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
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

Austin Community Market

Enjoy food and crafts sold by local vendors—including Forty Acres Fresh Market and Thank God 4 Raw & Vegan Treats—along with live entertainment at this weekend community market organized by the WestSide Health Authority. The market is seeking licensed vendors and musicians; email menewman@healthauthority.org or call (773) 378-1878 for vendor/performance opportunities. Market runs Saturdays and Sundays through December 19.

Free

Spooky Fest

McKinley Park Community Garden 3518 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago

Children and their families are invited to Spooky Fest, featuring pumpkin decorations, arts and crafts, trick or treating, and movies such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Hotel Transylvania. Families can bring a flashlight and blanket.

Free

Not Me We Mutual Aid

Parkside Elementary 6938 S. East End, Chicago

Not Me We, a housing and mutual aid organization in South Shore, will be giving out free food, candy, groceries, and baby supplies for Halloween.

Free

Artist Run Chicago Bike Tours

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

Join Hyde Park Art Center on two bike tours to visit their Artist Run Chicago 2.0 spaces in Pilsen and Garfield Park. Register for one or both at bit.ly/2ZnHCt6.

Free

Día de los Muertos Xícago

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

Join the National Museum of Mexican Art to celebrate Día de los Muertos by transforming the museum and its surroundings into a beautiful space to remember loved ones. Guests will enjoy ofrendas created by community members, live musical performances, art activities, and a large illuminated ofrenda projected outside of the museum. Submit a photo of a loved one or register for an ofrenda space at bit.ly/3mazoxw.

Free

Día de Los Muertos Celebration: Altares en Cajuelas/Altars in Trunks

Farragut Career Academy Parking Lot 2345 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago

At this Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration, attendees can bring their vehicles and use them to set up and decorate an altar in their trunk to remember their loved ones.There will be music, calavera face painting, free tamales, and champurrado.

Free

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