Enjoy the blues for free
On Friday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd., Illinois Alliance, the Isaac Carothers Youth and Senior Foundation and 29th Ward Ald. Chris Taliaferro will host the 4th Annual Free Blues Fest. The event will feature Sharon Monique, Larry Taylor, Ronnie G. and Marie Levon. Refreshments available.
Take in a back
to school bash
On Saturday, Sept. 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 2216 S. Kedzie, Phenomenal Auto Spa Inc., along with other West Side businesses, will sponsor Back 2 School Bash ’18. Enjoy free food, face painting, games and school supplies.
Learn more about the CPD’s consent decree
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St., state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford will host a community town hall meeting about the Chicago Police consent decree. Maxwell Little will be the co-moderator.