10 Things To Do This Weekend: Sept. 16-19

(Courtesy of Riot Fest)(Courtesy of Riot Fest)

1. Jam

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The Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels and Slipknot are among the dozens of bands performing at Riot Fest.

Note: Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of attending are required.

Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Douglass Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive. $124.98 and up / MAP

Find more fests: 2021 Summer Festival Guide

2. Discover

Led by art collector Patric McCoy, the Bronzeville Bike Tour: Art for The People is open to all riders who want to learn about the neighborhood’s public art. Organizers advise arriving 15 minutes early to make sure bike is in “ride-ready” condition.

Details: 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Boxville, 330 East 51st St. Free / MAP

3. Unwind

Musician, composer and bandleader Marquis Hill kicks off the Englewood Jazz Festival with a tribute to Chicago’s jazz innovators via his Made in Chicago project. Also performing are The Detroit Tenors and Amina Claudine Myers.

Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St. Free / MAP

4. Gulp

More than a dozen mixologists put their own twist on the classic tomato-juice-and-vodka cocktail at Bloody Mary Fest. Live music and artisan vendors are also on tap.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Everts Park, 111 North Ave. Free / MAP

5. Shop

Home décor, gourmet goods, Chicago-centric art and chic clothing are among the wares for sale at the Renegade Craft Fair.

Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Division Street between Damen and Ashland avenues. Pay what you can; $12 suggested donation / MAP

(Credit: Renegade Craft)(Credit: Renegade Craft)

6. Exchange

Clean out your closet and update your wardrobe without spending a dime at Styling on a Budget: Free Clothing Swap Edition. Bring up to 20 clothing items and five accessories, like handbags, jewelry and scarves to swap with others. All clothing must be washed and in good to lightly used condition.

Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Commons Park, 2401 S. Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside. Free / MAP

7. Whip up

Step up your breakfast game at Make Your Own Bagel Brunch, where you’ll learn how to make bagels, frittatas and flavored cream cheeses. Sip on a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary while you learn.

Details: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Get in the Kitchen!, 3617 N. Broadway. $49 / MAP

8. Stroll

Grab the kiddos and their bikes for the Lincoln Park Conservatory’s Walk the Pond, which begins with a bike and stroller parade. Be sure to arrive early if you need time to decorate. Festivities include bubble artists, face painters, animal interactions and interactive bird walks.

Details: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Lincoln Park Conservatory’s North Pond, 2610 N. Cannon Drive. $10 / MAP

9. Groove

The Chicago In Tune series wraps up with blues music. The program is taking the place this year of the namesake annual music festival. Performers include Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, the Nick Moss Band and Cash Box Kings.

Details: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Millennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St. Free / MAP

10. Nosh

A traditional Mexican dish is the star of the show at the Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest. Sample tortillas stuffed with chicken, steak, chorizo, beef, goat, duck, seafood, veggies and more. Once you’ve had your fill, vote for Chicago’s best taco. Special beer and taco pairings, Mexican wrestlers, live music and kids’ activities round things out.

Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Southport Avenue between Addison and Roscoe streets. $10 suggested donation / MAP

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Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Send us an email.

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