South Side Film Festival– Studio Movie Grill-Chatham- October 6-8
Often overlooked, Chicago’s south side has been a key backdrop for several of our favorite films. In celebration of the South side’s “role” in cinema, Films For The People, LLC presents the South Side Film Festival. The South Side Film Festival will feature film favorites such as Mahogany and Cooley High, a kickoff with an opening reception with the classic Love Jones. Learn about the South Side Film Festival at http://filmsforthepeople.com.
The Black Renaissance– (A Musical Resistance Against Racism)- Black Ensemble Theater- October 14- November 9
From Black Ensemble Theater:
“Through the struggles, trials and tribulations of both black and white freedom fighters, The Black Renaissance is a musical and historical depiction of the African American experience in a racist America that will uplift, inspire and motivate all of us to create a world where racism cannot exist.” Tickets available at www.blackensembletheater.org.
Tony! Toni! Tone– October 13 – The Promontory-
You already know what it is. Bringing all the classics, “It Never Rains in Southern California”, “Lay Your Head on My Pillow”, and on and on. And even without Mr. Saadiq, Tony! Toni! Tone delivers a pretty good show. Catch them at the Promontory.
Tickets at www.promontorychicago.com.
Chicago Food Truck Festival Fall Social– October 14 and 15- LaBagh Woods- 5269 N Cicero Ave
Food truck fun is NOT just for the summertime. Foodies can rejoice because the folks at Chicago Food Truck Festival are at it again. The Chicago Food Truck Festival will feature a diverse array of gourmet food trucks, a sangria garden, and live entertainment. Get out and enjoy the fall weather while you can. More information available at http://www.chicagofoodtruckfestival.com/
Sweetest Day Comedy Jam– October 21- Arie Crown Theatre- Featuring Corey Holcomb, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, JB Smoove, DC Young Fly, and Just Nesh
We’ve got to say. The Arie Crown is not playing games with this comedy lineup. Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, and yes, even Corey Holcomb (the ladies will get that)- should have stomachs aching and eyes watering – in a good way. To check them out, visit here.
3rd Annual Benefit Concert for Betty Shabazz Charter Schools with GOAPELE- October 26 – The Promontory- 8PM (7 PM Doors) $75/ $55/ $45/ $35
The Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools celebrate its 20th Anniversary with its annual benefit concert featuring neo-soul favorite Goapele. Goapele’s mellow vibe is a great match for The Promontory’s intimate set-up. More information available at http://promontorychicago.com
Skream- A Kostume Affair– October 28- Bassline- 2239 S. Michigan Ave.
What would Halloween be without a costume party? The Harvey-Markham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Presents SKREAM A Kostume Affair. Get your flyest costume and get your party on. Tickets available here.