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The Reader’s Made in Chicago Market, Hot Dog Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Don't bring ketchup to the Chicago Hot Dog Festival this weekend. - GETTY
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  • Don't bring ketchup to the Chicago Hot Dog Festival this weekend.

There's plenty to do in Chicago this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:

Through 8/28:
Unelectable You at Up comedy Club (230 W. North) is a collaboration between Second City and Slate that combines comedy and journalism to examine the current election. Thu-Fri 8 PM, Sat 4 and 8 PM, Sun 4 and 7 PM

8/5-8/7:
 The Chicago Hot Dog Fest at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark) is a celebration of encased meat featuring bites from local vendors along with live music from JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Fri-Sat 11 AM-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-8 PM

8/5-8/7: The Chicago Horror Convention is a spooky weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (5440 N. River, Rosemont) that includes costume contests, vendors, and panels featuring scream queens and kings like Neve Campbell, Ted Raimi, Rachel True, and local legend Svengoolie. 

click to enlarge Svengoolie stops by the Chicago Horror Convention this weekend. - SUN-TIMES MEDIA
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  • Svengoolie stops by the Chicago Horror Convention this weekend.

Sat 8/6:
 The Martin Luther King 1,000 March is a re-creation of a portion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1966 march against housing segregation, during which King and his followers faced thousands of violent protesters. It begins a daylong "living memorial" to King Jr. in Marquette Park (6734 N. Kedzie). 10 AM 

click to enlarge Martin Luther King Jr. marched to Marquette Park 50 years ago. - AP
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. marched to Marquette Park 50 years ago.

Sat 8/6: Teklife members DJ Earl and DJ Manny, plus DJ SevenSix, DJ Jalen, and Mucho Culo DJs Pranas, Fatboy, and Demchuk perform at Juke These Days: All City Footwork Battle at Subterranean (2011 W. North). Dancers compete for a $500 cash prize. 10 PM

8/6-9/3: Tattoo artist Robert Ryan celebrates the release of his book The Inborn Absoluteone of the first major art books devoted to a single tattoo artist, with an exhibition of his work at Great State Gallery (1148 W. Grand). Opening reception Sat 8/6, 7-10 PM. 

click to enlarge Pages from The Inborn Absolute: The Art of Robert Ryan - BEN FASMAN/COURTESY MANDIBLE PROJECTS
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  • Pages from The Inborn Absolute: The Art of Robert Ryan

Sun 8/7: 
The Reader hosts the Made in Chicago Market at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington), a showcase of the best apparel, housewares, food, and drink that Chicago has to offer from more than 70 vendors including Art Gecko, Four Eyes Handmade, Rhymes With Twee, and Vanille. 11 AM-5 PM

Sun 8/7: Local comedians Kevin White, Zach Peterson, and Kevin Brody debate eccentric topics in their live comedy podcast, Arguments and Grievances, leaving the audience to decide whose argument is the winner. Tonight's performance at North Bar (1637 W. North) marks the show's third year. 8 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.


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