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

Paint Your Own Alebrije with Puech Ikots’ Carlos Orozco

Online

Learn how to make your own hand-carved alebrije with artist and Indigenous activist Carlos Orozco from Puech Ikots, an Indigenous arts collective of eighty families based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Their mission is to preserve their traditional artistic traditions, especially the creation of copal wood alebrijes in traditional Oaxacan style, while also learning about their culture, sustainability practices of Indigenous peoples, and the beautiful artistic traditions of Mexico's Isthmus region. This event recurs every Saturday through the end of the year.

$10 – $35

Fuller Award Celebration of Luis Alberto Urrea

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

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will present its prestigious Fuller Award to border writer Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway, for his lifetime contribution to literature. Urrea lives in Naperville with his family and teaches creative writing at UIC. The ceremony will be in-person and live-streamed on Zoom. In-person attendees must be vaccinated.

Free but registration required

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