Chicago Events: Weekend Wrap for Friday April 23 through Sunday, April 25.

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Learn about some of Chicago’s legendary musicians at the DuSable Museum.

                                                                     FRIDAY, APRIL 23.

A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY at the DuSable Museum of African American History.
A traveling exhibition, “The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History,”  sheds light on one of the most controversial groups of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit features 48 original photographs taken by Black Panther photographer Stephen Shames.   The exhibition will also highlight numerous historic Black Panther artifacts from private collections.  

The DuSable Museum is the first and oldest institution of its kind in the country, celebrating its 49th year.  While at the museum explore the other exhibits including “The Soul of Bronzeville: The Regal, Club DeLisa and The Blues” where you’ll learn fascinating facts about the history of the blues in Chicago and the legends that were created.  740 E. 56th Pl.  773 947 0600. Free parking on the museum’s campus. (see Sunday events for a panel discussion).


Get your “class on” at a free classical concert with six of Chicago’s finest musicians performing Brahms “Liebeslieder Waltzes” at Fourth Presbyterian Church. 12:10p.m., Open to the public. 126 E. Chestnut St.

                                                                             SATURDAY, APRIL 24.


Take a walk/run in and around beautiful Humboldt Park on a well marked course leading to the Green Living Expo at the finish line.  Race Day registration: Adults, $35 or $30 if you bring an old cell phone; ages, 11 to 17, $20; kids 10 and under, free. Registration, 7a.m.; Race, 8a.m.  Humboldt Park/Logan Square, 1400 N. Sacramento Avenue.


Take a Chicago Neighborhood Tour of the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhood.  The tour will travel through lakefront vistas, the streets of Kenwood past homes of many famous people who live or have lived there including the home of the Barack Obama family.  It will continue through Hyde Park’s Art Deco-style structures, the University of Chicago campus and inside the world-famous Oriental Institute Museum and more.  $30 adults; $25 children, students and seniors.  10a.m. to 2:30p.m (312) 742 1190 or

                                                                                  SUNDAY, APRIL 25.

The SUNDAY SALON SERIES delivers a special treat.

As part of the Chicago Early Music Festival, “Trio Settecento” featuring Rachel Barton Pine, John Mark Rozendaal, and David Schrader will perform at free concert at the Chicago Cultural Center. 3p.m., Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312 744 6630.


Finding solutions to the needless violence and killings in Chicago will be explored by a panel of experts in today’s lecture series, “Seeking Safe Passage” at the DuSable Museum.  The panel will be moderated by WVON host Cliff Kelly with panelists including Chicago School Superintendent Ron Huberman who will seek to find answers to the on-going problems. 2p.m. to 4p.m. Free event, rsvp at 312 222 3650 or online at Free parking on museum’s campus.  740 E. 56th Pl.

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