Whether you like the arts, scary movies, fine wines or all of the above, we’ve got you covered with this HuffPost Chicago Weekend Event Guide.
Friday, May 13
Manifest Urban Arts Festival
Visit free screenings, exhibitions, performances and presentations at this annual festival where Columbia students get the chance to show Chicago what they can do. Selected artwork will also be available for sale.
Where: Columbia College Chicago, 1000 S. Wabash Ave.
When: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Linda Stout Book Reading
The Andersonville bookstore will host Linda Stout, founder and director of Spirit in Action, to read from her new book Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future. The book will be for sale and available for signings as well.
Where: Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Friday the 13th
This classic 1980 slasher movie is on tap for this week’s Music Box Theatre midnight movie. What better way to celebrate this creepy date?
Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.
Saturday, May 14
Inauguration Concert at Grant Park
Celebrate the inauguration of Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel with a free family concert in Grant Park. Pack your picnic blanket and some snacks to enjoy while watching performances by South Shore Drill Team, Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago, Kids these Days, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Chicago.
Where: Butler Field at Grant Park
When: 1 – 4 p.m.
Price: FREE (sign-up required)
The Vintage Bazaar
This pop-up shop will hit the Pilsen neighborhood vintage finds, including décor, furniture, clothing and accessories, from over 50 Midwest dealers. DJs from CHIRP will spin upbeat tunes to keep shoppers grooving all afternoon.
Where: 2229 S. Halsted St.
When: 12 – 6 p.m.
Price: $2 (suggested donation)
Explore Fulton Market
Wander through the shops, boutiques and galleries along this West Town street during this free annual arts walk. Live performances and art sales are planned for the event.
Where: Fulton Market between Halsted and Racine
When: 12 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15
Support the fight against cancer at the 2011 Walk and Roll event in Grant Park. Walk (5 miles), bike (10 miles) or skate (15 miles) along the scenic route to help raise awareness for the American Cancer Society. Participants who raise $100 or more for the event get a free Walk and Roll T-shirt.
Where: Upper Hutchinson Field at Grant Park
When: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., routes open at 9:30 a.m.
Price: $15 registration fee for adults; Children ages 17 and under are FREE (registration still required)
Andersonville Wine Walk
Start off at In Fine Spirits then head on your selected route (either North or South) to numerous local retail locations, each of which will offer three different wines to sample. Each wine walk participant gets a custom printed wine glass for the event.
Where: In Fine Spirits, 5420 N. Clark St.
When: 3 – 6 p.m.
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