PG-rated film outdoors at Village Green near the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Free admission. (847) 649-2222 or searscentre.com. 6 p.m. bar opens; film at dusk Wednesday, June 27

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