Riot Fest might be taking over town for the weekend, but there’s still plenty to do, and most of these activities are a whole lot quieter than the riotous fest.
Festival favorite at Music Box
“Columbus” has been one of the darlings of the film festival circuit this year, and it’s also been playing at Music Box Theatre for the last week. If you want to see it, Thursday is your last chance, with shows at 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The critically acclaimed drama hits close to home, literally, telling the story of a man who leaves Korea for a return to his Midwestern home in Columbus, Ind., to see his hospitalized, dying father and winds up connecting with a local woman over his dad’s death and her dreams. Tickets: $11 at musicboxtheatre.com.
Retro rummaging, all about Chicago
Fashion show from creator of Chano’s overalls
Let’s be honest: we’ve all noticed the overalls Chance the Rapper has been rocking occasionally, and we’re all jealous. It’s OK to admit it. Where did he get them? In true Chano fashion, the overalls came from another local, fashion designer Sheila Rashid, whose unisex brand includes the Rapper’s chic overalls. This weekend, you can see Rashid launch her full “Made and Delivered” collection—overalls included—at a fashion show 7 p.m. Friday at The Annex (1620 W. Chicago Ave.). The free show includes sounds spun by Chante’ Linwood, and champagne will be served. RSVP at sheilarashid.com.
Art on Pier-ade
Chef Gabriele Bonci is something of a singular savant when it comes to pizza. Italian Vogue dubbed him “the Michelangelo of pizza,” which comes pretty close to capturing Bonci’s stature when it comes to these pies. The Roman pizza maker recently blessed the West Loop with one of his signature pizzerias, and, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, he’ll be at SoHo House (113 N. Green St.) for a pizza-making party. The pizza is on the house, but bring money for sides and drinks. RSVP to EDNChicago@sohohouse.com.