Taste of Chicago (Courtesy City of Chicago)

Eat your way through 200 menu items at the 36th annual mega-fest in Grant Park, where Billy Idol and Sheila E. are among this year's musical guests. Get details on that event and others in this week's roundup.

It's the Weekend Agenda: Feb. 5-7


Find out what a "Strandbeest" is, see Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform and celebrate the Super Bowl with a bowl of chili.

Where was Bacon's Arena, the site of Joe Louis' first pro match?

Geoffrey Baer

In this edition of Ask Geoffrey, our local history expert goes ringside at Joe Louis' first professional knockout, rides by the site of long-lost Logan Square mansion, and finds out what's cooking at a former bread-baking palace.