When: Sat., Jan. 26, 12 p.m. 2013
This city has a long, pretty romantic history with hip-hop. Celebrate the genre's past and future in Chicago at the fifth annual Winter Block Party for Hip Hop Arts, a day of dance battles, poetry slams, and a screening of Benji, the heart-wrenching documentary about Simeon basketball star Ben Wilson's 1984 murder. And there's music, naturally. In the evening, an 18-and-up show features eight-piece hip-hop band Sidewalk Chalk, emcee Psalm One, and rappers ADD-2 and Saba.
Price: free from noon til 6 PM, $15 beginning at 7 PM