Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan
All Day

Wood Street Farm Stand

Wood Street Farm Stand 1844 W. 59th St., Chicago

Hosted by Growing Home, the farm stand includes cooking demonstrations with free samples and recipe cards for healthy meals. Free farm tours are also available. WIC, SNAP, EBT, and Senior Coupons are double valued. The farm stand runs every Thursday through October 31.

Free

Future Fossils: SUM

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago

Future Fossils: SUM, a major new sculpture exhbition by Chicago artist and SAIC professor Lan Tuazon, visualizes the sum of a lifespan’s worth of human material traces in the world, nestled together as a one-bedroom house built to scale and exhibited inside the two-story gallery at the Hyde Park Art Center. See website for times.

Free

American Mariachi

Goodman Theater 170 N. Dearborn

Set in the 1970s, this co-production with Dallas Theater Center tells the story of how a forgotten record sparks an ailing mother’s memory, inspiring her daughter Lucha and her cousin to create an all-women mariachi band. The play is infused with live ranchera music and includes performances by the local Sones de México Ensemble.

$25 – $70
Ongoing

A Time to Grieve: Día de Los Muertos Exhibition

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago

This year’s exhibition pays tribute to and remembers the numerous individuals from Mexico and the U.S. who have died from COVID-19. The National Museum of Mexican Arts invites all to contemplate this moment with new artistic expressions by local artists and site-specific installations created by artists from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Adam Toledo, the thirteen-year-old whom Chicago police shot and killed earlier this year in La Villita, is also being remembered at the museum's exhibit. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday; closed on Monday.

Free

61st Street Market

Experimental Station 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago

Chicagoland farmers, cheesemakers, bakers and others hawk their wares every Saturday outside the Experimental Station. The market accepts LINK and Senior Farmers Market Coupons, and all LINK purchases are matched up to $25.

Free

Plant Chicago Farmers Market

Davis Square Park 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago

Plant Chicago hosts a weekly farmers market through November 15 featuring locally grown produce and flowers, plus honey, coffee, baked goods, and more. The nonprofit also runs a community composting site where residents can drop off their food scraps. Link card purchases are matched up to $25.

Free

Spooktacular Films

One City Tap 3115 S. Archer Ave.

Adults twenty-one and older are invited to One City Tap every Thursday in October for screenings of “cinema that will make your skin crawl.” Guests will get complimentary popcorn, and bar staff will be offering a Halloween-themed cocktail special.

Free admission; cash bar

City Council Meeting

City Hall 121 N LaSalle St., Chicago

The Chicago City Council will hold a full meeting to consider 2022 budget-related ordinances. Agenda items, and instructions for in-person and remote participation, are outlined at chicityclerk.com. Livestream available at bit.ly/ChiCouncilVid.

Free

Board of Education Meeting

CPS Loop Office 42 W. Madison Street, Garden Level, Board Room, Chicago

Tune into the October Board of Education meeting in person at the Chicago Public Schools’ Loop office or online at cpsboe.org. Members of the public can register to speak starting October 25 at 10:30am, online or over the phone at (773) 553-1600.

Free

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