My top 5 picks for this weekend.
When: Friday June 6th, 7pm
Where: Concord Music Hall, 2047 N Milwaukee
Why you may want to attend: The youngest sister of Toni Braxton shines as one of the few vocal artists in an auto-tune dependent Top 40 climate. Reality TV fans will get a glimpse at the voice behind the personality in an intimate venue.
More info: http://www.clubtix.com/tamar-braxton-concord-music-hall-tickets-289085
When: Saturday June 7th, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m and Sunday June 8th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: The Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street
Why you may want to attend: This event will feature the top experts in makeup. Pros from around the country and celebrity makeup artists will be sharing industry advice and makeup application tips. It’s geared toward pros but all are invited.
More info: http://www.themakeupshow.com/makeupshow/CH/
Chicago Food Truck Fest
When: Saturday June 7th, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th Street (Stop by on your way from The Makeup Show, eh?)
Why you may want to attend: Food trucks have been a hot button issue in Chicago over the last couple of years. This is an opportunity to learn which vendors are Loop lunch break worthy. Plus, there will be live music!
More info: http://www.chgofoodtruckfest.com/
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival 2014
When: Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: On N. Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe
Why you may want to attend: Because it’s a cover band festival with great greasy food, drinks, and handmade artwork. Sixteen Candles (Saturday) and Trippin Billies (Sunday) are headlining.
When: Friday June 6th, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th, Noon- 10 p.m.
Where: The intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Irving Park Road, and Damen Avenue
Why you may want to attend: Ribfest Chicago is definitely the city’s second favorite ribfest – Naperville still holds the #1 title for most folks. But Ribfest Chicago was voted best food festival in the city by the Chicago Reader twice. ChicagoTraveler.com considers it a must-see. Live music and a Kid’s Square round out the event.
More info: http://www.ribfest-chicago.com/