Don't bring ketchup to the Chicago Hot Dog Festival this weekend.
There's plenty to do in Chicago this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:
Through 8/28: Unelectable You
at Up comedy Club (230 W. North)
is a collaboration between Second City and Slate that combines comedy and journalism to examine the current election. Thu-Fri 8 PM, Sat 4 and 8 PM, Sun 4 and 7 PM
The Chicago Hot Dog Fest
at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark) is a celebration of encased meat featuring bites from local vendors along with live music from JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Fri-Sat 11 AM-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-8 PM
The Chicago Horror Convention
is a spooky weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (5440 N. River, Rosemont) that includes costume contests, vendors, and panels featuring scream queens and kings like Neve Campbell, Ted Raimi, Rachel True, and local legend Svengoolie.
Svengoolie stops by the Chicago Horror Convention this weekend.
The Martin Luther King 1,000 March
is a re-creation of a portion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1966 march against housing segregation, during which King and his followers faced thousands of violent protesters. It begins a daylong "living memorial" to King Jr. in Marquette Park (6734 N. Kedzie). 10 AM
Martin Luther King Jr. marched to Marquette Park 50 years ago.
Teklife members DJ Earl and DJ Manny, plus DJ SevenSix, DJ Jalen, and Mucho Culo DJs Pranas, Fatboy, and Demchuk perform at Juke These Days: All City Footwork Battle
at Subterranean (2011 W. North). Dancers compete for a $500 cash prize. 10 PM
Tattoo artist Robert Ryan celebrates the release of his book The Inborn Absolute,
one of the first major art books devoted to a single tattoo artist,
with an exhibition of his work at Great State Gallery (1148 W. Grand). Opening reception Sat 8/6, 7-10 PM.
BEN FASMAN/COURTESY MANDIBLE PROJECTS
Pages from The Inborn Absolute: The Art of Robert Ryan
hosts the Made in Chicago Market
at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington), a showcase of the best apparel, housewares, food, and drink that Chicago has to offer from more than 70 vendors including Art Gecko, Four Eyes Handmade, Rhymes With Twee, and Vanille. 11 AM-5 PM
Local comedians Kevin White, Zach Peterson, and Kevin Brody debate eccentric topics in their live comedy podcast, Arguments and Grievances
, leaving the audience to decide whose argument is the winner. Tonight's performance at North Bar (1637 W. North) marks the show's third year. 8 PM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.