11-Sep-21 The leaves are starting to fall and the scent of pumpkin everything fills the air muffins, doughnuts, lattes, and more. Its fall festival season. Heres the scoop!
Commemorate September 11 with music and memories
Eleven is a concert for remembrance and reflection. Join Chicagolands finest cabaret and concert artists in reflection through music, stories, and personal memories of the 9/11 events on this 20th anniversary. The concert will honor those we lost and explore how America and our community moved on, but never forgot.
Conceived by Carla Gordon with musical direction by Beckie Menzie. Starring Menzie and Cathy Glickman, Carla Gordon, David Edelfelt, Tom Michael, and Kevin Wood.
Sunday, September 12 3:00 p.m.
Shrine of All Saints, 8523 Georgiana Avenue, Morton Grove
Free and open to everyone.
More info: Shrine of All Saints
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Once again, the Printers Row Lit Fest is here with all new programs and speakers.
The largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, the Lit Fest takes place in Chicagos Printers Row with free programming for book lovers. Printers Row Lit Fest will be headlined by Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, who will discuss his new book, Harlem Shuffle.
Look for new, used, and original books; events with local and national bestselling authors; and special programming, including spoken word performances, writing workshops, and events for children and young adults.
Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Printers Row neighborhood along Dearborn Street from Polk Street north to Ida B. Wells Drive.
More info: Printers Row Lit Fest
Oompah-Pa to the max
Its only September, but Oktoberfest Chicago is in full swing!
Sponsored by the German Day Association, stop by for a taste of authentic German food like schnitzel, sauerbraten, and sausages of all kinds. Raise a stein to traditional German beer and listen to German folk bands. Bring the kids for carnival game fun.
Saturday Noon to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 10:00 p.m. German Mass Service at 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Square, Leland & Western Avenue
More info: German American Fest
Rock out to the music
Entertaining Chicago audiences since 2006, the annual Pitchfork Music Festival is recognized for its alternative rock, indie rock, electronic, and hip-hop music.
Discover this welcoming, reasonably-priced music festival with headliners Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, and Erykah Badu.
Showcasing the best up-and-coming groups from around the world, more than 60,000 attendees are expected. Check out the diverse vendors and local food purveyors as well as specialty record and craft fair artists.
Through September 12
Union Park, 1501 West Randolph Avenue
More info: Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago
Chicago in Tune House
As part of Chicago in Tune, this house music celebration features Sanitize Your Soul, a debut Gospel House Choir collaboration between Mark Hubbard and DJ Terry Hunter.
During the 2021 Year of Chicago Music, this new citywide festival celebrates music in the key of Chicago in place of the annual Gospel, Jazz, and Blues Festivals in Millennium Park.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
More info: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
More info: Millennium Park