This Week in Chicago: culture and art flourish

This weekend there will be a plethora of cultural exchange occurring throughout the city. You can take a cultrual trip to more than 20 countries through food in Hyde Park or sip wine on Lincoln Avenue. You can view pop-art at the mueseum or rock out to bands at some the festivals throughout the city. When you live in a city like Chicago the possiblities are endless. Check out a few things going on this weekend below. 

Bantu Fest

A celebration of cultural exchange and diversity will be brought to Chicago. Bantu Festival will be held at the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park on Saturday. There will be live musical performances from artist with roots in Haiti, Jamaica, Belize and more. The festival will bring people together from more than 20 countries for a cultural exchange of food, music and art.

Wicker Park Fest

The much anticipated Wicker Park Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday. It will host over 40 bands on three stages, feature local food and provide family activities for everyone. This festival celebrates the history and vitality of the Wicker Park neighborhood.

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

The annual Wrightwood Neighbor Association will be holding its annual Taste of Lincoln Avenue event this Saturday and Sunday.  Performace will include the Led Zeppelin Experience, School of Rock and many other performers. There will also be a wine tasting held both days.

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Known for his collaborations with Kanye West and Louis Vuitton, Takashi Murakami’s The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg collection is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art. His works incorporate characters, scenarios and an intricate storyline.