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The Pitchfork Music Festival and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge How many of this year's Pitchfork acts can you identify in this illustration? - JASON WYATT FREDERICK
  • JASON WYATT FREDERICK
  • How many of this year's Pitchfork acts can you identify in this illustration?

There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend.

Fri 7/20-Sun 7/22: The Pitchfork Music Festival bolsters its usual smart bookings with a strengthened commitment to inclusiveness and community: this year’s lineup has more locals than ever, and more than half the acts include women. 11 AM, gates at noon, music at 1 PM, Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph, $75 per day, three-day pass $175, +Plus pass $375, all-ages

Fri 7/20-Sun 7/22: Victims of Duty: An absurd show for absurd times. "In a way, Victims of Duty is only incidentally political. It's mostly designed to satirize the state of French culture, with Choubert's various adventures doubling as parodies of what a native audience would recognize as familiar tropes, styles, and philosophies," writes the Reader's Tony Adler  Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3 and 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM; A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, 312-943-8722, aredorchidtheatre.org, $50. All performances sold out, but standby tickets available at curtain time.

Fri 7/20- Sun 7/22: Sorry to Bother You: "César Chávez meets Salvador Dali with this surreal proletarian comedy, the writing and directing debut of Oakland rapper Boots Riley," writes the Reader's J.R. Jones. Rated R. 102 minutes. Various times, various prices

Fri 7/20-Sun 7/22: Carnaval 2018 immerses visitors in Chicago’s Latinx theater community. The celebration lasts four days, with tours, workshops, and staged readings of six new plays. Various times, 2350 N. Racine, latinxtheatrecommons.com, free

Sat 7/21: In the silent classic The Lighthouse Keepers, styles and emotions come crashing in like waves. Jean Gremilion directed this eclectic French tale of a lighthouse keeper and his half-mad son. In 35 mm. NR, 73 min. 11:30 AM, Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave, $11

Sun 7/22:
Chicago rap phenom Phoelix does it all on his own with his latest self-released record, Tempo. 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $8, $5 in advance. 21+

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