CHICAGO — Riot Fest begins Friday at Douglass Park as part of an event-packed weekend in Chicago. You can celebrate fall, Mexican independence, attend several neighborhood art exhibits, and much more.

Still planning your weekend? Here’s a roundup of festivals, shows and more:

Friday Sunday

Douglass Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive

The massive music festival will feature My Chemical Romance, the Misfits, Nine Inch Nails and more. The complete music festival program is available on the Riot Fest website.

Tickets are available on line.

5pm-10pm Friday, 12pm-10pm Saturday

Block 6100 of the North Highway

This fall festival is a family event by day and a music festival by night. There will be food trucks, games and activities, shows and local businesses. It’s also a fundraising event by the Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce, and there’s a suggested $5 donation upon admission.

2pm-8pm Saturday

Third Place Chicago, 4651 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Photographs, paintings and multimedia works by local artists will be on display and for purchase at this pop-up art exhibition.

11am-6pm Sunday

Lawndale pop-up spot, 1408 S. Central Park Ave.

This free Afrofuturism-centric event will include a parade, face painting, costume making, mask making and more. A parade begins at 12:30 p.m., descending Central Park Avenue, from Douglas Boulevard to Ogden Avenue. There will also be a festival with food, music, arts and crafts, games and more.

6-9 p.m. Friday

Bronzeville Cellar, 4420 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Stop by for the chance to hear “the real stories we live every day” from unrehearsed, non-professional storytellers. Doors open and registration begins at 6 p.m. Storytelling begins at 7 p.m.

7-9 p.m. Friday

Tacotlan, 4312 W. Fullerton Ave.

BYOB and enjoy a night of food and live mariachi music in Tacotlán to celebrate Mexico’s independence.

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The eighth edition of the Edgewater Arts Festival returns this weekend to Granville and Broadway.

11am-7pm Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday

Granville Avenue and Broadway

Twenty vendor artists will showcase their work at the event. There will also be bands paying tribute to Pearl Jam and Paul McCartney, and a children’s activity zone with School of Rock.

10am-8pm Saturday

Madison Street between Morgan Street and Racine Avenue

The block party, hosted by the West Central Association, will feature musicians, entertainers, kid-friendly games, neighborhood bingo and free fitness classes throughout the day. Businesses along the corridor will offer deals and activities, according to the West Central Association.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday

Time Out Market Chicago, 916 W. Fulton Market

Celebrate Mexican independence with acoustic performances at Time Out Market. Free entry.

11am-10pm from Friday to Sunday

233 E.Riverwalk

It is the first of three Oktoberfest weekend celebrations. This three-day weekend celebration on the Riverwalk will feature live music, sausages, cider, pretzels, beer and more.

10-11:30 p.m. Friday

Bughouse Theatre, 1910 W. Irving Road

This variety showcase features some of Chicago’s best stand-up and improv comedians. Performance artist Chris Fair will also bring his designs to life with voice acting, sound effects and laser reactive technology on specialized glow-in-the-dark fabric.

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Twelve local restaurants have come up with their best taco recipes for this weekend’s festival.

11am-10pm from Saturday to Sunday

Southport Avenue between Addison and Roscoe streets

Visitors can try stuffed tacos with a range of meats and vegetarian options at local restaurants. People can text to vote for the festival’s “Best Taco” award.

The festival will also feature beer and taco pairings, two live music stages, Mexican wrestling demonstrations, kids’ activities and more.

5-8 p.m. Friday

Joe’s on Weed Street, 940 W. Weed St.

Sip sangrias, paint, listen to live music and more at this pop-up event hosted by Sangria Festival Chicago. Tickets starting at $20 are available on line.

12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This free event features thousands of vendor records, as well as a Cafe Tola food truck.

8:30 p.m. Saturday-1 a.m. Sunday

Latin street music and dance, 600 W. Roosevelt St.

This event focuses on Cuban dance and music. Tickets are $10 on line or $15 at the door.

7-10 p.m. Friday

Laughter Factory, 3175 N. Broadway

Open Books & Laugh will feature performances from some of the city’s top comedians to help support literacy in Chicago. General admission tickets start at $35 in advance online here and $40 at the door. Proceeds will be used to fund Open Books’ literacy and book access programs.

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The Beverly Art Walk kicks off Saturday.

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday

Contemporary Alliance, 2411 W. 105th St.

This free, family-friendly event features 150 artists and an Uprising Craft Market. There will be street paintings, a food court, live public art activations and more.

4-7 p.m. Saturday

Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St.

Try more than a dozen different martinis on this 3-hour tasting from River North. Tickets are available from $49 online here.

2-6 p.m. Saturday

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St.

This premier annual event features food, games, crafts, animal tours and more. It is hosted by the Chicago Institute for Fetal Health and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in honor of their patients and families.

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