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Indie Park Fest Returns To Irving Park, Supporting Community Artists And Vendors

Founder of the festival, Ryan Mannix, will be performing alongside his band, Lunar Ticks.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Real Ones, Founded By Young Music Journalists, Is Shining A Light On Chicago’s Underground Scene

The rising local multimedia music platform has turned into a space for emerging Chicago artists and a go-to for the latest news from the city's music scene.

Arts & Culture

Lexington Betty Smokehouse Chef Wins Food Network’s ‘BBQ Brawl’

Dominique Leach crafted her signature Chicago-inspired dishes on the competitive reality series to secure her title as one of the best pit masters in the world.

Roseland, Pullman

Chicago Native Jeremih Joins 50 Cent At United Center Saturday For ‘The Final Lap Tour’

The tour marks a career resurgence for the South Side native and R&B singer-songwriter, whose last album was in 2015.

West Loop

Sunday 5K Event Along Lakefront Burnham Park Trail Will Raise Money For Chicago Parks

The "Run for the Parks! 5K Run, Walk, or Roll" event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Chicago Parks Foundation nonprofit.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Soul Summit Chicago To Host Final Party After 13 Years: ‘We’re Going To Blow It Out As We Always Do’

The DJ collaborative event will host its final party at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, beginning at 9 p.m. October 21.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Art Galleries Find Home In Former House Of Wah Sun In North Center

VibrantCast, an art collective founded by couple Steve and Elva Arend, showcases the work of local artists across two galleries in the Lincoln Avenue strip mall.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

New West African Restaurant Offers Authentic Nigerian Food In Lakeview

Comfort's African Cuisine serves grilled croaker fish, jollof rice, yam porridge and other traditional Nigerian dishes, honoring the legacy of owner Tobi Afolarin’s mother, Comfort.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lincoln Park Wine Stroll Offers Opportunity to Shop And Sip

Participants will be able to try wine and food from several Lincoln Park businesses, with pedicabs and child care available.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Ravenswood Senior Center Neighbors Are Stars Of New Mural

The mural by Christophe Gausparro and Jeff Zimmermann aims to draw attention to the senior center and honor those who use the building.


Cultivate Festival Celebrates Cannabis Culture This Weekend With Vic Mensa, GZA, Crumb And More

Cannabis vendors and food trucks will be present, along with more than 20 artists performing throughout the weekend.

Arts & Culture

Where To Get Free Gas and Groceries From Willie Wilson This Weekend

On Saturday, 17 gas stations across the city will offer participants a $50 gas card, and four grocery stores will hand out $25 coupons while supplies last.


Bucktown Arts Fest Will Feature Almost 200 Artists This Weekend

The festival at Holstein Park will also have food trucks, a kids' tent and two music stages.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

CAMP’s ‘Shop-And-Play Experience’ For Kids Of All Ages Opens Saturday In Old Town

The store is collaborating with multimedia company Doodles on an interactive exhibition that begins behind a “Magic Door” inside the flagship location.

Arts & Culture

White Sox, Chicago Skateboarder Chaz Ortiz Team Up On Limited-Edition DGK Collection

The merch will be for sale Friday at Uprise Skate Shop in Wicker Park and at Monday's Sox game, where Ortiz will throw out the first pitch and do a meet-and-greet with fans.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Logan Square’s Mi Tocaya Hosting All-Star Chefs For ‘Cookout’ Benefiting Local Food Pantry

Chef Diana Dávila will host the Todos Ponen Cookout with five fellow chefs at her Logan Square restaurant Mi Tocaya Antojería. Proceeds from the event will benefit A New Hope Bible Church.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

State Street Will Host Last ‘Sundays On State’ Of The Summer

The iconic Downtown street will close to traffic between Adams and Lake streets for Sunday's festivities.


‘Billiken,’ Massive Projection Showcasing Black Joy In Chicago, At Art On The Mart This Week

Art on the Mart can be best experienced from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

New Noble Square Spot Rudy’s Ramen Offers ‘A Bowl Of Happiness’

The recently opened Rudy's Ramen features six different ramens and a variety of extra toppings and appetizers with house-made sauces.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Riot Fest Aftershow Lineup: Kim Gordon At Empty Bottle, Tegan And Sara, Danzig And More

More than 20 groups will be doing aftershows throughout the week of Riot Fest, including two bands doing full album runs.

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