Chicago Weekend Picks

Randolph Street Market Festival 2013

This outdoor-indoor Market Festival is celebrating the beauty of variety. More than 200 vendors will be showcasing antique housewares, furniture, ephemera, and beautiful vintage clothing. Matched with a global goods bazaar, the Randolph Street Market Festival makes for a perfect weekend for shopping and eating.

Where:  Beaux Arts Plumbers Union Hall Building.

When: July 27, 28, 10am–5pm.

Tickets: $10, online $8.


Edit Murphy

Edit Murphy stems from the Disco-house era that was ignited in 2001 by the infamous James Murphy. Two years ago, he released Motown Edits, and immediately was greeted with success.  This Saturday, Edit Murphy is in Chicago to represent his eclectic sound.

Where:  Smart Bar.

When: Friday, July 26

Tickets: $13, before midnight $10






Wicker Park Fest 

Hailed as Chicago’s best summer music festival, Wicker Park Fest is back for its 9th year to celebrate the diversity of Wicker Park, and to showcase local and national musical talents. Known for its high quality of live music, Wicker Park Fest has expanded to three stages of live music with a serious variety in music genre.

This year, the line up features acts such as Delicate Steve (really go see this band, they’re unbelievable), Bahamas, Man Man,  Cults and Ted Leo.

Where:  Milwaukee Ave between North Ave and Paulina St

When: July 27, 28 at noon. .

Tickets: Donation $5.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch 

In this raunchy and hilarious off-broadway phenomenon, Ryan Landing plays  East German rock 'n' roll goddess Hedwig Schmidt, who happens to be a victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just "an angry inch." Paired with Stephen Trask's unbelievably rocking score, and directed by Kyle Trent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a must-see!

Where:  Theater Wit.

When: July 26, 27, 10:30pm

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Tickets: $32