Hayley Kiyoko Expectations Tour
In promotion of her first full-length album, pop princess Hayley Kiyoko will be performing at House of Blues with opener, Allie X. Kiyoko has accumulated singles and fans over the years whilst transitioning from projects for Disney Channel and Cartoon Network to more mature and honest music. Tracks such as ‘Girls Like Girls’ and ‘Curious’ have proved the singer’s mainstream success, and Kiyoko has continued to write about her unique perspective as a gay WOC in her new album, Expectations.
May 3, House of Blues, 5:30 p.m., $47+
Elmhurst’s 22nd Annual Art in Wilder Park
Presented by Brewpoint Coffee, the Elmhurst Park District, and RGL Marketing for the Arts, 130 artists from all over the Midwest will be selling their works across the street from campus at the Annual Art in Wilder Park. There will also be plenty of food vendors, live entertainment, a kid’s court, and this event will probably be a prime spot to pet all of the Elmhurst locals’ dogs being walked, if you’re into that sort of thing.
May 5 - 6, Wilder Park, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday Fresh Market at Roosevelt Collection Shops
Mark your calendars for every first Friday of the summer months, because from May-August Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks will be hosting a fresh market at the Roosevelt Collection Shops. Support local farmers while browsing a variety of healthy and organic ingredients from grass-fed meat to produce. Admission is free and strolling around the market can serve as part of a fun summer night out in the city.
Beginning May 4, Roosevelt Collection Shops, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cinco De Mayo
With finals approaching, why not crack open a cold one to relieve some stress? The holiday Cinco De Mayo, commemorating the Mexican Army’s 1862 Battle of Puebla victory, has given an excuse for partying, Mexican food, and alcoholic beverages for generations, and there are many ways to celebrate in Chicagoland. If you’re staying by EC, check out Mexican restaurants like Guac N Tacos, Cilantro Taco Grill, and Los Fernadez Rosticeria for a meal in spirit of the 5th.