The Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park ends today with six, count 'em six, stages of live music. Featured performances include the Chicago Delta Blues Band, Aaron Neville, and the almighty New Orleans piano man Dr. John. Check out our guide for plenty more.
Today concludes the run of Sketchbook 14: 2049, a festival of 17 new short plays at Collaboraction. The Reader's Chloe Riley writes that the postapocalyptic-themed offerings give the audience "many a self-absorbed character high on pain, loneliness, and futility."
Metro hosts a pop-up shop to celebrate the legendary (and revived) record label Wax Trax's release of a 12-inch single by Cocksure, as well as to pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar shop, which closed its doors in 1996. Original label releases and plenty of other goodies will be on hand.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.