Photography: Travis Roozée
Ain’t She Sweet Café
 Hunker down with a Reuben panini or Caribbean jerk chicken wrap and enjoy the local art adorning the walls. 526 E. 43rd St., 773-373-3530, aintshesweetcafe.com
 Fringed leather shorts and rhinestone-embellished maxi dresses are among the attention-grabbing attire at this women’s wear boutique. 4259 S. King Dr., 773-891-4473, bronzevilleboutique.com
Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles
 Expect a good hour’s wait on Sundays for the titular meal or other soul food entrées, with all the potatoey sides you desire. 3947 S. King Dr., 773-536-3300, chicagoschickenandwaffles.com
 Outfitted with tennis courts and sprawling green soccer fields, this park is also home to the Gospel Music Festival every June. 37th St. and S. Cottage Grove
 Co-owners Frances and Andre Guichard curate contemporary works from the African diaspora. 3521 S. King Dr., 773-791-7003, galleryguichard.com
Harold Washington Cultural Center
 This arts center, built on the site of the historic Regal Theater, has its own in-house musical company, Broadway in Bronzeville. 4701 S. King Dr., 773-373-1900, broadwayinbronzeville.com
Ida B. Wells-Barnett House
 The civil rights activist lived in this Romanesque Revival house from 1919 to 1929. It is not open to the public; there is a tribute to her outside. 3624 S. King Dr.
Jokes and Notes
 The 150-seat venue features four nights of standup, improv, and sketch comedy, including an open mike on Wednesdays. 4641 S. King Dr., 773-373-3390, jokesandnotes.com
Little Black Pearl
 Explore the galleries at this massive community arts center and purchase affordable art created by young people in the area. 1060 E. 47th St., 773-285-1211, blackpearl.org
Mies van der Rohe Tour
 You’ll find 20 of the architect’s buildings at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he headed the architecture department from 1938 to 1958. Here's a full map of the architect's work at IIT, via archdaily.
Mother Butter’s Popcorn and Confectionary
 Bananas Foster, Cheezy BBQ, and Bacon Cheddar are just a few of the sweet and savory flavors available at this family-owned shop. 17 W. 35th St., 773-548-7677, motherbutterspopcorn.com
 The American Creole hot spot serves up shrimp and lobster pot pie, braised short ribs, and Caribbean grilled chicken (pictured). 1001 E. 43rd St., 773-966-5821, normansbistro.com
 Take in the smooth tunes of the Hyde Park Jazz Society, which meets every Sunday night at this intimate club. 1039–1043 E. 43rd St., 773-285-2222, room43.com
Stephen A. Douglas Tomb
 Visit the pristinely manicured mausoleum of the Illinois senator who lost the presidential race to Abraham Lincoln. 636 E. 35th St.