Looking for fun things to do in Chicago this weekend? We’ve got you covered with this selection of events in the city and suburbs:
Comedian Andy Borowitz
WHAT:Humorist and New Yorker writerAndy Borowitzbrings his “Make America Not Embarrassing Again Tour” to Chicago. You can expect a bit of stand-up plus storytelling and conversation, much of it commentary on today’s headlines.
WHEN: Friday, Sept 21st at 7:30 p,m.
WHERE: The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St.
COST: Tickets $39-128.50 via ticketmaster.com.
MORE INFO: The Chicago Theatre website
After-Hours at the Museum of Science and Industry
WHAT: Go behind the scenes of the MSI’s newest exhibit about Pixar the animation studio. Guests will see the new Pixar film “Bao” and meet the director, Domee Shi, the first woman to direct a Pixar short. This is an over 21 event.
WHEN:Friday, Sept 21st from 7-11 p.m.
WHERE: The Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr
COST: $40 Tickets only available on-line. (no tickets sold at the door)
MORE INFO: MSI website
Writer Samantha Irby headlines Lit Crawl 2018
WHAT: Organized by the Neo-Futurists and LitQuake Foundation,Lit Crawl Chicago 2018features a series of events at nine different venues. The headliner event features a reading by humor writer and essayist Samantha Irby.
WHEN: Saturday,Sept. 22 from 3-11 p.m. (The Irby event is at 9pm)
WHERE: Various locations throughout Andersonville and Edgewater. The Samantha Irby event is at theEbenezer Lutheran Church,1650 W. Foster.
COST: Free for all events except the Irby reading which is $25.
MORE INFO: For a complete schedule, visitlitcrawlchicago.com.
Reeling Film Fest
WHAT:LGBTQ-focused feature films, documentaries and experimental shorts can be found atReeling:TheChicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. Among thefilms arethebiopic “Mapplethorpe” starring Matt Smith (“Dr. Who,” “TheCrown”),theoffbeat “Wild Night with Emily,” starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson, and “Studio 54,” a history oftheinfamous ’70s club.
WHEN: Thefestival runsSept. 20-30
COST: Tickets: $8-$45.
MORE INFO: reelingfilmfestival.org
Want more things to do this weekend? Check out these Sun-Times Guides:
- The Grid: Our Sun-Times neighborhood series by Ji Suk Yi with the scoop on things to do including where to eat, drink and shop.
- Free and cheap things to do in Chicago: The Sun-Times weekly guide to free, fun stuff to do
- Sun-Times 2018 Farmers Market Guide: Everything you need to know about city and suburban farmers markets