Here are a few of our suggestions for how to spend your day on Friday 4/20, the holiest of holy days in cannabis culture.
Don’t Kid Yourself: Drugs Are Bad This sketch comedy show finds inspiration in stories from the performers’ childhoods. “Drugs are bad” is the timely theme this month. 7:30-10:30 PM, Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee, 773-697-8066, volumesbooks.com, free
Four Twenty Extrava-Ganja The Herbal Care Center opens its doors to existing and potential medicinal cannabis patients. Product sales and referral bonuses apply all weekend long, and on 4/20 itself, anyone who shows up with a completed application receives free fingerprinting and photo services. Complimentary massages keep spirits high. Noon-6 PM, the Herbal Care Center, 1301 S. Western, 773-724-4200, theherbalcarecenter.com, free
Lucy Lux Canna Kitchen Chef Lucy Lux serves multiple courses and cocktails, all infused with THC. Miscellaneous edibles available for purchase. For tickets, visit tickettailor.com/events/lucyluxcannakitchen. 4:30-10:30 PM, location TBA, $75.
MOCA Special 420 Performance Modern Cannabis Dispensary (MOCA) rewards its patients with two days of concerts. Hip-hop artist Mick Jenkins takes the stage alongside DJ Green Sllime. 8 PM, Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee, 773-697-7922, emporiumchicago.com, $5.
Sam Tallent This Colorado comic jokes about crazy Uber drivers and unfortunate tattoos. He’s been featured in the Cannabist and Vice. 8 and 11:30 PM, and Sat 4/21, 7:30 and 11 PM, the Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 312-836-0499, comedybarchicago.com, $20.
Tweakfest Avery Brewing Company is celebrating 4/20 by pairing its Imperial coffee stout, Tweak, with free brownies. 4:20 PM, Bangers & Lace, 1670 W. Division, 773-252-6499, bangersandlacechicago.com, free.
Waldos Forever Fest! Spend the day dancing to live music, munching from food trucks, and learning cannabis-friendly facts—like why 4/20 is significant to weed culture. Presented by Do312 and 1833. 10 AM-9 PM, W. Ainslie at N. Clark, free.