Friday, June 17, 2011

It's a "Chicago Cultural" Kind of Weekend

I'm very excited for this weekend. Not only will I get to have an awesome barbecue with my family for Father's Day, but I'll going to my first Fiestas Puertorriquenas! I've been to the parade downtown, but I've never been out to the festival in Humboldt Park. I plan to get my salsa and margarita on.

Are you a history buff? The Bronzeville Historical Society is presenting an Underground Railroad Tour tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. (Does it make me a bad person that I had no idea the Underground Railroad reached all the way to Chicago.) Tickets are $40 and the tour starts at the Quinn Chapel African Methodist Church and includes a visit to the Oak Woods Cemetery and Stephen Douglas Tomb. And, for a little added camp, your narrator will be dressed in 1860's attire.

Embrace your inner hippie at the 23rd annual Peace Fest Chicago in Lincoln Park all this weekend. The festival features musicians, drum circles, vendors and lots of general activists. Wanna try the latest in vegan and vegetarian eats? This is the place to be.

The Green Mill is having an evening of cabaret songs from Singers on New Ground this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Singers on New Ground has created an eclectic mix of old and new cabaret songs, and each piece has a different theme: political commentary, comedy and love. If you haven't been to the Green Mill yet (shame on you), then this will be a great first experience.  

And now, an ode to the Green Mill:

Photos from Windy City Author, Project Loop, Soul Strut  
 Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. I missed all the fun events the past few days as we were visiting my fiance's family for Fathers Day! Hope you enjoyed the weekend!