Things to do around Chicago: Phish, a street art tour and Open House Chicago

This weekend, concerts by Phish and the Legends of Hip Hop, Sandra Cisneros at the Humanities Festival and your annual chance to see inside some Chicago landmarks.

This outdoor walking tour takes in Chicago’s street art scene, starting in Wicker Park near the Damen CTA station, heading to the 606 trail and ending up in Logan Square, about two hours and two miles in all.


Tours Fridays through Mondays at 1649 N Damen Ave.; tickets $35 at

Perfect live music for October. Simonetti is the Italian composer of some of the most noted scores in horror film, including for “Suspiria” and “Dawn of the Dead.” His band Goblins will perform the live score to Dario Argento’s 1985 Italian horror film “Demons,” set to a screening of the movie, along with some original Goblin material.


7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.; tickets $25-$30 at

The jam band at the top of the genre keeps on touring. With lead Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, drummer Jon Fishman and keyboardist Page McConnell, they’re playing three nights in Chicago as part of their fall tour.

7:30 Oct. 13-15 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.; tickets from $78.65 at

Trey Anastasio of Phish performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 14, 2019, in Manchester, Tennessee.

The Chicago Architecture Center’s free annual October event grants access to all kinds of sites across Chicago, this fall across 20-plus neighborhoods. Your chance to visit Open House favorites — such as the Pullman House Museum and Riviera Theater — and buildings rarely open to the public, like the Edgewater Beach Apartments and The Forum in Bronzeville. Also the National Cambodian Heritage Museum in Lincoln Square and Walt Disney’s birth house in Hermosa.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and multiple venues; free, more information at

The Chicago-born author’s event for the Chicago Humanities Festival centers on her return to poetry and her new book “Woman Without Shame.” Her presentation is titled “On Being a Mexican Woman and Searching for Home.”

11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive; more information at

Very weather-dependent, this one, but the Adler Planetarium is hosting a free Museum Campus event Saturday to help you watch the partial solar eclipse. Telescopes fitted with solar filters will be set up around the museum grounds, solar viewers will be given out as supplies last and Adler staff and volunteers will be on hand. Assuming no rain and clouds, the eclipse will be visible beginning at 10:37 a.m. in the Chicago area.


Oct. 14 at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive; more information at

CeeLo Green of Goodie Mob performs onstage during ATL Hip-Hop Hop 50 concert: Yesterday, Today And (404)-Ever at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on August 13, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The musical tour with a lineup including Juvenile, 8Ball & MJG, Goodie Mob, Scarface, Bun B, DJ Quik and Tha Dogg Pound is on the UIC campus.

8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.; tickets from $59 at

The Chicago-born comic actor and Second City alum known for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and a deep roster of other roles is doing standup in Rosemont for one night only next week.

7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Zanies Rosemont, 5437 Park Place; tickets $35 (ages 21+) at

A brand new haunted house walk-through experience with a nature theme and story (“a grieving botanist’s desperate quest for resurrection”), plus audio narration and art installations. It’s all-ages when it first opens in the evening, then becomes ages 18+ after dark at 7:15 p.m.


6 p.m. to midnight on select dates Oct. 13-31 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.; tickets from $42 at

This is the opening weekend for the biggest film event on Chicago’s movie-going calendar. Aside from “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” of course.

Through Oct. 22 in multiple theaters; main venue is AMC NewCity 14, 1500 N. Clybourn Ave. A complete schedule, tickets and all venue locations at

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