1. Riverwalk Oktoberfest, which runs along the south bank of the Chicago River, starts today at 3pm. Admission is free.
2. Celebrate Empty Bottle's 25th anniversary with performances from Pelican, Grails and Jaye Jayle. The show begins at 9pm and tickets are $20.
3. Logan Center Bluesfest kicks off today and will last all weekend long at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts. Admission is free.
For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.