Runners, history buffs and ghouls unite! You can run through the sprawling and historic Rosehill Cemetery Saturday evening at 7 p.m. for its “Crypt 5K.” The 350-acre cemetery at 5800 N. Ravenswood features many prominent Chicagoans graves, from John. G. Shedd to Jack Brickhouse. Race-day registration starts at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $40 for a timed chip and $35 as just a fun run.
Eat some beef
Now that you’ve earned your dinner, go grab an Italian Beef, which Zagat recently named Illinois’ official sandwich. “Al’s Beef has the most authentic version, since it was Al Ferreri who came up with the recipe,“ Zagat says.
The 7th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival runs this weekend at venues throughout Hyde Park. Bonus: Venues include both indoor and outdoor shows in places as distinct as the Midway park and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. Extra bonus: it’s free. The full schedule is here.
— Emily Stone