7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ravinia; $22-$65
The picnic parade's in full swing over on the Ravinia lawn, with 73-years-young Buddy Guy ditching his famed purple suit and the glass of cognac he so adores at his club for a leisure get-up. Buddy loves a good special guest appearance, and he just may pop into openers JJ Grey & Mofro's set to amp up their Jacksonville, Fla., funk-swamp treatment.
Just For Laughs Chicago
Through Saturday at various locations; get tickets here
The five-day comedy show, sponsored by TBS, is back for more. This year's fest includes appearances from Aziz Ansari (Thursday at the Vic Theatre), Rob Corddry (Thursday at Park West), Cedric the Entertainer (Friday at Chicago Theatre), Patton Oswalt (Saturday at the Vic), Russell Peters (Saturday at the Rosemont Theatre), as well as a reunion of the 1979 Second City class featuring George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky (Thursday at Second City).
Bronzeville Cultural Festival
Thursday-Saturday at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema; free
Screenings of films about African-American issues, or those made by African-Americans, which go above and beyond the stereotypical depictions found in many mainstream movies. If you prefer words to images, there's also a book fair, writer's workshops, and other literary-minded events.
Naked Girls Reading: Fang Fiction
7 p.m. Friday at Studio L'Amour; $20
If the sexual tension in the Twilight books/movies is too much for you to take, cut to the chase with this special reading from our favorite literary nudes. In addition to Twilight, the girls will read from Dracula, Nosferatu and more, all in the buff.
Highland Games and Scottish Festival
Saturday and Sunday at 31st & York Rd., Oak Brook; $10-$15 per day
The Illinois Saint Andrew Society puts on this annual festival, which features all the traditions of Scotland in one compact package: bagpipes, rugby, Scotch, Haggis, dancing and more. Take part in competitions like a Haggis Hurling Contest and Knobbly Knees Kilt Contest. And don't forget about the Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee), a traditional celebration of Celtic music and dance.