We’ve given you plenty of ideas for fall activities to keep in mind as part of our Fall Arts Preview this week, but here are a few other events and exhibits to consider this weekend and beyond. of the.
Fri 9/17: Music festivals continue to bring rock sights and sounds to the streets of Chicago, including Riot festival, Which one is already underway in Douglass Park. Three-day weekend passes as well as one-day tickets are still available for the remaining shows. Highlights include Jackie Hayes, Circle Jerks, Fishbone, Living Color and the Lawrence Arms Friday; Rise Against, Run the Jewels and Vic Mensa on Saturday; and the Gories, Body Count, Facs and Devo on Sunday.
Jazz is celebrated on the south side with this weekend Englewood Jazz Festival, which begins tonight with a performance featuring Marquis Hill and his Made in Chicago ensemble (6:30 p.m. at Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd). Saturday’s roster includes music from noon to 6 p.m., including a guitar top featuring George Freeman, Fareed Haque, Curtis Robinson Jr. and Larry Brown. Saturday festivities also take place in Hamilton Park, and both days are free and open to all ages.
Third Eye Theater Ensemble tonight opens a double program of chamber operas, both focused on two revolutionary women in science. Kamala Sankaram and Rob Handel The infinite energy of Ada Lovelace gets a Midwestern premiere, paired with Elizabeth Rudolph’s newly commissioned mini-opera Petticoats and crimps. The first is based on the life and work of the genius mathematician Lovelace, who has spent his life trying to escape the scandalous shadow of his father, Lord Byron; she is considered the mother of computer programming. Rudolph’s play honors Dr. Lois Graham, the first woman to earn a doctorate in mechanical engineering in the United States. Both play until 3/10 (Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3:00 p.m.) at the Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway; tickets ($ 30, $ 25 seniors and students) are available here.
It’s Open House Weekend at Links Hall, which kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with an evening of performances by Keyierra Collins and MurdaMommy, followed by a chat moderated by Aaliyah Christina, and ends Sunday at 6 p.m. with a special performance. by Beau O’Reilly and Bouche twisted. In between are workshops, performances (including a taste of the upcoming Links season) and a dance party on Saturday. Some events are free, but others are chargeable. You can view the full schedule of events here.
Sat 9/18: Get your trade like Renegade Craft Show takes over the division between Damen and Ashland this weekend. Vendor stalls will line the street selling you gifts, unique artwork, and more from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. today and tomorrow.
The American Legion’s FDR Post 923 in Bucktown has been a constant presence on a rapidly changing block, and they have paid off their neighbors over the years by hosting an annual summer end Block Party. This year, outdoor music returns with a list of local favorites, including headliner Velcro Lewis Group (7:50 p.m.) and organizer Rory Lake’s group Cooler By The Lake (5:45 p.m.). Free and open to all, with donations accepted for mail programs. The music starts at 2 p.m.
This is the last performance tonight for Haunted: Improvised Ghostbusters, a long improvisational show that takes programs that investigate the paranormal, like Ghost hunters. You can see if they drop a dime on Resurrection Mary tonight at 8pm at the Cornservatory (4210 N. Lincoln). Tickets are available here and the troupe is offering a discount code to people who like and post on their Facebook page.
Sun 9/19: The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is teaming up with Renaissance in Bronzeville for an outdoor block party as part of the Town House series. House DJs including Gene Hunt and Daryll Mellowman will perform outside the club near Martin Luther King Drive in 46th place alongside food trucks and more from noon to 6 p.m. And Bears fans are welcome to watch the game inside the bar, no. It’s free and more information is available on the Renaissance Facebook page as well as on the DCASE page dedicated to House City.
Further south, discover beautiful gardens with the help of Historic Pullman Garden Club as they organize their annual series of guided garden tours in the Pullman neighborhood. Tours start at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and more information is available here.
Mon 20/9: Fans of experimental guitar and songwriting can listen to the Option Series from Experimental Sound Studio tonight, as ESS introduces Canadian guitarist and songwriter Jessica Ackerley and talks about her approach to sound and recent recordings. It starts at 8 p.m. and more information is available on the ESS website.
Mar 21/9: The Ladylike storytelling show returns to Lincoln Lodge tonight, featuring women and non-binary individuals forced to tell “their most disgusting stories,” according to the event’s organizers. Audiences who are too shy to share can submit their own stories to be read on stage by some of the performers, including Jackie Cooper, Alex Kumin, and Lindsay Morris. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here.
Wed 9/22: Do you feel a bit locked in and need to express yourself? Discover the open studio of the art collective AnySquared on Wednesday evenings (pass between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.). Masks are mandatory and the studio has some basic supplies but encourages you to bring your own current projects to share and discuss with members of the collective. It’s at 2328 N. Milwaukee, and more information is available on the collective’s website.
Tonight is also a busy night for spectators, with options across the map in terms of gender. Vision Video and Panic Priest’s darkwave pop will invade Hideout from 9:30 p.m., while indie songwriter Julien Baker will start a two-night run at the Metro at 7:30 p.m. To dance, consider having a noche of salsa with the sounds of Jimmy Conga and Orquesta Tamboriquiri: they will entertain diners at Mi Tierra (2528 S. Kedzie) in Little Village, from 8 pm.
Thu 9/23: These are the last weeks to enjoy an outdoors French market with food vendors, flowers, fancy cheese (what else do you need, really?), and more at Gallagher Way, just outside Wrigley Field. More than 20 vendors will be on site from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. go here for more details.
Evening in the parks is still going strong this month. Tonight at 6 p.m. you can experience Mandala South Asian Performing Arts in Norwood Park with “Chimes in Chicago,” featuring drums and melodies from India, Indonesia and Thailand as well as dance. traditional. It’s free and for all ages.
Join us online for the latest Chicago Reader Reading Club series, as we introduce the author and Hyde Parker Precious Brady-Davis in conversation with our very own Adam M. Rhodes. Brady Davis’ book I have always been me: a memory was the Book Club’s choice for September 2021. The event starts on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available here.