The 2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival features nearly 40 performances, including the Dee Alexander Quartet, the Josh Berman Trio, Joshua Abrams, and the Maggie Brown Group. This Midway venue will include food, drinks, and a Story-Share booth. This two-day event runs from 1:00 pm to midnight on Saturday, 1:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday. Cost: Free
African Fashion Week Chicago: Runway Show
The runway show will feature the designers of Yasika Mode, House of Leigh, Issa Sorogo, and more. The show promises to feature unique Afrocentric, Afropolitian looks not to disappoint. Doors open at 6:30 pm on Saturday, with the event beginning at 7:00 pm. Cost: $30.
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
On Saturday, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Rogers Park Harvest Fall Fest will include hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and refreshments. The Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Chicago Park District invites residents, friends, and neighbors to celebrate as summer officially transitions to fall. There is no cost to attend.
Willye White Park
1610 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626
The celebration of all things Bavarian returns to Chicago for a 14th year. Oktoberfest Chicago runs from 5:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, and 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights include beer, brats, pretzels and German musical acts. Breweries include: Goose Island Beer Company, Atlas Brewing Company, Wyder’s Cidery, and Tieton Cider Works. Free admission to those with military ID.
Southport & Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Randolph Street Market Festival
Antiques, furniture, vintage clothing, and jewelry will be for sale at this two-day market festival. The event runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Vendors include Bel Air Jewelry, Lehman’s Antiques, A Spice Above, and Chocolate Twist. Cost: General admission is $10 at the gate. Children under 12 are free.
1350 W. Randolph & 1340 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60607
Chicago International Social Change Film Festival
The CISCFF offers a unique experience filled with world premieres and inspiring films, highlighting untold struggle stories throughout the world. There are events on Friday, from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, and Saturday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Cost: $100 festival pass, $20 for regular ticket
150 W Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60605