Weekend: Time to Get Arty

Plus: Bucktown Arts Fest, house music, fashion fest and antiquing


CULTURAL AWARENESS: Get your culture on all weekend long at the Bucktown Arts Fest , a neighborhood celebration of the arts. The festival at Senior Citzen's Memorial Park, showcases close to 200 participating artists, along with a number of musicians, dancers and poets. Proceeds from the free fest support arts and community programming in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods. SAT & SUN, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2300 N. Oakley Ave, FREE

FASHION FORWARD: Wicker Park is the spot for music, fashion and cocktails Saturday as Moonshine and M. Go Fashion present the Mo' Rockin Fashion Fest. The all-day party transforms the roadhouse-style bar into a fashion paradise, with 20 booths featuring local designers, salons and boutiques, plus fashion shows at 1 p.m. and another in the evening. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., 1824 W. Division St.

ANTIQUING: Shop for antiques, vintage collectibles and indie designer apparel from more than 200 dealers at the Randolph Street Market Festival this weekend. The 7th annual fair also features food and beer vendors and mini-markets stocked with rare vinyl recordings, global goods and fancy foods. SAT & SUN 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1340 W Washington, $9 in advance

HOUSE MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONG: Chicago is house music and house music is DJ Frankie Knuckles. Check out a legend in action when Crimson Lounge brings back its resident DJ and Grammy-award winner on Saturday. See for yourself why he's been inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. All proceeds benefit AIDSCare Progressive Services. 9 p.m., 333 North Dearborn St, $10

BUNNIES ON PARADE: Playboy and "art" don't typically go hand-in-hand -- in the traditional sense -- but the skin masters have partnered with Rotofugi Gallery to showcase a new art exhibit "Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny." The exhibit launches Friday night and features 33 emerging and established artists who have reinterpreted the iconic Playboy Bunny, all party of Playboy's year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Playboy Bunny and Playboy Clubs. Tonight is the grand opening party, and if you keep you're eyes peeled, you'll be able to spot a live bunny. 7-10 p.m., 2780 N. Lincoln Ave, NO COVER through Sept. 13

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