Talking Smack: Colorsmacked! 5K at Chicagoland Speedway
Get blasted with brightly colored powder from color canons as you race around the track for charity.
Meet and greet: Stick around after the race to mingle, dance, and show off the freshly painted canvas that is your clothes.
Sat 9a. Chicagoland Speedway, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet (877-462-7979). $50-60 here.
Nearby: Truth; Thayer’s 158 North; Boz Hot Dogs
Gone Gongin: The Gong Show at 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret
Before American Idol, there was the hit ‘70s show The Gong Show, now being recreated on stage for one night only.
Talent seeker: Bring your amateur talents onto the stage, but once a judge bangs the gong you’re out of the contest.
Sat 8p. 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret, 3160 N. Clark St., Lakeview (773-951-4268). $10 here.
Nearby: Nano Sushi; Jack’s on Halsted; Ann Sather
Over the Moon: Southside of the Moon at Lacuna Studios
Chicago’s top muralists and graffiti artists create new works under themes relating to Pink Floyd opus Dark Side of the Moon.
Setlist: DJs soundtrack the live painting as you sip complimentary signature cocktails.
Fri 7-10p. Lacuna Artists Loft Studios, 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Pilsen. Free; RSVP here.
Nearby: Skylark; May Street Café; Reggie’s Rock Club
Quiet Riot: Third Coast Filmless Festival at Old Town School of Folk
Gather in the dark to hear themed screenings of audio documentaries from the nation’s leading podcast creators.
In theme: Themes range from bees to Australia to nudity, alongside producer Q&As, workshops, and awards.
Sat-Sun 10a-9p. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Square. (773-728-6000). $12-200 here.
Nearby: Daily Bar & Grill; Tank Sushi; Bistro Campagne