5 Things to Do This Weekend: Apple Fest, Shedd Aquarium House Party

5 Things to Do This Weekend: Apple Fest, Shedd Aquarium House Party

Beverly Art Walk. (Courtesy of Beverly Area Arts Alliance)

1. Stroll

The Beverly Art Walk is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 200 artists exhibiting work in studios, shops, bars, galleries and vacant storefronts throughout the neighborhood. Expect live music, artist demonstrations, dance performances and a youth art installation.

Details: noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Locations vary in the Beverly neighborhood. Free / Map

Looking for more events? The Hyde Park Jazz Festival and Naperville Irish Fest return this weekend. Check out those and more in our 2023 Chicago Festival Guide.

2. Screen

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival returns with in-person and online screenings of 42 feature films and 12 short film programs. In all, 25 countries are represented at what is the world’s second-longest running LGBTQ+ film festival. The festivities kick off at Music Box Theatre, with additional screenings at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema and Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse Cinema.

Details: Showtimes and locations vary Thursday to Oct. 8. Tickets start at $10

3. Applaud

Local talent is on display at Chicago Live!, which Navy Pier is billing as the Midwest’s largest free performing arts festival. Watch more than 80 artists and organizations perform across three stages. You’ll see everything from acting and improv to music and dance.

Details: noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Free / MAP

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4. Delight

The 32nd annual Apple Fest promises a cornucopia of apple treats — from apple popcorn and caramel apples to hard apple cider and apple dumplings. Try your hand at apple bobbing or enter an apple pie-eating contest. A carnival, live music and a kid’s entertainment stage round it out.

Details: noon-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday in downtown Long Grove, 145 Old McHenry Road in Long Grove. $5 per day or $10 for a three-day pass; kids 12 and under are free / MAP

5. Groove

Head to Shedd Aquarium this weekend for the final Shedd House Party. Explore the aquarium after hours while DJs spin house music at the 21+ event.

Details: 6-10 p.m. Friday at Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive. $14.95 members; $19.95 Chicago residents; $39.95 non-residents / MAP

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Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Send us an email.

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