- Dee Alexander
Looking for something to do today? Agenda‘s got you covered.
When artist Jonathan Burden turned 36, he challenged himself to draw a new work every day for a year. Tonight at the 365 Drawings Showcase he’ll display—you guessed it—365 original pieces. Live a year through Burden’s eyes with live tunes from local rockers Le Tour and Spike and the Sweet Spots at the Empty Bottle.
Satisfy your arts and beer craving with more than 100 art exhibits, beer garden, live music, fashion shows, and a performing arts stage at the second annual Edgewater Fall Arts Fair located at Granville between Broadway and Kenmore. Presented by Gino’s North, the fair offers a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy, from a pet costume contest, to performances by Parkwest Strings and Children’s Music Talent Showcase. Also on display, local art vendors’ original photography, paintings, pottery, and glasswork.
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival represents a modern twist on classical jazz, transforming the south side neighborhood into a musical extravaganza. This year at the eighth annual gathering, out-of-town headliners will perform including tenor saxophonists Houston Person, Dee Alexander, Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles, and pianist Craig Taborn. But let’s not forget about the local talent; 35 Chicago performers who regularly play around town will also be jamming out.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader‘s daily Agenda page.