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SNL’s Chris Redd and Luke Null, MCA Hearts Chicago, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Chris Redd, who was recently cast on Saturday Night Live, comes to the Paper Machete for a special performance Saturday 10/21. - VIA IMDB
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  • Chris Redd, who was recently cast on Saturday Night Live, comes to the Paper Machete for a special performance Saturday 10/21.

Here's some of the events we recommend for your weekend:

Fri 10/20-Sun 10/22: Our president's obsession with Twitter has become a Willis Tower-sized punching bag, and few laced up their boxing gloves faster than The Daily Show. Trevor Noah and his team of correspondents arrived last Monday to tape a week's worth of shows at the Athenaeum, and they brought along their pop-up gallery, the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. Head to Union Station (210 S. Canal) for an earnest exhibit of Trump's tweets, and witness the evolution of his rants from asinine to potentially world-ending. 10 AM-10 PM, free

Fri 10/20: Andrew Huff, host of the monthly 20x20 at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), has asked 20 artists and others creatives to give a two-minute answer to this edition's question, "How does it work?" 6:30 PM, $10

Sat 10/21-Sun 10/22: The Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago) continues its 50th anniversary festivities with MCA Hearts Chicago, a weekend showcasing all manner of Chicago artists, musicians, filmmakers, drill teams, and drag queens. The event is the opening party for the museum's new community space, the Commons. Visitors get free access to the museum, including the three concurrent 50th anniversary  exhibitions: "I Am You," "You Are Here," and "We Are Everywhere" (the last two which open on Saturday). Sat 10/21, 11 AM-10 PM; Sun 10/22 10 AM-5 PM, free; tickets for Lupe Fiasco sold out

Sat 10/21: Chicago-bred stand-up Chris Redd and iO Theater alum Luke Null, two of the new additions to the Saturday Night Live cast, headline this week's Paper Machete, the "salon in a saloon" hosted by Reader contributor Christopher Piatt. Comedians, writers, and storytellers discuss the week in pop culture and politics at the Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway). 3 PM, free

Sat 10/21: The Revival's (1160 E. 55th) tentpole sketch show The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised follows the Second City model, skewering the twisted personalities and politicians responsible for the clusterfuck that is our contemporary world. 7:30 PM, $15, $5 for students

click to enlarge 1-1-17: UV Vodka, Hennessy, Patron, 1800 Reposado, Miller, Colt 45, New Amsterdam, Paul Masson, Boone’s, 2017 - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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  • 1-1-17: UV Vodka, Hennessy, Patron, 1800 Reposado, Miller, Colt 45, New Amsterdam, Paul Masson, Boone’s, 2017

Sun 10/22:
For two years, local artist Edra Soto collected liquor bottles discarded in Garfield Park, litter she transforms into art with her installation Open 24 Hours, a site-specific work designed for the Museum of Contemporary Art's (220 E. Chicago) new community space, the Commons. Visitors are invited to submit their own found materials, which Soto will incorporate into talks, performances, and workshops on select Fridays. Soto's work is part of the MCA's 50th anniversary celebration. 10 AM-5 PM, $12, $7 students and seniors, free kids 12 and under and members of the military, free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays

Sun 10/22: The World in One Neighborhood is a new cookbook of more than 200 recipes compiled by the Rogers Park and West Ridge Historical Society to showcase the diversity of cuisines and cultures on the far north side. Come out to Indian Boundary Park (2500 W. Lunt) to pick up the book and sample some of the featured dishes. 1-4 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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