1. The 40th annual International Mr. Leather weekend wraps tonight with the Black & Blue Ball, a blowout dance party at the House of Blues featuring DJs Tom Stephan and Karsten Sollors playing from 9pm to 4am. You don’t have to have been registered for IML to attend; individual tickets are $50 via LiveNation, making the end of Memorial Day weekend a great beginning to LGBTQ Pride month.
2. For a more family-friendly holiday activity, check out the Memorial Day Carnival at Lane Tech College Prep High School in North Center. With a plethora of classic carnival rides, it’s almost like bringing back the long-lost Riverview Amusement Park that once stood next door. Entry is fee but rides are not; the carnival is open from noon to 8pm.
3. Pay your respects to the long, long dead with a visit to the Field Museum’s “Mummies” exhibit, which uses cutting-edge technology to reveal details about its subjects’ lives in ancient Egypt and Peru. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm, and admission to “Mummies” is included with Discovery and All-Access passes, $28 to $38. You can also be among the first to see the Field Museum’s newest resident, the 70-ton titanosaur skeleton dubbed Máximo.
For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.