5 things to do today: Sunday, June 9
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Tour The 20th anniversary tour of D.C.'s Holocaust Museum stops in Chicago to honor area Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans. The day of events features rare films and historic footage, the opportunity for survivors and their families to consult with researchers, and workshops and panel discussions on topics including "What if Hitler had access to the Internet?" (We're guessing he would've been a serious troll.) Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. 10am–5pm.
Printers Row Lit Fest It's back: the annual bookstravaganza on the storied streets of Printers Row. Authors from around the country participate in readings and panel discussions, and a slew of publishers and bookstores hawk their wares—everything from rare books and signed first editions to the latest releases from local indie presses. Prominent guests include graphic novelist/cartoonist Art Spielgelman, young adult author Judy Blume (be still, my 11-year-old heart), Colum McCann, Julia Sweeney and more. Printers Row. 10am–6pm.
Speakeasy Sunday Mixing cool jazz and steamy burlesque, Michelle L'amour and her Chicago starlets tease away your Sunday night in between swinging sets from Ben Tatar and his L'amourchestra. Everleigh Social Club. 7pm. $5, go to everleighsocialclub.com for more info.
Chicago Blues Festival 2013 Shemekia Copeland kicks off the 30th iteration of Blues Fest, expanded back to four days with a theme, "Rollin' Up the River." The body of water, natch, is the Mississippi, and the lineup traces the music migration from the delta to Chicago. Which is a long way of saying "the blues." James Cotton headlines in the Music Shell. Grant Park. 11am–9:30pm.
Bellwether This city can't get enough shopping-and-food-and-booze bashes, and the newest of the bunch seems poised to be a big hit. Produced by the same folks who put on Vintage Bazaar and Renegade Craft Fair, Bellwether promises furniture, home goods, artwork, vintage finds and records, along with beer from Revolution Brewing, wine from Oliver Winery, cocktails from Death's Door, and fare from food trucks and artisanal producers. Learn how to make a terrarium with Logan Square flower shop Fleur, and catch live performances from Tortoise’s Jeff Parker, the Paulina Hollers, Abraham Levitan, Ami Saraiya and the Outcome, Black Bear Combo and the Low Down Brass Band, plus DJ sets by Damon Locks, Tony Sarabia, Peter Margasak, Reckless Records and more. There's Adventure Sandwich for the kids and a "drunken spelling bee" for the adults. Hideout. Noon–8pm.