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Saba – The Back Home Tour / femdot. / Amindi / MFnMelo @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom 1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL

Saba - The Back Home Tour / femdot. / Amindi / MFnMelo @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W Lawrence Ave, WHAT: A home town show for some amazing rappers SO WHAT: Saba and the rest of Pivot Gang are Chicago music staples. Saba in particular has made a name for himself with some amazing projects including his phenomenal CARE FOR ME and the recently released Few Good Things. The hometown show is definitely going to be a great one as the lineup features femdot., Amindi, MFnMelo NOW WHAT: Tickets are available now! Don't miss this fantastic show!

$22.73 – $45

Free Comic Book Day @ Various Locations

Various Locations - Chicago and Suburbs

Free Comic Book Day @ Various Locations, All Day, All Ages WHAT: FREE COMICS! SO WHAT: Don’t you love events that are pretty much exactly what they sounds like? Free Comic Book Day is a annual event where comic book shops like Chicago Comics, First Aid Comics, Graham Crackers, Challenger, Zone Comics & Games, Amazing Fantasy, and many more  give away special issues of comics so that you can see what the medium is all about! Plus while you're there you can support these shops and purchase some of your favorite comics and collectibles! NOW WHAT: It’s free! Head out…

FREE

Believing Women: Anita Hill in Conversation @ Chicago Humanities Festival, UIC Dorin Forum

UIC Dorin Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Road,, Chicago, IL

Believing Women: Anita Hill in Conversation @ Chicago Humanities Festival, UIC Dorin Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, 10:30am-Noon WHAT: The #MeToo OG speaks out. SO WHAT: Anita Hill spoke truth to power in 1991 with her historic testimony during Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court nomination hearings (and his ethics continue to be in question and in the news). Over 30 years later, misogyny and sexual assault remain rampant, which she discusses in her new book Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, and with event moderator Laura S. Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times. Ticket holders can submit questions online before the event. Masks and proof…

$20 – $75

Anniversary Carnival @ Ravinia Brewing Company

Ravinia Brewing Company 2601 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL

WHAT: Celebrate Ravinia Brewing's one year anniversary! SO WHAT: What's better than some fun in a brewery's parking lot?! Join Ravinia Brewing as they enjoy their one year birthday with ive Music from Los Perros Cubanos (4-7 PM),  DJ Rico the Juice Man spinning the hottest beats (7-10 PM), exciting carnival games (featuring Axe Throwing, Hammerschlagen, and more) live magic, Stilt-Walkers & Fire Twirlers! and of course plenty of beers like their $5 Taco Fest Mexican Lager and a limited edition beer tent featuring brews from the likes of Revolution, Off Color, Maplewood , Phase Three, More Brewing, Saint Errant,…

FREE

Lessons from the Edge: A Conversation with Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch @ Chicago Humanities Festival, UIC Dorin Forum

UIC Dorin Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Road,, Chicago, IL

Lessons from the Edge: A Conversation with Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch @ Chicago Humanities Festival, UIC Dorin Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Saturday, May 7, 1:30pm – 3pm WHAT: Learn about Ukraine from an expert. SO WHAT: We met the former Ukraine Ambassador during her forthright Trump impeachment testimony. She’s penned the memoir Lessons From the Edge to talk about her long and impressive foreign service career, and talks with former US NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder about Russian’s invasion of Ukraine, the largest European war since 1945. Ticket holders can submit questions online before the event. Masks and proof of vaccination…

$35 – $45

ZINE NOT DEAD 17 @ Archer Ballroom

Archer Ballroom 3012 S Archer Ave., 3rd Floor), Chicago, IL

WHAT: Something a little different for your Saturday evening SO WHAT: If you're wanting something a little different from you comics and zines, then this evening is fo your Joing ZINE NOT DEAD for their 17th edition of excellent series! Hosted by Matt Davis and Brad Rohloff, this evening will feature comics readings from HILLER GOODSPEED, Gina Wynbrandt, Emma Punch, Nayef Nebhan, Mark Bouchard, and Kelsey Borch! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $10 and come with a poster and mystery  prize!

$10

Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle

Empty Bottle 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, Noon - 4:30pm WHAT: Shopping, eating, and drinking all in one place SO WHAT: Grab some food next door at Bite Cafe, maybe a drink from the Empty Bottle Bar, and start shopping the Handmade Market Chicago! They will bring over 30 makers of beautiful and unique items to the Empty Bottle! Join in and see what all the sellers will have to offer. You can check out some of the sellers that will be featured over on their Facebook page. NOW WHAT: This event as always is free!

Mariachi Herencia de México: Celebrando a Mama @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, IL

Mariachi Herencia de México @ Thalia Hall,  1807 South Allport Street, 2:00pm, all agesWHAT: Add some mariachi flavor to your Mother's Day! SO WHAT: Mariachi Herencia de Mexico, the Latin Grammy winning group, will be making there way to Chicago for a special Mother's Day show! Mariachi Herencia de Mexico is comprised of both male and female musicians,lending their craft to some masterful and modernistic arrangements highlighting the group’s stunning vocals, all while keeping the essence of this festive folk style alive. This afternoon show will sure delight with the ultimate Mother’s Day serenade (and perhaps a grito or two).…

$30

Kim Gordon, Sinead Gleeson & Laurie Anderson on Women in Music @ Chicago Humanities Festival, Music Box Theatre

Music Box Theatre 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Kim Gordon, Sinead Gleeson & Laurie Anderson on Women in Music @ Chicago Humanities Festival, Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., 7-8 pm WHAT: Ferocious musical females smash the patriarchy. SO WHAT:  Pitchfork’s editor-in-chief Puja Patel talks to a trio of music royalty, including Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon about her new anthology This Woman’s Work, book editor and former music journalist Sinead Gleeson, and Glen Ellyn native, avant-garde performance artist Laura Anderson, who recently narrated the documentary Sisters with Transistors. Masks and proof of vaccination are currently required for indoor programs. NOW WHAT: Tickets are $10 for students and teachers, $15 for CHF members,…

$10 – $20

Take Me to the River All-Stars LIVE @ City Winery

City Winery 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

WHAT: City Winery Chicago presents the New Orleans sounds of Take Me to the River All-Stars SO WHAT: Take Me to the River All-Stars LIVE is a collection of some of the best New Orleans’ musical talents performing in support of the brand new feature film and record Take Me to the River New Orleans!  The band features Ivan Neville and Ian Neville from Dumpstaphunk and others, the legendary pianist Jon Cleary, Rob Mercurio from the iconic band Galactic, and drumming extraordinaire Terence Higgins. This evening is guaranteed to keep everyone dancing, shaking, and smiling! As if transported to New…

$35 – $55

Destroyer & Rosali @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, IL

Destroyer & Rosali @ Thalia Hall, 1807 South Allport Street, 7:00pm, 18+ WHAT: The enigmatic Dan Bejar makes his way to Thalia Hall SO WHAT: Dan Bejar's musical career is unparalleled. His solo project Destroyer has been sending out his incredibly unique voice our for over two decades. Add to that his work with The New Pornographers and you have an incredibly prolific and complex songwriter who will surely envelope you in his complex songs. Joining him this evening will be Rosali! NOW WHAT: Tickets are only $25 , so don't miss this wonderful show! Photo by Ted Bois

$25

Sauced Night Market @ House of Vans

House of Vans 113 N. Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL

Sauced Night Market @ House of Vans, 113 N Elizabeth, 5:00pm – 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: A night time market in Chicago’s coolest venue SO WHAT: Sauced Night Market returns to the recently reopened House of Vans. The roving night market has been showcases vendors for quite a while  now and they’ll be returning to the West Loop warehouse/skate park/concert hall with another great lineup of 45 local vendors slinging their awesome wares across two nights! The full lineup of vendors  can be found at their website. Plus for the first time since 2019, the Spring Night Market welcomes the…

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