Things to do this Weekend in Chicago

It’s the third weekend in Chicago, although the weather certainly doesn’t feel like June, although I hear a warmup is in the cards for today (Friday) but the chill returns on Saturday.  Here’s a rundown of the big fests for the weekend – and these are two of my faves!

2009 Chicago Gospel Music Festival


Summer Chicago Kirlin Visit 022 Come downtown and enjoy gospel music in the beautiful Pritzger Pavillion on the north end of Millenium Park on June 6th and 7th. Parking nearby and easy to get to by public transportation. Music and entertainment starts at noon each day and ends at 9:30PM.

Highlights include the Acme Missionary Baptist Church Choir- winner of the Verizon Wireless’ How Sweet The Sound competition and best church choir in America.  The Choir performs Saturday at 4:30.


The Printers Row Lit Fest


In Printers Row – along Dearborn from Harrison down to Polk Street, this annual event attracts book lovers from around the world. 



This outdoor festival offers the opportunity to hear authors speak and debate their works. It also features unique booksellers, poetry readings, exhibitors, kids activities, cooking demos, wine tastings, and much more.

Hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 6-7.


And of course, @properties is a proud sponsor of the Printers Row Lit Fest this year!


30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes

Saturday at 8:00 pm. 5153 N Ashland.

Special Pride Month edition of the The Neos Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is comprised of the best queer and gender-themed plays from the past year. Unlike the regular TML, reservations are accepted (and recommended).