Freddie Gibbs performs at the Breaks Vol. II on Saturday at Toyota Park. Credit: Sun-Times Media

Beer & Bands for Comfort Station

This fund-raiser for Logan Square arts hub Comfort Station features a diverse bill of live music (Dos Santos, Phoelix, Dim, and Campdogzz) plus beer from Goose Island, cider from Virtue, and hard seltzer from White Claw. See Gossip Wolf for more. Sat 9/8, 4 PM, Illinois Centennial Monument, 2595 N. Milwaukee,, free, beer-garden wristband $25 ($20 in advance), all-ages. 

The Breaks Vol. II

What better way to celebrate the 25th ­anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 ­Chambers) than with a hip-hop festival headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan? The top-shelf bill also includes Freddie Gibbs, Vic Mensa, Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli, and Hurt Everybody. Sat 9/8, noon, Toyota Park, 7000 Harlem Ave., Bridgeview,, $65, all-ages.

Chicago Bears Block Party

This party for fans of football and domestic beer is soundtracked by sets from Atlas ­Genius, Ember Oceans, Bifunkal, Esso, and others. Sat 9/8, noon, Milwaukee between Kedzie and Spaulding,, free, all-ages.


Arts incubator AMFM presents this festival of food, art, and music to raise awareness about grassroots solutions to food deserts. For more details, see Gossip Wolf. Performers include rappers Matt Muse and Solo Sam, indie rockers Avantist, and funk group Tamarie T. & the Elektra Kumpany. Sat 9/8, 1 PM, Douglas Park, Ogden and California, free, all-ages.