Best weekend events in Chicago
Do Division Street Fest: Ariel Pink + Gaslamp Killer + Torche + Jeff the Brotherhood and more Shopping is merely one diversion at what is perhaps the city's most popular see-and-be-seen sidewalk sale. The vendors' wares along Division Street are rivaled only by the excess of street-side eye candy—other pretty, young things who bring their sartorial A-game. Lo-fi pop weirdo Ariel Pink surprised us, abandoning some of his kitschy puke-tactics on last year's rather lovely Mature Themes. Sure, there are still songs about schnitzel and pink slime, but the soft-porn soft-rock shows him growing remarkably in craft. Live, however, he still might jump into the crowd and lick your face. Trippy turntablist Gaslamp Killer hangs in the corners of beatdom with DJ Shadow and Flying Lotus. Also on tap for the fair: the stoner metal of Torche and the beer-guzzlin' Camaro rock of Jeff the Brotherhood. Division St between Damen Ave and Leavitt St. Noon.
Fashion in the Street 2013 This fashion maven's wet dream lands in Chicago once again to showcase dozens of Chicago clothing and jewelry designers and boutiques, each equipped with fitting rooms, mirrors and racks. Grab a spot for headline fashion shows featuring Borris Powell and Akira, with music from Ghosthouse, Hey Champ, Marbin, Kysia Live, VJ Bobo, DJ Pullano, Johnny Nonstop, DJ AppleJackz, electro-violinist Edith Yokley, pianist Ani Gogova and cellist Ian Makin. Wear your best to the official after parties following each evening's festivities. Participating boutiques include Akira, Beyond Boutique, Blair Chic Boutique, Carloine Borucki, Cuvvet, E.Kaye Cove, Echelon for Women, Gabrielle Zwick Designs, GIDI, Ink & Spool, Just Class Jewelry, Langford Market, Next Fashion Studio, Ready To Stare, Rehab'd Vintage Boutique, Re-Stock Shop, St. Frimpong, vINTAGE rEVIVAL and Zoey Chic. Dearborn Station. Noon–10pm. Suggested donation $5.