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Sometimes living in the Chi can mean gloomy days and a rainy forecast. Chicago weather can definitely affect your mood and act as a deterrent from going out, even if you have plans. We’ve all been there before. Fortunately, The Scene is here to help us locate our TRIIBE, and maybe give a little sunshine on a cloudy day. As the spring blossoms before us, we must also endure our annual April rainy season. We won’t let a little rain slow us down. Here’s a few events you can check out this weekend, but remember, dress appropriately.

1. Southside Critical Mass Bicycle Ride

For bike riding enthusiasts out there, the Southside Critical Mass meets every first Friday from 5:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and meets at Nichols Park. Please be aware of all dangers while riding, as you are responsible for your own safety. The ride will start at Nichols Park (South end, 55th & Kimbark) to 1300 E. 55th St. Anyone can ride and the event is free.

2. First Fridays at the Artisan Collective

First Fridays is an open studio event, where you can meet and support guest vendors and artisans in residence, while enjoying live music, refreshments, good vibes and more! Paintings, jewelry, cosmetics, and home decor will be available to purchase. The event is Friday, April 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Do you want to be a vendor? Get intune with The Artisan Collective now!

3. Chicago Fire FC vs FC Dallas

Interested in spring time sports? Come and see your Chicago Fire at Soldier Field ( 1410 Special Olympics Dr) against FC Dallas for what is sure to be a great matchup. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 2. Use code DIAZ to save money on single game tickets while they last.

4. Art House Underground Presents Local Vibe at Workshop Apothecary

Come out and explore your inner artist with Art House Underground and Local Vibe. This event is on Saturday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Workshop Apothecary, 2021 S Western Ave. Entry is free, but masks are required.

5. Colors Worldwide Presents: R&B Only Live

Come out to the House of Blues for what is sure to be a good time. I personally enjoy events where I know there will be a beautiful gathering of Bllack people, congregating and singing the best of R&B, past and present. This event is Saturday, April 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tickets are available for general admission at $52, but are going fast so get yours today!

6. The Social Experience Entrepreneurship Edition

Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur looking to kick off the spring the right way? Well the Social Experience is back — and this time they’re catering to you! Come out to Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave, and connect with other business owners. No phones! This is designed so that you live in the moment, and connect with the ones around you. Pretty cool concept. Event is on Saturday, April 2, 9:30 p.m, to 2:30 a.m. Tickets are only $5.

7. Soul Music Celebration

Come out to Chicago’s City Winery (1200 W Randolph St) on Sunday April 3, for a celebration dedicated to the greats who paved the way. A talented group of singers and musicians will bring you a guaranteed good time as they pay tribute to Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the birth of soul, including Motown hits, and your favorite Chi-town dustees. Show time starts at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are still available, starting at $20.

We try our best to stay up to date, but we don’t catch every event curated for Black Chicago. Upload your events to The Scene on The TRiiBE by creating a profile today. It’s free!

is a culture correspondent with The TRiiBE.