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Friday, October 13, 2017

Open House Chicago, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge The Congress Theater is just one of the many sites you can check out this weekend as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago. - ERIC ALLIX ROGERS
  • Eric Allix Rogers
  • The Congress Theater is just one of the many sites you can check out this weekend as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago.

Here's some of the goings-on about town we recommend for your weekend:

Fri 10/13: Authors Kate Harding, Samantha Irby, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Megan Stielstra, and Sarah Hollenbeck—contributors or editors of the new essay collection Nasty Women—discuss how women can navigate the hostile political climate. This is a partnership event with Women & Children First, taking place at Wilson Abbey (935 W. Wilson). 9 PM, $16

Fri 10/13:
Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock makes her long-awaited Chicago debut at Constellation (3111 N. Western). The Reader's Peter Margasak writes, "Over the past decade, Laubrock has increasingly used composition to provoke and organize adventurous improvisation." 8:30 PM, $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Sat 10/14:
Party hard with Mick Napier and Jennifer Estlin's theater of the irreverent. The Annoyance turns 30 with a massive party at the theater (851 W. Belmont) that includes a performance of its gory horror-movie spoof Splatter Theater and a champagne toast to the next 30 years. 7 PM, $30

Sat 10/14-Sun 10/15: The Chicago Architecture Foundation's popular Open House Chicago expands its neighborhood tours to the Logan Square and Avondale neighborhoods. The Congress Theater and the Stan Mansion are among 200 buildings citywide opening their doors to the public; the complete list can be found at openhousechicago.org. Various times

Sat 10/14: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are both excellent storytellers who blend real tales with absurd observations. The married couple's joint show swings by the Vic (3145 N. Sheffield) as part of the Back to Back tour. 8 PM, $32.50

Sun 10/15: Barrel of Monkeys, a group known for transforming children's stories into sketch comedy, begins a run of Sunday afternoon shows for their tentpole That's Weird, Grandma at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). 2 PM, $15; $10 students, seniors, and veterans; $5 children 12 and under

Sun 10/15: At Robot Riot, miniature robots—essentially remote control cars on steroids—punch, kick, and smash each other at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee). Robots will be available to borrow for the competition, should you feel ready to rumble. 8 PM, free

For more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.


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