Class Actress

Having hosted the Green Music Fest just two weeks ago, West Town hops right back in the saddle with West Fest, held along Chicago between Damen and Wood on Sat 7/10 and Sun 7/11 from noon till 10 PM each day. The main stage at Chicago and Damen, programmed by the Empty Bottle, has a strong lineup both days: headliner first, the set order is Jonathan Toubin, Fucked Up, Class Actress, Bloodiest, Beach Fossils, and Yawn on Saturday and We Were Promised Jetpacks, Small Black, the Life and Times, Dominique Young Unique, Light Pollution, and Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps on Sunday. The DJ stage at Chicago and Wood features sets by a variety of locals (Derrick Carter, Zebo, John Mork, Striz) both days, and on Saturday the Rapture DJs (members of the New York-based band of the same name) headline. Kid Fest at Wolcott and Rice runs from noon till 6 PM each day and includes its own entertainment stage, with music from the Little Miss Anne Band, Mary Macaroni, the Super Stolie Band, and more. At Pet Fest near Wolcott and Chicago, you can have your dog scrubbed down for $10 at the Doggy Style Pet Shop‘s charity dog wash, which benefits Chicago English Bulldog Rescue and the Tree House Humane Society. Festival admission is a $5 suggested donation. For more info, call 312-850-9390 or visit