This week starts with a food truck festival on Tuesday, includes outdoor movies, concerts and picnics and ends with the World Arts + Music festival on Saturday and Sunday and most of the events are free. Check out the options:
The Food Truck Festival starts at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Brummel Park on Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave., followed by the Starlight Concerts in the Park featuring the South Boulevard Band bringing classic R & B and rockin’ soul tunes at 7 p.m.
Wednesday brings two events at Northwestern’s Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive: For lunch enjoy classic Chicago blues, mixed with swing and rock and roll, brought by Morry Sochat and the Special 20’s at Lunch on the Lake. The watermelon and picnic pads are free. Lunch is available for $10-11.
Come back to Norris at 8 p.m. for a showing of Babe, a classic film about a pig raised by sheepdogs. A balloonist will be present to help entertain the kids.
Fountain Square will be jumping on Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. with jazz, classic oldies and Motown from The Joyce Renee Band as part of the Thursday Night Live Concert Series.
The Lone Bellow with Skyway Man will be presented by Space and Temperance on Friday at Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28.
Saturday is the first day of the World Arts + Music Festival. This free event features art from an abundance of countries, family craft activities, international cuisine and live music and dance performances. Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues at the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon in Dawes Park and Centennial Park. The festival runs from noon until 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Finish out Saturday night with hip hop by Slick Rick with The Cool Kids presented by SPACE and Temperance at Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.