Ladyfest returns to the midwest after a six-year hiatus. This year's offerings include a four-day program of all-ages shows at the AV-aerie (2000 W. Fulton #310, 312-850-4030) and Heaven Gallery (1550 N. Milwaukee, second floor, 773-342-4597), plus readings, screenings, and workshops. Festival proceeds benefit the Chicago Women's Health Center and Rape Victim Advocates. For more information go to ladyfestchicago.org.
Heaven Gallery Anni Rossi, Diane Cluck, Winks, Claire Chase a 7 PM, $7 suggested donation.
AV-aerie Defiance Ohio, Pussy Pirates, Slutbarf, Sing Sing a 8 PM, $10.
AV-aerie Glass Candy, Bunny Rabbit, Partyline, High Places, Lady Lucille a 8 PM, $10.
AV-aerie Aleks & the Drummer, Tara Jane O'Neil, Gowns, Ora Cogan, Bela Emerson, Red Delicious, Listing Ship, Purricane, Condenada, Unicorn Basement, Parsley Flakes, Erin Daisy, Happy Salmon, Kitten Forever, Hey There Cowboy a 2 PM, $10.
Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Tara Jane O'Neil photo by Heather Cantrell.