by Tosten Burks
Ravenswood Remix now goes by Remix Chicago, but it's still the same sustainability-focused art fair as ever. Booths with folk and indie arts and crafts, all made from used or recycled goods, line Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton and California. AM Taxi and Makeshift Prodigy perform.
Labor Day weekend demands barbecue consumption, and there's no better place to chow down today than the Windy City BBQ Classic outside Soldier Field, where 30 elite competitors from across the country will be doing their thing low and slow, sans electricity or gas. Categories (and eats) include pork, ribs, chicken, and brisket; Reader food writer Mike Sula will serve as one of the judges.
The Chicago Jazz Festival winds to a close today, but don't think the music stops when Pritzker's lights shut off: the Rempis Percussion Quartet plays at Hungry Brain at 10 PM. Peter Margasak says that on their new CD, Phalanx, the group reaches "their most electric heights yet."
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.