Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan

Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave., 4th Fl., Chicago, IL

More than forty cartoonists with Chicago ties are represented in an exhibition that explores the ways that comics are used not only to entertain readers, but to engage them in the relevant social and political issues of their time. The exhibit is divided into four sections spanning Chicago comics history, including 1960-1970s: The Underground; 1980-1990s: Alternative Weeklies, Comic Books, and Zines; 1990-2000s: Graphic Novels and Community; and 2010-Now: Chicago Rising.

$15.

“Frida Kahlo: Timeless” Exhibition Virtual Tours

Online

Virtual tours of the blockbuster exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" with original artwork by iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo will continue through October 15 in honor of National Latino Heritage Month. The virtual tour includes a twenty-six-piece collection of Kahlo's work on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo as well as a multimedia timeline, 100+ photographic images from the artist’s life, a family-friendly children’s area, and a Frida Kahlo-inspired garden designed by Ball Horticultural Company, enabling museum-goers of all ages to grasp an understanding of Kahlo’s life and work through a variety of contexts. The on-demand virtual tours are accessible to

$18.00

City Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting

In a series of meetings held over three weeks, the committee will consider how the proposed 2022 budget will fund various City agencies. Instructions for in-person and remote participation are outlined at chicityclerk.comWritten public comment will be accepted at Committeeonthebudgetandgovernmentoperations@cityofchicago.gov until 9am on the day prior to the subject department or agency's hearing date. A full list of hearings is available at bit.ly/BudgetSched21.

Free

ChiTown Movies

Enjoy blockbuster and classic movies at ChiTown Movies drive-in theater in Pilsen. Coming up: Top Gun (9/30), A Quiet Place II (10/1), and Mean Girls (10/2).

$33

Wood Street Farm Stand

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

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

Wood Street Farm Stand

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

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

Chicas de Hoy

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

Join the National Museum of Mexican Art for the return of Chicas de Hoy. This retro-themed dance party includes performances by Chicago’s leading Mexican drag artists. Dance the night away to favorites like Flans, Timbiriche, Jenni Rivera, and other artists of yesteryear. Attendees must be twenty-one years or older and have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/3kIqHdf.

$30

61st Street Market

Experimental Station 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago, IL

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

61st Street Market

Experimental Station 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago, IL

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, IL

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

Plant Chicago Farmers Market

Davis Square Park 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, IL

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

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