Couldn’t get tickets to Michael Jackson’s funeral? At least there’s still Saturday’s Volleywood Bash, a volleyball tournament and party on North Avenue Beach (1600 N. Lake Shore) from noon to 7 PM.  The headliner is none other than old-school rapper MC Hammer, who apparently really is too legit to quit. The 20th annual bash will also feature performances by DJs Matt Roan and Whiteshadow. 21+. 

Entrance is free provided you RSVP here, but there are a limited number of tickets available. 

If you don’t make it on the guest list, the Chicago Public Library may be able to help out: In order to raise awareness of the free Wi-Fi available at all Chicago branches, the CPL is giving away passes to the first 50 people who volunteer for a spin on their bike generator, which will power free wireless internet at the beach.  Prospective peddlers should send their name, email address, and availability to