Memorial Day Parade and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend


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  • Don’t miss the annual Chicago Memorial Day Parade on 05/28.

There are plenty of shows, movies, and concerts taking place this weekend, including Memorial Day. Here are some of our recommendations:

Fri 05/25: THE legend of rap DJ Quik found new inspiration in their old playground in Compton last year Rosecrans, a collaboration with rapper-producer Problem. 8:00 p.m., Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore, $ 35- $ 125, all ages

Fri 05/25-Sat 05/26: Maggie’s Book follows an epic quest to preserve Armageddon. 7:30 p.m., Nox Arca Theater, 4001 N. Ravenswood, deathandpretzels.com, $ 18, $ 15 students

Fri 05/25-Mon 05/28: that of Paul Schrader First reformed, along with Ethan Hawke, finds pride at the root of despair. Various times, various prices

Fri 05/25-Sun 05/27: The Laramie project marks an important moment in the struggle for LGBTQ rights in America. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard, 312-487-1657, aleatorictheatre.com, $ 20

Fri 05/25: native of chicago Max Clarke unfolds the darkness in its joyful melodies on Cut Worms’ debut feature. 9 p.m., Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, $ 20, $ 18 in advance, 18+

Sat 5/26-Sun 5/27: Go out and sample craft beer at the Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine) and the Begyle Brewing Company (1800 W. Cuyler). They participate this year in Mayfestiversary, one of the many unofficial summer launch events. 11 a.m., suggested donation of $ 5

Sat 5/26: Sen Morimoto expands and brightens the nooks and crannies of Chicago hip-hop with Cannonball! 8:30 p.m., empty bottle, 1035 N. Western, $ 10, $ 8 in advance

Sat 5/26: For guitarist Windy Rodio, the blues is just a snap. 9:30 p.m., Smoke Daddy, 3636 N. Clark, free, all ages

Sun 5/27: Flip cars the bird at Cycling in the car, an opportunity to make LSD without a hitch. The section between Bryn Mawr and the Hyde Park Science and Industry Museum will be closed. 5:30 to 10:15 a.m., $ 66

Mon 05/28: Chicago Annual Memorial Day Parade pays tribute to the fallen men and women who defended our country. The wreath laying ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Noon, North Lake State in Van Buren, free

Mon 05/28: Electronic improviser Bonnie jones showcases the community in its abstract sound practice. 7:30 p.m., Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood, $ 10, $ 8 students and members, all ages

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