The dates are in for next year’s city-sponsored festivals and arts series. Among the highlights:
Chicago WinterDance (dance lessons and live music): Jan. 3-5, 2014, at the Chicago Cultural Center.
OnEdge (a new performance series): Jan. 11-Feb 2, Chicago Cultural Center, Storefront Theater.
Loops and Variations (contemporary classical music and electronica): Thursdays, May 29-July 3, Millennium Park.
Downtown Sound (indie rock and pop): Mondays, June 2-Aug. 4 (no concert July 28), Millennium Park.
Chicago Blues Festival: June 13-15, Grant Park.
Millennium Park Film Series: June 24-Aug. 26, Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago Gospel Music Festival: June 26-29, Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center, Ellis Park
Chicago SummerDance (dance lessons and live music): June 27-Sept. 14, Grant Park.
Taste of Chicago: July 9-13, Grant Park.
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz: July 24-Aug. 28, Millennium Park.
Chicago Air and Water Show: Aug. 16-17.
Chicago Jazz Festival: Aug. 28-31, Millennium Park.
World Music Festival Chicago: Sept. 11-21, Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center and citywide.
Great Chicago Fire Festival presented by Redmoon: Oct. 3-4, Chicago River and citywide.
SpinOff 2014 (contemporary dance series): October, Chicago Cultural Center, Storefront Theater.