Queer Art Party, Afrofuturist performance, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and Zine Not Dead

Palmer Square Art Fair and Queer Social Club team up for debut Queer Art Party at Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont). From noon to 5 p.m., the vibe is for queer art, music, food, and community. You will have the opportunity to apply make-up or have your portrait taken. Herbivore Chicago will be on hand providing plant-based comfort food, and local vendors will be plentiful. This event is free, but you must be 21 or older to attend. Check out the Sleeping Villages website for a complete list of suppliers. (MC)

Today is the last day of this year Afrofuturistic weekend, a celebration of black artists creating work that envisions a radically positive future for black people. Elastic Arts (3429 W. Diversey, second floor) is hosting panel discussions, performances and more, and today’s packed schedule includes a video activation by Mahari the cat (5 p.m.), Angel Bat Dawid performance with Youth Leaders in Music (3 p.m.), and performances under Elastic’s AfriClassical Futures banner from olula negra, Julian Otis, Ashanti Owusu-Brafi, Justy and Naydja Bruton (6 p.m.). The events take place during the day from 14:00 to 22:00, and you can view the complete line-up at Elastic website. Admission is $15 (or online at Eventbrite) and Elastic is open to all ages. (SCJ)

Indigenous Peoples Day it became a nationally recognized holiday last year when President Biden signed a presidential proclamation, but celebrating and honoring the lives and contributions of Native Americans should be an everyday occurrence. This year, the Old Town School of Folk Music has teamed up with Sky People Entertainment to create a two-night series of events featuring performances by indigenous artists. Tonight’s kickoff takes place at Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N. Kedzie) and features an eclectic mix of rock, EDM and hip-hop; among the performers is the Canadian Juno award winner DJ Shub, who created an electronic music style he calls PowWowStep, and Chicago-based Phnx.Wav, a vocalist and music producer who fuses R&B, hip-hop and jazz. The evening starts at 18:30 and is open to all ages; tickets are free but reservations are requested through the website of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Tomorrow you can catch a mix of rock, cumbia and folkloric dance with rock and blues band Indigenous, psychedelic cumbia band Chicha Roots with Kichwa Runa dance group and Mexican folkloric dance troupe Galguez Laxá performing with Mexican rock band Dizá (Mon 10/10, 18:30, in Old Town School’s Maurer Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln). (SCJ)

Phnx.Wav collaborated with Chicago hip-hop artist Saint Ripley on this track from 2021. The video was directed by Phillip Christopher.

That’s part 18 Zine is not dead, a live (and alive!) comic book reading event. Tonight’s performers are Eddy Rivera, Annie FishMax Morris, Bridget Bilbo, Bianca Xuniseand Kevin Budnik. They will be reading at the Color Club (4146 N. Elston) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 ($15 in advance), and all ages are welcome. (MC)

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