10 things to do this weekend: September 1-5 | Chicago News

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Chicago Dance Crash. (Credit: Ashley Deran)

1. Transportation

The Taste of Iceland 2022 is making its 3-day stopover in Chicago, allowing locals to travel Iceland through various events inspired by Icelandic culture through food, music, art and more. Events will take place at the Logan Theatre, The Exchange, Yogaview, After-Words Bookstore and more.

Details: Hours vary Thursday through Saturday at various Chicago locations. Tickets are distributed a few days before the start of each event. / MAP


Find more festivals: Guide to summer festivals 2022


2. Here

Chicago Dance Crash celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary with a two-act dance production titled boom dayfeaturing a mix of concert and street dance styles and telling a story of life, conflict and relationship goals after the world ends.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn Ave. $15 for children, $25 general admission / MAP

3. Treat yourself

Out of space returns for its fifth year of talented musicians performing for music fans in Evanston, Chicago and beyond. Featuring headliners Car Seat Headrest, Houndmouth, Neko Case and more, attendees will be able to dance while indulging in local food, drink and festival art installations.

Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St. $37.50 per day for general admission/ MAP


4. Party

If you want to celebrate the spirit of house music in the birthplace of the genre, the ARC Festival is just for you. Attendees can expect selected production assets and artwork to guide them through various immersive stage environments, featuring performances by some of electronic music’s biggest acts including Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Honey Dijon, Fatboy Slim, ANNA and more.

Details: 2-10 p.m. Saturday at Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St. $149 one-day general admission, $319 three-day general admission / MAP(Credit: Kursza for ARC Music Festival)(Credit: Kursza for ARC Music Festival)


5. Listen

Get jazzy with the annual Chicago Jazz Festival return to Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center and locations around the city to celebrate all forms of jazz. The four-day event features artists like Henry Threadgill and Zooid, Bill Frisell, William Parker and his quintet and more.

Details: Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday; Noon Friday-Sunday at Millennium Park with admissions from Randolph St. and Monroe St. Admission Free/ MAP


6. crawl

Want to spend a night at The Overlook, check in at 1408 or catch up with Annie Wilkes? Well, you’re in luck. The ever-expanding world of Stephen King is celebrated at the Music Box Theater with this year The Creepshow: A Stephen King Film Festival. The three-day event will feature a selection of King films, as well as a live podcast recording of The Loser’s Club, a weekly podcast on all things Stephen King, garden screenings, trivia, gifts and more.

Details: Times vary Friday through Sunday at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N Southport Ave. $60 general admission to the festival, $12 general admission to regular features and more prizes/ MAP


7. Dig

Chicagoans can dig like The Great American Lobster Festival, the largest lobster and seafood festival in the Midwest, returns to Navy Pier with live lobster fresh from East Coast waters. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, family activities, craft shops and more with their plate of fresh lobsters.

Details: Noon to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave. $70 per day for general admission / MAP


8. Celebrate

The 33rd edition African Arts Festival (AFA) returns to Chicago’s historic Washington Park to celebrate enriching black cultural arts with interactive experiences including vibrant drumming, collectible artifacts, colorful and rich hand-woven fabrics and textiles, African spirituality programs and more .

Details: 11am-9pm Friday-Monday at Washington Park, 5531 S Martin Luther King Dr. $30 general admission for one day/ MAP(Photo courtesy of Festival Africain des Arts)(Photo courtesy of Festival Africain des Arts)


9. Taste

Come experience authentic Polish cuisine and over 35 live bands as Taste of Polonia Festival welcomes Chicagoans with open arms as they celebrate Polish culture for four days with a collection of live music, dance performances, exhibits, a beer garden and more, all with a demonstration of Polish culture. renowned Polish hospitality.

Details: 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, 12-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12-9:30 p.m. Monday at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. Children 12 and under FREE, $15 general admission for one day, $40 weekend pass / MAP


10. Learn

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter National Museum will celebrate Labor Day with their sixth episode of “The Urban Renaissance Event Series,” paying homage to the Harlem and Chicago Renaissance periods through music, art, literature and film.

Details: 2-9 p.m. Monday at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, 10406 ​​S Maryland Ave. Free admission / MAP


Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before heading out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Email us.


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