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.

West Siders invited to hear local symphony rehearse

The free open rehearsal of The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest will be held at the Kehrein Center for the Arts, 5628 W. Washington Blvd., at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The symphony – under the direction of Riccardo Muti – will be performing selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.