Better weather may finally be here—the sun is shining more and the rain is less and less. Pair that with a plethora of fun events happening this month from trivia, to art openings, to music and more. Check out what’s going on and mark your calendars!
June 5 – Aug. 9: Cole’s 10-year anniversary showcase
In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Cole’s Bar is launching a summer-long showcase of comedy, music and theater acts every Wednesday. Former hosts and special guests will be returning to their old stomping ground to guest host the open mic and make appearances. Shows begin each night at 9:30 pm and the first show is tonight with comics Alex Kumin, Sarah Squirm, and special guest. For a full list of event, check out Cole’s website.
Saturday, June 8: I Want to Tell You But I Don’t Know How @ Positive Space Studios, Opening Reception 6-9 p.m.
If you’re looking for an artsy option for June, stop by the opening reception for I Want to Tell You But I Don’t Know How: A Series of Cassettes by Joslyn Vosta. Joslyn has been working in the music industry since her first job as a graphic designer at Victory Records back in 2015. She’s not a musician though, which has given her a fairly unique and sometimes isolating experience. Joslyn has been working on a series of cassettes released as individual non-existent bands that tell short stories about parts of her life that she hasn’t quite built up the courage to say out loud.
Sunday, June 9: – Melodies & Angels: After Fest Blues Party @ Rosa’s Lounge, 9 p.m.
Head to Rosa’s for this 21 and over show featuring Melody Angel to wrap their weekend of music. Young singer-guitarist Melody Angel cites artists as diverse as Prince, Slash, Michael Jackson, and Jimi Hendrix as role models, but her style is already distinctively personal—unlike her flashy predecessors, she conveys powerful emotion through subtlety and nuance rather than pyrotechnics.
Friday, June 14: Pride Party: A Variety Show @ Logan Square Improv , 10 p.m.
Now at their new location (2825 W. Diversey Ave.) come laugh your socks off at this one time only show featuring some of the best improv, standup and sketch comedy from all LGBTQ performers!
Friday, June 21: Carlos Angeles Presentan: Viernes en Logan Square @ Logan Square Improv , 10 p.m.
A monthly showcase for Latinx talent in Chicago’s comedy community. Carlos Angeles (Joelle Mendoza, Rudy Mendoza, Tania Córdova, and Kennedy Baldwin) invites Latinx improv teams and solo acts to perform and then closes out the night with their own improv set! Tickets can be purchased at the door or ahead of time online.
Sunday, June 23: Old Town School of Folk Music Blues Band Showcase and Graduation Bash @ Rosa’s Lounge, 4:30 p.m.
Hear what Old Town School’s performers have been cooking up for the past 7 weeks and hear the Old Town School of Folk Music Band. This performance will feature hours of nonstop music from various performers.
June 28 – 30: Logan Square Arts Festival:
The Logan Square Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of the diversity and vitality of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The festival features two stages of live music, visual art, performance art, dance, food, and drinks, in the heart of Logan Square. This year the festival is celebrating its 11th year with artists such as Hopalong, Speedy Ortiz and The Beths. Enjoy food and drink from your favorite vendors such as Revolution Brewing, The Dill Pickle and Lula Cafe.
Stop by and see LoganSquarist at our festival booth all weekend long.
Check out these events and more on our LoganSquarist calendar!