5 things to do today: Sunday, June 30
ART & DESIGN
"Nathan Vernau: Perfect Timing" Vernau uses festive imagery (heart-shaped confetti, balloons), brightly hued paper and colored pencil to create exuberant works that often conceal something more sinister. Indeed, on closer inspection, the googly-eyed creatures in patterned boxer shorts that populate his self-portraits seem suspended somewhere between joy and madness, celebration and total anarchy. Comfort Station. 11am–3pm. Free.
GAY & LESBIAN
44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade Former NFL player Wade Davis is the grand marshal for the 44th annual soufflé of queer goodness. This year's parade will again follow the new route established last year, kicking off at Montrose and Broadway for a fairly straight shot (pun intended) south to Diversey and Sheridan. It's the culmination of what's sure to be a full week of rainbow-tinted reveling, with Pride Fest moving a week up the calendar. Kicks off from N Broadway at Montrose Ave. Noon. Free.
Go-Go's + The B-52s Like, omigawd. The two '80s greats team up (again) for a vacation at the love shack. Do yourself a favor and reacquaint yourself with the sui generis cult-pop of the first few B-52s albums. Ravinia Pavilion. 7pm. $60–$70, lawn $33.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Rebekah Heller The International Contemporary Ensemble bassoonist goes solo. If you don't know the name Rebekah Heller, you will very soon. This powerhouse bassoonist is about to launch her debut solo record, and it is a stunner. Constellation. 9:30pm.
Randolph Street Market Festival 2013 More than 200 vendors hawk their antique housewares, furniture, ephemera, clothing and more at this indoor-outdoor festival. Stop in for vintage clothes and jewelry, a vinyl swap meet, a fancy food market and global goods bazaar or bring your own for appraisal. Beaux Arts Plumbers Union Hall Building. 10am–5pm. $10, online $8.