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10 things to do this weekend: September 29 to October 2 | Chicago News

(Photo courtesy of Dean Paul / Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre)

1. Swing

It’s your turn to swing at Wrigley Field and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic baseball movie, “A league apart.” Fans can attend a free screening at Gallagher Way with the first 800 entrants eligible to receive a limited edition commemorative hat. Prior to the screening, there will be a pre-game recce on Wrigley Field with cast members and former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player Maybelle Blair ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:20 p.m. and a Q&A discussion at 6:30 p.m.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St. Free/ MAP

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2. Refracting

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is ready to launch its new show, Fall Series: Refractiontaking choreographers’ ideas and refracting them in a range of interpretations, featuring “The Windless Hold” by Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, “Dichotomy of a Journey” by Darrell Grand Moultrie and longtime Chicagoan and three-time recipient covers of Chicago’s Ruth Page Award for Best Choreographer of the Year, Randy Duncan.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph St. $15 Tickets/ MAP

3. Wander

Take the time to walk around Andersonville this year Andersonville Arts Weekend, a district transformed into an art gallery accessible on foot. The three-day event will feature over 40 companies and over 100 artists from the visual arts, theatre, dance, music, film, culinary arts and more.

Details: Friday to Sunday in Andersonville. FREE ENTRANCE / MAP(Photo courtesy of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce)(Photo courtesy of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce)

4. Press

Want to learn new skills to impress your friends, or better yet, your crush? Plug into the Chicago Tap Summit, held as part of the Chicago Year of Dance, for a full weekend of classes for all skill levels taught by tap dance professionals from across the United States. The event includes classes, panels, performances, a Saturday night world premiere and more featuring MADD Rhythms faculty, Chicago Tap pioneers and boundary-pushing dancers.

Details: Hours vary Friday through Sunday at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Drive. Tickets range from $400 to $500 / MAP

5. Dance

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events kicks off the fall season with the annual Chicago World Music Festivalwith the largest nighttime performance of live Indian classical music in the United States, featuring over 30 bands from 22 countries.

Details: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday at various locations in Chicago. Free.(Photo courtesy of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs)(Photo courtesy of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs)

6. Skate

Trying to spend your Saturday at the skate park with live music and street art? Well, Aurora welcomes”Bom’ the Lot Two“, an outdoor event featuring 15 artists performing a live painting referencing the Aurora story, celebrity guest skaters, 13 bands, backs and rappers, and free skate ramps for attendees to enjoy.

Details: Midday – 10 p.m. at 14 Middle Ave., Public Parking H. Free / MAP

7. Sing

The Chicago Children’s Choir changes its name to a new name, now known as Uniting Chicago Voices. The new identity will be celebrated Saturday at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom, with a new single “United,” performed by singers in Uniting Voices Chicago’s after-school programs.

Details: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom, 840 E Grand Ave. Free / MAP

8. Swirl

Attendees can immerse themselves in the energizing spirit of Spain at the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, with live flamenco music, dynamic costumes and passionate choreography by renowned Spanish choreographer La Lupi, all in one night.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ensemble Español Dance Theater, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Tickets start at $32/ MAP

9. Chew

Trying to celebrate the last days of good weather we have with a block party? Do you like a good chicken wing? You’re lucky! An outdoor block party with chicken wings, Wing Out Chicago, offers all the wings you can eat at some of the best vendors in town. There will be over 20 varieties of wings to try from Classic Buffalo, Jerk, Unami, Spicy Garlic, Asian Ginger and more.

Details: Saturday and Sunday at St. Michael’s Church parking lot, 1633 N Cleveland Ave. $14 general admission / MAP(Photo courtesy of WingOut Chicago) (Photo courtesy of WingOut Chicago)


The 31st edition AIDS Run & Walk Chicago returns on Sunday, raising awareness and funds for people living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

Details: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Dr. On-site registration $50/ MAP

Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before heading out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Email us.