Are you ready to watch snark-accompanied football, eat free barbecue, hit up the World Music Festival, and drink with ghosts? Here’s some of the best events we recommend for this weekend:
9/8: Bravely follow Reggie’s (2105 S. State) into the double digits: the music venue celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a whole bunch of free barbecue, plus sets from AC/DC tribute band Black Angus, Mr. Blotto, and Deuce Funk Monsters. 5-9 PM, free
9/8: Opening tonight at Rotofugi Gallery (2780 N. Lincoln), painter Scott Listfield’s solo show “Pew Pew Pew” depicts astronauts inside video games and other pop culture memorabilia; one piece has a spaceman staring longingly at a Super Mario Bros. question-mark block. Opening reception: 7-10 PM, free
9/9: Spooooooooky spirits abound on the semiweekly Nightly Spirits Ghost Tour, which stops at “haunted” Chicago bars—including the Red Lion Pub (the tour’s starting point, 2446 N. Lincoln), Tavern 57 (1059 W. Wrightwood), and Lincoln Station (2432 N. Lincoln). If you see ghosts, who ya gonna call? Uber, I guess. 8:30 PM, $25
9/9: Iranian-American comic Max Amini stops by the Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N. Southport) with jokes about the people living in war-torn countries who just want to live their lives and laugh. Tonight’s the only chance to check out this rising star. 8 PM, $42.50-$67
9/10: Improvisers provide Mystery Science Theater 3000-style color commentary over Sunday football games at Emporium Arcade Bar’s Sunday Funday Football Luau (2363 N. Milwaukee). Not the best place to be if you want to pay attention to the game itself, but good fun nonetheless. 3 PM, free
9/10: Postcards weren’t accessible to the general public until 1903, when Kodak introduced a camera capable of taking bite-size images. In “Greetings From Logan Square,” Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee) displays postcards depicting the neighborhood from then till the end of the 20th century. noon-3 PM, free
For more things to do this weekend—and —check out our Agenda page.