5 things to do this weekend: November 4-6 | Chicago News

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1. Experience

The Black Alphabet Film Festival returns for its ninth year to continue promoting the Black LGBTQ+ experience, diverse stories, and create opportunities for filmmakers to have discussions around their experiences. The festival presents films such as “I identify myself”, “Nana’s Boys”, “Body Language”, “The Baldwin Archives”, “J’Ouvert”, “Phea”, “My Abortion Saved My Life” and many others. ‘others.

Details: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E 60th St. Recommended donation of $10/ MAP


Find more festivals: 2022 Fall Festival Guide


2. Showcase

The First Nations Film and Video Festival is back in Chicago, showcasing the work of Native American filmmakers of all skill levels, promoting the first voice and self-representation of Native Americans in the media.

Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday, 1-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-9 p.m. Sunday at various locations in Chicago. Free.

This year “Reivsion” is the theme of the Lit & Luz Festival, sparking in-person and live workshops, speeches and conversations highlighting the culture of the United States and Mexico. The festival is an annual event that allows Mexican writers and artists to take center stage and participate in a series of free bilingual events like readings, conversations and film screenings.

Details: 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at various Chicago locations. Free.


4. Speed

Obsessed with hot chocolate? Passionate runner? Well, there’s a special reward if you join Grant Park’s hot chocolate race this Saturday. Participants will have access to all the chocolate treats they want after the race, including a race-themed hoodie and a medal that looks like a mug of hot chocolate.

Details: 7:30 a.m. Saturday tee time at Grant Park, 301 S Columbus Dr. $54 for 5k, $64 for 10k, $74 for 15k, $54 for 2 mile walk/ MAP


5. Create

Emerging and talented young artists from Yollocalli Arts Reach join the National Museum of Mexican Art for the Yollolli Fall Art Marketwhere artists will sell their own stickers, buttons, zines, clothing, jewelry, candles and more.

Details: 2 p.m. Sundays at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St. Admission free/ 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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