It’s that time of year again. The grills are out on the porches; sandals replace Chucks and heels; neighborhood festivals explode beyond their police-line barricades. For those residents of Wicker Park (and nearby ‘hoods) who enjoy more than emo-rock and martinis, here’s a welcome respite in the sunshine courtesy of Chicago’s Silver Room. The über-chic jewelry establishment is preparing its fourth annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party featuring accomplished local jocks like Jesse de la Pena, house-music legend Ron Trent and world-renowned vocalist Monique Bingham. The event will offer live music and on-site paintings, food, drink and an outdoor vibe not easily found. (John Alex Colón)
July 22 at The Silver Room.