Grabadolandia, Trans Weekend of Resilience, and more

It’s the last day of Grabadolandia, a three-day printmaking festival in Pilsen organized by the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. From 10 AM-5 PM, they are hosting a printmakers fair at the National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th) where you can appreciate (and buy!) works from various members of the Pilsen printmaker community. The neighborhood carries a long history of organizing and uniting disparate local communities—Latinx and work class families, as well as students, artists, and more—through printmaking. Join them in celebrating that tradition. Participants include Hoofprint, Marimacha Monarca Press, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, and more. For more information, including a complete list of vendors, check out IGC’s website. (MC)

On this, the final day of the Trans Weekend of Resilience, there will be a candlelight vigil at the Chicago Therapy Collective (5237 N. Clark) to remember trans siblings lost this year. Starting at 2:30 PM, people are invited to make offerings such as pictures, flowers, and cards at the chalk mural wall. Then at 3 PM, there will be a ceremony to celebrate the life and legacy of late Chicago Therapy Collective member (and former Reader staffer) Elise Malary, as well as others lost in Chicago this year. At 3:45 PM, everyone will gather around the fire for a ceremony to inspire connection and healing while imagining a future free of anti-trans violence. (MC)

Palmhouse (619 Howard, Evanston) is debuting its first pro wrestling event as Palmhouse Pro Wrestling. At 4 PM, the bell will ring in matches between Max the Impaler, Hoodfoot, Mateo Valentine, and more. Tickets start at $20 to catch these rising wrestlers “cross the line.” Will you be there—or be square? (MC)

Mercury Theater Chicago’s Venus Cabaret has become a laboratory for new and offbeat musical performance, and tonight is the premiere of The Underground by Austin Lamewona, which is presented in a concert presentation. Brooke Vespoli composed the music (with additional compositions by Maya Stockman) for Lamewona’s tale about a group of musicians who collaborate with a group of poets to open a school for music—only to find that dark government forces are arrayed against their creative aspirations. Lamewona also directs. The show is at 8 PM at the Venus (3745 N. Southport); tickets are $20 at (KR)

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