The Black Harvest Film Festival, devoted to movies that examine the African diasporic experience, celebrates its opening at the Gene Siskel Film Center tonight with "A Black Harvest Feast," a program of family-friendly shorts. See our sidebar for more.
Artists from Arts of Life Inc., a nonprofit that promotes the development of visual art and performance skills for adults with mental disabilities—have paintings, screen prints, and more for purchase at their first-ever Summer Blowout Sale today. The Arts of Life Band and noise-punk trio Running also perform.
New Lafayette outfit the Revelers specialize in a brand of Cajun swamp-pop that peaked in the 60s, says Peter Margasak—but their music feels easygoing and lived-lin rather than revivalist. Join the revelry tonight at Szold Hall and the Old Town School of Folk Music.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.