In case you aren't familiar with the parlance, a "ribber" is a person who is an expert at cooking ribs. Ribbers from all over will be descending on Chicago this weekend for the Windy City Ribfest, which takes place in Uptown at Lawrence and Broadway.
Anime Midwest, at the Hyatt Regency this weekend, is a celebration of all things anime. Don your best cosplay outfit for the Fantasy Ball, or meet Ellen McClain, voice star of Portal. If you know what that is, you need to be there.
Wavefront Music Festival is a three-day, four-stage EDM extravaganza at Montrose Beach. Among the 31 DJs spinning on its first day are Danny Tenaglia and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. And for all who were wondering: yes, there is a VIP cabana section.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.