Get a workout by joining a 5K or relax at the pool with our picks of the top six things to do around Norridge this weekend. For more happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s event calendar.
1. Backlot Bash, 6 p.m. Friday
This annual downtown summer party includes live bands, food, beer, a carnival, classic film festival, auto show, a 5K run, Sunday pancake breakfast, bingo, children’s activities and more. Headliners for live music features Spin Doctors and Tributosaurus. The festival is held Aug. 22-24. Downtown Skokie, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie. Free.
2. Chicago Comic Con, Friday-Sunday
Appearances are made by Patrick Stewart, Matt Smith, Norman Reedus, Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, John Cena, David Boreanaz, John Carpenter, LeVar Burton and a host of others. Comic con hours hours are as follows: 3-8 p.m. Aug. 21, noon-7 p.m. Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. For more times, appearances and guest information, visit www.wizardworld.com. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont.
3. Movie at the Pool: ‘Frozen,’ 8 p.m. Friday
The whole family is invited to the pool to watch “Frozen.” Attendees can watch the movie poolside or from in the water. Popcorn is served and concessions are available for purchase. Only pool noodles are allowed. Pool on Pacific, 9715 Pacific Ave., Franklin Park. $5 per person or free with a season pass.
4. Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday
The Rotary Club of Skokie Valley holds its annual pancake breakfast, serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and hot coffee. This year, the pancake breakfast is part of Skokie’s Backlot Bash celebration. All proceeds benefit Rotary Charities. Parking is suggested on the west side of the Skokie Library. The Rotary Club of Skokie Valley represents the communities of Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove and Lincolnwood. Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. $6.
5. Corn Roast, 9 a.m. Saturday
The Farmers’ Market hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the corn roast starts at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce and Sunset Foods. For more information, visit www.winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com. Northfield Farmers Market, 6 Happ Road, Northfield. Free.
6. 22nd Annual Family Summerfest, Aug. 21-24, The Catholic Community of Divine Savior is holding their 22nd Annual Family Summerfest Aug. 21-24. There’s music, bingo, rides and more!
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