No better chance to get some summer reads than at the Newberry Book Fair. The books are cheap, averaging $2 apiece, and offering over 120,000 used books in every genre imaginable. The fair runs through the weekend.
It's the last Friday of the month, meaning drivers in downtown better prepare for a wave of bikers joining together for Critical Mass. It's really a sight to see even if you don't join the ride but, still, get your bike out—you'll have a good time.
Juke Fest, which got its name from a term originating in the inner workings of Chicago's 90's music scene that has evolved since, brings together a collection of the area's biggest DJ's for a full-force dance party. The lineup includes DJ Deeon, Molly Bass, and DJ Spinn, fresh off his performance at Pitchfork last weekend.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.