Dia de Muertos Celebration, Shape Shifter Night Market, Cat Movies and Starcrawler


Pilsen SGA Youth and Family Services organization hosts annual meeting Dia de Muertos parade and celebration this afternoon at Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton), celebrating the life and honoring the memory of community members and loved ones who have passed away. The event has been running for 43 years, making it the oldest free Dia de Muertos celebration in the city. It is family friendly and activities such as face painting, performances by local artists and a community procession will be offered from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear Dia de Muertos-inspired clothing and bring their own “ofrenda mobile”; hot chocolate and pan de muerto will be served. (SCJ)

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the group of LGBTQ+ artists Shapeshifting Studios hosts a nightly market at the Meeting House Tavern in Andersonville (5025 N. Clark), bringing together local makers and artists to sell while enjoying a live musical performance by Flunkie. Participating sellers include CandleTit (which creates molded candles in the style of human chests to celebrate the diversity of bodies across the gender spectrum) and Sideboard Stitch (which offers hand embroidery and grass-filled cat toys purchase). Head over to Shape Shifter’s Instagram for more. (SCJ)

Can’t get enough of that feline stuff? The New York Cat Film Festival 2022-2023 compilation presentation of short films featuring cats visits Landmark’s Century Center Cinema (2828 N. Clark) for a one-night-only screening. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets ($16.80) are available on the theater’s website. (SCJ)

starcrawler Headlines Schubas (3159 N. Southport) tonight at 7:30 p.m. If you’re a fan of trashy glamor and classic rock ‘n’ roll, they’re worth checking out. The band hails from the same LA scene as Surfbort, and everything about their sound screams seventies. What makes them unique is singer Arrow de Wilde’s talent for wiggling her skinny limbs in a way that oscillates between vulnerability and invincibility. She’s like the corpse of decomposing blond glamor who came to cause an earthquake; it is the music that awakens it, and for this reason Starcrawler is best known live. Scarlet Demore opens. This all-ages show is currently sold out, but check the venue’s website to see if tickets open before showtime. (MC)