The bad news: we don’t have any Blackhawks hockey to watch this weekend.
The good news: the Cubs and Sox are the two best teams in Major League Baseball.
I mean, everyone saw this coming for the Northsiders, but the White Sox have been on fire this month. You know the last time both Chicago teams were the first two squads to reach 15 wins? 1917. NINETEEN SEVENTEEN.
(Granted, that’s still more recent than the last Cubs world title.)
Anyway, here’s your goings-on for the coming weekend.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
Bad Poetry Night @ The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 PM
WHAT: Chicago’s annual Zine Fest will celebrate independent publishers while demonstrating the accessibility and creativity of zine-making through workshops.
WHAT: Local emo revival hero Evan Thomas Weiss, AKA Into It. Over It., plays a show on his home turf.
SO WHAT: Given how large Weiss looms in the emo scene, it’s sort of shocking that there are still tickets available to this show. This is also a great opportunity to support local music! And if you need any extra incentive to arrive early…the first opener, Pinegrove, put out its debut album in January, and it’s one of the best-reviewed LPs of the year to date.
NOW WHAT: Tickets can be purchased here for $16.50 or for $20 at the door.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH
Chicago BaconFest @ UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., 12:00 PM
SO WHAT: BACONNNNNNNNNNNN. And booze.
NOW WHAT: Okay, so this is pretty expensive: $100 for general admission for a three-hour session. But there are three total sessions spanning both Saturday and Sunday. And if you eat your weight in BACONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN and drink your weight in booze, it’s worth it.
Max Frost @ Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., 7:30 PM
WHAT: Max Frost brings his one-man band act to one of Chicago’s most intimate venues.
SO WHAT: We saw Max Frost open up for Grizfolk in February and thought he was impressive in a limited sample size of songs. It’ll be fun to see what new quirks he brings to his show as a headlining act—and how many different loops he sets up on any given song.
NOW WHAT: Tickets can be purchased for $10 here.
SUNDAY, MAY 1ST
More BaconFest. Also, IT’S GONNA BE MAYYYYYYYYY.
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