Tuna and the Rock Cats join the Acro-Cats for a weekend of feline fun.
There's lots to do this weekend; here’s some of what we recommend:
Those who believe that teaching cats tricks can only result in strewn about catnip and scratched-up arms will be, well, amazed by the Amazing Acro-Cats
. The circus-trained felines perform at Vittum Theater (1012 N. Noble) along with Tuna and the Rock Cats, the only all-cat band currently touring. Fri 7 PM, Sat-Sun 3 and 7 PM
Sip at iced steins of beer and listen to music tonight at the House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn) for the annual event, Local Brews, Local Grooves
. Breweries include Half Acre Beer Company, Lagunitas Brewing, and Revolution Brewing. Bands performing include American Grizzly, Get Up With the Get Downs, and all-human band Bad Bad Meow. 5:30 PM
What is your idea of a mujera poderosa
, or a powerful woman? In her paintings now exhibiting at Pilsen Outpost (1958 W. 21st), Chicago artist Sam Kirk celebrates her own "Mujeres Poderosas."
Opening on Fri 10/7, 5 PM.
courtesy the artist
Sam Kirk's paintings are on now display at the Pilsen Outpost.
Tonight Volumes Bookstore (1474 N. Milwaukee) hosts the podcast XX, Will Travel
for a live episode themed "Out of Place," featuring stories from Ines Bellina, Kathy Pulkrabek, Danette Chavez, and Sameena Mustafa. 7 PM
Get your walkmans ready: it's Cassette Store Day
! Jump Store Records hosts this bonanza at Logan Hardware (2532 W. Fullerton) featuring beer from Ska Brewing, an exhibition from Chema Skandal, and live music from Vic Ruggiero & Jesse Wagner. 11 AM
Prolific noise musician John Olson
of Wolf Eyes comes to Quimby's Bookstore (1854 W. North) to read from his new book, Life Is A Rip Off
, a collection of his record reviews written over the course of a year. He is joined by Chicago performance artist Alan Hoffman reading from his new novella, Auditions
. 7 PM
Courtesy Third Man Records
Wolf Eyes's John Olson reads from his new book at Quimby's on Sat 10/8.
Starting in Grant Park, participants run, sweat, and blister their toes up and down the streets of Chicago. Spectators offer high fives. Yes, indeed, it is the Chicago Marathon
. 7:30 AM
The comedian and Daily Show
correspondent Hasan Minhaj
comes to Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th) for his show Homecoming King
. 4 and 8 PM
Bianca Del Rio talks about becoming "gay famous" during her show on Sun 10/9.
Tonight watch Bianca del Rio
, season six RuPaul Drag Race
champion, in her stand-up show Not Today Satan
at the Vic (3145 N. Sheffield), wherein she chronicles her adventures in becoming "gay famous." 8 PM
For more stuff to do this weekend—and every day—check out our Agenda page.