Blues festival comes to Austin

Celebrate the blues this weekend in the heart of Austin’s Soul City Corridor. The free performances will be held from 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at Chicago and Mayfield. Stop by Friday and Saturday for other activities, including art and spoken word.

Come hear the blues

The Illinois Alliance presents a post-Thanksgiving karaoke event 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at 5924 W. Chicago. Saxophonist Ike Carothers will be the special guest.