DOWNTOWN — Organizers will show support of survivors of sexual violence during Saturday’s Slutwalk.
Slutwalk attendees protest rape culture and police violence while also gathering to advocate for those who have been victims of sexual assault. Attendees will gather at Water Tower to listen to speakers; after that, there will be a march and a “speak out” where attendees can share their personal stories.
The Slutwalk starts noon Saturday at Water Tower, 800 N. Michigan Ave.
Curious Steve wants to understand the different between molly and ecstacy! Papa pokes fun at Brendan for his obsession with expensive turkey meat on his dollar bread. Pudding connoisseur Stever can tell the difference between pudding brands!
The boys kick off today’s episode with some weekend activity talk! Stever installed a squirrel barrier around his yard! Who will win the battle of Steve vs Squirrels?! Papa also bought a new ladder! Dag shares a rock nightmare. Plus an update on Brendan’s new headboard!
Date: Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th
Time: Friday 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday noon to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday noon to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago
Mayfest (Maifest in German) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maypole (maibaum) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the local village or town.
Mayfest, like Octoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world. Chicago’s German community welcomes all to their Mayfest in Lincoln Square; the heart of Chicago’s German Community.
Road Closures: Western Ave Between Eastwood and Leland
Brown Line to Western
#49 Western Avenue Bus
#81 Lawrence Avenue Bus
#11 Lincoln Bus (however, only from the north since the #11 doesn’t connect through the Northcenter neighborhood. It is coming back next month. Read more here.)
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
Date: Friday, June 3rd & Saturday, June 4th
Time: Friday at 12:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Millennium Park, Chicago
The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers, and the admission is FREE!
Beyond authentic Mexican treats (tacos, gorditas, flautas, enchiladas and tortas) from nearly a dozen Chicago restaurants, there’s also a non-stop music lineup, daily cooking demonstrations on a Culinary Stage with top chefs, carnival rides and arts/crafts.
Traffic Alert: 26th Street from Kedzie to Sacramento
Pink Line – Kedzie (just over one-half mile, south to 26th Street)
Hyde Park Brew Fest
Date: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hyde Park, Chicago
Located in the heart of downtown Hyde Park at 53rd and Harper, the Hyde Park Brew Fest boasts “good music, great people, craft beer, food and craft vendors.”
The event is free, though tickets for sampling beer and cider from over 50 different breweries must be purchased.
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 6:30 a.m. On-site registration opens, 8:00 a.m. Start Time
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
For registration and more information visit this link.
The Squeez’d Girls on the Run 5k is a family-friendly event and fun run. It is open to the public. Girls who are currently participating in the program are already registered for the 5k. All finishers receive “woo hoos!” and the admiration of numerous spectators, but runners are not timed nor are awards given.
Everyone who crosses the finish line is a winner!
Do you have a child between the ages of two and six? Li’l Spark Sprints go from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and are 20-60 yard dashes!
Date: Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29
Time: Noon to 10:00 p.m. on both days
Location: Lakeview, Chicago
Traffic Alert: Sheffield will be closed between Belmont and Roscoe from Friday afternoon through Sunday night.
Music performance from 97nine, a local rock band paying tribute to WLS-AM 890 sister station, Chicago’s Loop 97.9FM rock radio. Headliners include Wedding Banned and Catfight.
Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade
Date: Saturday, May 28,
Time: 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Chicago
From the City of Chicago website: Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.
Traffic Alert: State St. will be closed from Lake St. to Van Buren after 11:00 a.m. for the parade.
Ways to get there without a car: El: Pink, Orange, Green, Brown, Purple to Randolph; Blue to Washington; Red to Lake. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 26, 143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157.
Metra and South Shore to Millennium Station.
Red, White, & Bar-B-Q Competition
Date: Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29
Location: Ty Warner Park, Westmont
From the RTA: Billed the state’s largest barbecue competition, this festival will draw more than 20,000 barbecue lovers to sample savory dishes from some of the best barbecue vendors in the Midwest. Learn more at www.westmontbbq.com.
Stay Indoors at the Walker Stalker Con
Date: May 28 – 29
Location: Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont
From the RTA: Zombie lovers will unite at this event, featuring celebrities, vendors and a costume party. Learn more at www.walkerstalkercon.com.
Lake Shore Drive Northbound between 57th St/Museum of Science & Industry and 31st Street will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning for the Soldier Field 10 Mile Run.
The Adams Street Bridge at the Chicago River is closed for reconstruction. Seven CTA Bus routes are rerouted and a detour is posted.
In Orland Park, 147th St, 151st and 156th between Lagrange Rd and Ravina Ave are closed until the end of May.
The North Avenue pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive is closed through June to pedestrian and bicyclist traffic for bridge repair and maintenance.
Randolph Street has two lanes closed downtown between State Street and Dearborn with utility work.
Weekend CTA Travel Alerts
Blue Line trains heading in the direction of Forest Park will bypass Montrose for platform repairs on weekends from Friday at 10:00 p.m through Monday at 4:00 a.m. until June 7.
Passengers are urged to use Irving Park or Jefferson Park.
Metra’s $8 Weekend Pass
From Metrarail.com: Unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday. Can be used in conjunction with Metra’s Family Fares. Not valid for travel on the South Shore (NICTD).
Kids Ride for FREE all Memorial Day Weekend!
Kids can ride Metra trains for free with their families Memorial Day through Labor day as part of an expanded Family Fares program. More information here.
Hiawatha Service offers new Saturday night round trips starting May 21 and running through September 3, 2016. With the start of the new schedules, Train 343 will depart Chicago at 11:10 pm, and Train 344 will depart Milwaukee at 10:40 pm. Trains 329 and 330 will operate only on weekdays during this three-month period.
(CHICAGO) A cold weekend is in store for Chicago, with temperatures and wind chills expected to approach the lowest recorded so far this year.
“I don’t know if this weekend will be the coldest of the year, but we will struggle to stay above the single digits,” said David Beachler of the National Weather Service.
Temperatures will be just above zero on Saturday and five to 10 degrees below on Sunday, Beachler said.
Chicago saw its coldest weather of 2015 in late January, with wind chills below 30, Beachler said. Saturday and Sunday nights will near those temperatures, with wind chills expected to hit 25 below zero.
Despite the chilling news, Beachler said it isn’t likely Chicago will see heavy snow anytime soon.
“Not in the Chicago area,” he said. “There will be some lake effect snow, but that will be in northwest Indiana.”