There's a lot going on in Chicago this weekend.
Chicago's Gay Pride Parade steps off Sunday. It has grown from a relatively small Lakeview celebration into one of the city's largest parades.
It celebrates the city's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered community and is expected to attract more than 700,000 people from all over the city and suburbs.
Also happening this weekend is Chicago's annual Gospel Fest, but with new locations, including the Chicago Cultural Center and Ellis Park in Bronzeville.
Among the acts scheduled are headliners Mary Mary, Blind Boys of Alabama, Byron Cage and Fred Hammond, among a number of other great, inspirational acts.
Also appearing in the area this weekend are the Jackson brothers at Star Plaza in Merrillville Friday.
Friday at 12:30 p.m., the Jacksons will receive the key to the city outside the home in Gary where the family once lived.
70's Rockers Aerosmith with Cheap Trick
Aerosmith is at the United Center Friday night. Cheap Trick is the opening act.
Comedian and musician Steve Martin
And Steve Martin showcases his banjo-plucking musical side with his Steep Canyon Rangers Band at Ravinia on Sunday.