5 things to do today: Thursday, October 24
ART & DESIGN
"The American Dream: The (W)holy Grail" Housed in a former bank, this multimedia art exhibition presented by 6018NORTH riffs on ideas of the American Dream reflecting the diversity of Uptown and Edgewater. Artists include Christine Tarkowski, Jason Reblando, LaMont Hamilton, Kirsten Leenaars, Lise Haller Baggesen Ross, Vincent Tiley, Erol Scot Harris II, Macon Reed and others. 1050 W Wilson Ave. 2pm–7pm.
Messing With A Friend Each week, legendary improviser Susan Messing and a different friend segue from scene to scene, creating characters and situations along the way that are weird, wild and wonderful. Annoyance Theatre. 10:30pm. $5.
Zola Jesus We'd definitely recommend Zola Jesus to those who like some despair mixed in with their dancing. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the grim electro-pop outfit's sole member, Nika Roza Danilova, plays in a band (Former Ghosts) with Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart. She'll be joined by composer JG Thrilwell, best known for his musical contributions to the Adult Swim cartoon The Venture Bros. Garfield Park Conservatory. 7pm. $25.
Food Day Chicago Discuss the importance of healthy and sustainably produced food with CPS students, food vendors and residents. There will also be a farmers market and educational activities. Daley Plaza. 7am. Free.
Deborah Lloyd & Brad Goreski personal appearance If you follow celeb stylist (and reality star) Brad Goreski on Instagram, you're probably well aware that he's been doing a lot of work for Kate Spade. So it's a no-brainer that Goreski is joining Kate Spade prez and chief creative officer Deborah Lloyd for a special presentation of the line's holiday collection at Bloomie's. Check out the latest looks, enjoy sips and snacks and, of course, pose for IG photos with the stylist. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-440-4515. Bloomingdale's. 5pm–Thu 7pm.