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Riot Fest and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Atmosphere plays the Radicals Stage 9/13 at 6:45 PM. - COURTESY OF ARTIST
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  • Atmosphere plays the Radicals Stage 9/13 at 6:45 PM.

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

Fri 9/14-Sun 9/16: It’s been a bad year for punks, but Riot Fest has persevered to bring us Run the Jewels, Blondie, Gary Numan, and 85 more acts. Check out our full coverage, which includes profiles of Atmosphere (who invented "Soundcloud rap" before it was ubiquitous) and Incubus, plus more about how the festival is working to correct gender imbalance. 11 AM-10 PM, Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento, $129.98 three-day pass ($249.98 VIP), $49.98 single-day tickets ($99.98 VIP), free for children under five, all-ages

Fri 9/14-Sat 9/15: Former Reader staff writer Julia Thiel showcases and sells her ceramics at Ridman's Coffee (4758 N. Clark)—a two-part event that rounds out this year's Andersonville Arts Week. Friday is the opening reception from 6 to 8 PM; snacks will be provided. On Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM, she'll be on hand to sell her work. Ridman's Coffee, 4758 N. Clark, 773-293-6033, ridmanscoffee.com, free



Fri 9/14-Thu 9/21: Reader critic Ben Sachs gives four stars to the Brazilian fantasy Good Manners, which he says "confounds all expectations" and provides "one of the greatest jolts in recent cinema." Its "wild plot twists speak to the inherent potential of the movies," Sachs contends. In Portuguese with subtitles. Various times, 136 min. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, 312-846-2800, siskelfilmcenter.org, $11

Fri 9/14-Sun 9/16: Court Theatre’s Radio Golf makes a rousing conclusion to August Wilson’s "Century Cycle." Fri 7:30 PM, Sat-Sun 2 and 7:30 PM, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, courttheatre.org, $50-$74, $37.50-$55.50 students

Fri 9/14-Thu 9/27: The Music Box 70mm Film Festival returns to the Music Box Theatre for the fifth year with eight new films, including a brand-new 70mm print of Lawrence of Arabia. For the full schedule visit the festival website. Various times, Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, 773-871-6604, musicboxtheatre.com, $14, $12 students and seniors, $10 kids, $75 festival pass

Fri 9/14-Sat 9/15: "CTA Drawings," an exhibition from Reader contributor Dmitry Samarov, remains open at Firecat Projects (2124 N. Damen). His pieces capture the connection between art and public transportation. 10 AM-4 PM and by appointment, Firecat Projects, 2124 N. Damen, 207-249-9486, firecatprojects.org, free

Fri 9/14-Sat 9/15: Curious Theatre Branch's Jenny Magnus stays behind the scenes of the charmingly absurd (Not) Another Day and, writes the Reader's Justin Hayford, crafts "a fractured, protean, winningly guileless evening quite unlike anything she's created before." 8 PM, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, 773-492-1287, curioustheatrebranch.com, $15 or pay what you can

Sun 9/16: Fearless song and dance troupe Fendika headlines Ethiopia Fest Chicago 2018. "The group [combines] energetic dance routines with azmari vocal numbers on which singers work oblique commentaries upon current events into lyrics," writes the Reader's Bill Meyer. 2 PM, Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood, $5, all-ages

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