Demand Justice by Maxwell Emcays Credit: Courtesy Chicago Park District

Lots of events happening this weekend to celebrate Juneteenth and more. Here’s some things to do in Chicago over the next seven days.


  • Sat 6/19, 1 PM-5 PM: DuSable Museum presents Earth and the Alter, an afternoon-long performance event to celebrate both Juneteenth and the reopening of the museum. The event was curated by artists Sadie Woods and Ben LaMar Gay and includes performances by Angel Bat Dawid and Hieroglyphic Being, avery r. young and de deacon board, and members of the Chicago Sinfonietta. It’s free and takes place outside on DuSable’s north lawn. Masks are required; go to DuSable’s website for more details.
  • Sat 6/19, 1 PM: Harold Washington Cultural Center at 47th and King Drive presents a Juneteenth celebration with performances by M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Blu Rhythm Crew, Broadway in Bronzeville, and the Happiness Club. A grocery giveaway will precede the performances at 11 AM. The event is free and outside in the center’s parking lot; see M.A.D.D. Rhythms’s website for details.
  • From M.A.D.D. Rhythms’s 2020 Juneteenth celebration.