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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: April 24th-27th, 2014

BACON!

That is all.

(No, there’s more. Like comic stuff!)

 

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

 

INTERNATIONAL ART, ANTIQUE AND JEWELRY SHOW

April 24, 2014 – April 28, 2014

The Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, presented by the esteemed Palm Beach Show Group, will make its debutat Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. The Chicago Show is the latest addition to the Palm Beach Show Group’s portfolio of fine art, antique and jewelry shows, and will feature more than 100 of the finest and most prominent exhibitors showcasing their impressive collections of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, Asian antiquities, sculpture, textiles, American and European Silver, furniture, contemporary art and more.

Hours

Thursday: 6 – 10 p.m. (Opening Night Preview Party – by invitation only)

Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

$20

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.chicagospringshow.com/

BACONFEST CHICAGO

April 25, 2014 – April 26, 2014

Calling all bacon lovers! Baconfest is your paradise! Our city’s best chefs concoct and serve bacon dishes for you to enjoy along with cocktails, beer and wine from liquor sponsors to compliment a bacon meal. Bacontrepreneurs and bacon-friendly brands will also be on site showing off their wares and connecting with the community. There’s even a judging portion to crown chefs and guests in the bacon arts!

Fun fact: a portion of the proceeds benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

Baconfest will be divided into three exhibition sessions:

Friday Dinner Shift

Saturday Lunch Shift

Saturday Dinner Shift

Each shift features a completely different collection of chefs. To choose your shift, check out the list of the restaurants at each session and pick the one that sounds the most awesome to you!

Each shift will feature a “Cooking Channel VIP Hour” prior to the 2.5 hour “General Admission” period

$100-$200

UIC Forum

725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Chicago, IL 60608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://baconfestchicago.com/

C2E2: CHICAGO COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

April 25, 2014 – April 27, 2014

The annual Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo takes over McCormick Place for a weekend filled with what’s next in popular culture. The best in the business come to our city, covering comics, movies, television, toys, games, anime, manga, and video games. Guests are separated into various categories, including Comic, Entertainment and Literary.

2014 C2E2 will feature:

Exhibitions

Panels & Screenings

Autograph sessions

Family HQ

C2E2 Tweet-ups

Heros & Villians (two-part fan meet-up series)

Crown Championships of Cosplay

Fan Village

Sci-Fi Speed Dating

Admission

3-Day Pass: $60

Kids (6-12): $5

Children 5 and under will be admitted for free all weekend and no ticket is required.

$25-$35

McCormick Place Complex

2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60616

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.c2e2.com/

EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF THE CHICAGO TEMPLE BUILDING

April 25, 2014

Chicago Detours’ Exclusive Tour of the Chicago Temple Building includes a visit to the Chapel in the Sky and the pastor’s private balcony overlooking downtown Chicago (with prosecco toast!). Don’t miss your chance – it may be the last time they offer this special tour due to some major changes happening within the church!

Hours:

5:45 p.m.

Admission

Tickets include tour guide commentary, presentation of shared images on iPads, visit to the Chapel in the Sky, exclusive viewing on private balcony overlooking downtown, and Prosecco and small bites.

Reservations required

Chicago Temple Building

77 W. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60603

$36

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.chicagodetours.com/architecture-tours/special-event-tour-chicago-temple/

WEEKEND SPORTS

CHICAGO CUBS V ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

April 21, 2014 – April 24, 2014

See the Chicago Cubs play against the Arizona Diamondbacks April 21-24 at The Friendly Confines!

Fun fact: the game on April 23 will celebrate Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday! Click here to learn how you can celebrate that game and all season long.

Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday: 1:20 p.m.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX V TAMPA BAY RAYS

April 25, 2014 – April 28, 2014

See the White Sox play the Rays at The Cell!

Hours

Friday: 7:10 p.m.

Saturday: 7:10 p.m.

Sunday: 1:10 p.m.

Monday: 6:10 p.m.

NORTHWESTERN WOMEN’S LACROSSE VS. USC

April 26, 2014

The seven-time NCAA champion Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse program makes history once again when the Wildcats host the first-ever lacrosse game at Wrigley Field on Saturday, April 26. Experience the Friendly Confines in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to cheer on the ‘Cats as they face USC in the final game of the 2014 regular season.

Hours:

7 p.m.

$10

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nusports.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/110413aaa.html

 

 

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: April 17th-20th, 2014

It’s Easter Weekend around Chicago.

Time to chill with a bunny or sing some Grease (yeah, that’s happening).

You may proceed:

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

 

APRIL AFTER HOURS AT THE ROBIE HOUSE

April 4, 2014 – April 25, 2014

Every Friday evening in April, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will a festive, casual gathering with live music, refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence is located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

During the evening, guests will have the chance to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s quintessential Prairie style home at their leisure. April After Hours allows access to Robie House’s balconies and private spaces, which include three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the third floor.

The Frederick C. Robie House is a world-renowned masterpiece. The American Association of Architects named Robie House one of the 10 most significant buildings of the 20th century. Wright’s Robie House features an open floor plan, which introduced a new way of American living that reverberates today.

Hours

Friday: 5 – 8 p.m.

Robie House

5757 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

$35

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.flwright.org/programs/afterhoursrobie

ADLER AFTER DARK

Thursday April 17, 2014

Explore Adler Planetarium after hours during this 21+ event. On the third Thursday of each month, Adler becomes a playground for adults as they explore various exhibitions, peek through the Doane Observatory telescope or participate in a demonstration. It’s great for groups or an adventerous date with your significant other. Each month features different activities and drink specials, including a cash bar and full cafe menu.

April 17: Geek Chick 2.0

Watch members of 501st Stormtrooper Legion and Rebel Legion will square off for the fate of the galaxy!

Enjoy live music by Five Year Mission, performing their songs based on episodes of Star Trek The Original Series (yes, there’s Tribbles).

Display your geekiness in a battle of wits at the Second Annual Geek Chic Trivia Extravaganza

Get your photo snapped in the TARDIS photobooth.

Don’t miss a special lecture by Roosevelt University Professor Gary K. Wolfe, who will be sharing his insights on some classic works in sci-fi.

Dress up in costume!

Hours:

6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

$15-$20

Adler Planetarium

1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60605

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/adler-after-dark

GREASE SING-A-LONG

April 19, 2014

Back by popular demand, this fun-filled sing-along features a pre-show costume parade and screening of the beloved film. Wear your best poodle skirt and saddle shoes, biker jacket and shades, and bring your heartiest vocals for a rollicking ’50s sing-along. Belt it out with the T-Birds and Pink Ladies to “Greased Lightning,” “You’re the One that I Want,” “We Go Together,” “Summer Nights” and many more at this special event.

Hours:

2 p.m.

Music Box Theatre

3733 N. Southport Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

$12.50

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/grease-sing-a-long-2014-apr-19-sat-0200pm

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY

April 12, 2014 – April 19, 2014

Bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for its annual Breakfast with the Bunny. The all-you-can-eat buffet, held in the zoo’s Discovery Center, will feature a special appearance from costumed characters Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who will be on hand for photo opportunities. Additionally, the band Banjo Buddies will provide musical entertainment.

Hours

Saturday & Sunday Seatings: 9 & 11 a.m.

Admission

Ticket pricing includes zoo admission

Parking: $10

Seating is limited and reservations are required. call 708-688-8355.

Adults

$40.95

Children (3-11)

$28.95

Children 2 and under

Free

Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

31st Street and First Avenue

Brookfield, IL 60513

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.czs.org/CZS/Brookfield/Events/Breakfast-with-the-Bunny

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA

April 19, 2014

Bring the whole family for an egg-cellent celebration at Farm-in-the-Zoo located in Lincoln Park Zoo! Kids can meet the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs, create crafts and visit animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. Light refreshments will be served.

Weather permitting, guests will also enjoy free carousel and train rides!

Hours:

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway

Chicago, IL 60614

$FREE-$20-$40

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.lpzoo.org/events/calendar/easter-egg-stravaganza

EASTER CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

April 20, 2014

Bring an appetite and hop to Brookfield Zoo for its extravagant Easter Brunch. The menu will feature a buffet of delectable items, including omelets, carving stations with accompaniments, seafood, a sweets table, and much more. Joining in the festivities will be costumed characters Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who will be on hand for photo opportunities. Additionally, the band Banjo Buddies will provide musical entertainment.

Seatings: 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Admission

Ticket pricing includes zoo admission

Parking: $10

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 708-688-8355.

Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

31st Street and First Avenue

Brookfield, IL 60513

Free-$40-$50

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.czs.org/CZS/Brookfield/Events/Easter-Champagne-Brunch

MUSIC BOX’S EASTER SPECIAL

Sunday April 20, 2014

After you’ve hunted your Easter Eggs and had your brunch, come to the Music Box to see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Pig out on candy, wear your best Veruca (or Augustus!) costume and join in with the rest of the audience as the MC leads the house in pre-show singing!

Hours:

2 p.m.

Music Box Theatre

3733 N. Southport Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

$12.50

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/music-boxs-easter-special-featuring-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-2014-apr-20-sun-0200pm

**WEEKEND SPORTS**

CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS BOSTON RED SOX

April 15, 2014 – April 17, 2014

See the White Sox play the Red Sox at The Cell!

Tuesday: 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:10 p.m.

Thursday: 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field

Chicago, IL 60616

Tickets start $7

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=cws#y=2014&m=3&calendar=DEFAULT

CHICAGO CUBS VS CINCINNATI REDS

April 18, 2014 – April 20, 2014

See the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds April 18-20 at the Friendly Confines!

Friday: 1:20 p.m.

Saturday: 3:05 p.m.

Sunday: TBD

Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field

Chicago, IL 60613

Tickets start $13

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=chc

CHICAGO FIRE VS NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

Saturday April 19, 2014

See the Chicago Fire live at home against the New England Revolution in this Major League Soccer match!

Hours:

3 p.m.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, IL 60455

Tickets start $20

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.chicago-fire.com/schedule

Thanks to Choose Chicago for the events! These are just some of my personal picks.

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: April 10th-13th, 2014

Eating eggs with a bunny….slightly weird, no?

That and a coffee convention. Yes. A place where you can drink caffeine to your hearts content and even learn about it!

Read more:

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

COFFEECON

Saturday April 12, 2014

CoffeeCon 2014, The Consumer Coffee Festival, is back for it’s third year. Featuring classes in every coffee brewing method, major speakers on specialty coffee, home roasting demos, over 40 local roasters serving samples, hourly prize give-a-ways and live music all day for $20 per ticket.

Hours:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission

Tickets: $20 for full access to exhibit floor, most classes and speakers. May be small additional fee(s) for materials in some hands-on labs to be paid at the door.

Zhou B Art Center

1029 W. 35th St.

Chicago, Il 60609

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://coffee-con.com/

ANTIQUES AND GARDEN FAIR

April 11, 2014 – April 13, 2014

The Antiques & Garden Fair heralds the return of spring to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Fair-goers will find a variety of treasures in every price range, from classical and contemporary furnishings to botanical art and jewelry in the tents over the Esplanade, Krasberg Rose Garden, and Searle and Runnells Courtyards of the Regenstein Center. More than 100 dealers from Europe and the United States scour the globe for months to find the best in antique garden furnishings, botanical art, and home and garden design. Indoor display gardens will be donated and installed by five premier landscape designers. For the second year, shoppers may enjoy samples of organically grown wine from Bonterra Organic Vineyards.

Hours:

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission

Parking: $25

Fair tickets purchased on or before April 10 are $15 in advance

Garden members receive $3 off each ticket price

Children under 16 free with an adult

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd.

Glencoe, IL 60022

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/antiques/

SOLDIER FIELD SPRING EGG-STRAVAGANZA

April 12, 2014

Celebrate the season at Soldier Field’s 11th annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza! Your family will enjoy the largest candy grab in the city as well as other activities like face painting, inflatables, balloon artists and more.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Have a delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the United Club! You’ll also have the opportunity to take pictures with some special guests. Please note this is an additional cost and reservations must be made in advance.

Hours

Stadium opens at 9 a.m. The fun on the field begins at 10 a.m.

Admission

Reservations are mandatory for brunch and must be made by calling 312-235-7063 or emailing SoldierFieldBistro@chicago-365.com. Kids under 3 are free with paying family.

Soldier Field

1410 Museum Campus Dr.

Chicago, IL 60605

For more information: http://www.soldierfield.net/content/free-spring-egg-stravaganza

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY

April 12, 2014 – April 19, 2014

Bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for its annual Breakfast with the Bunny. The all-you-can-eat buffet, held in the zoo’s Discovery Center, will feature a special appearance from costumed characters Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who will be on hand for photo opportunities. Additionally, the band Banjo Buddies will provide musical entertainment.

Hours

Saturday & Sunday Seatings: 9 & 11 a.m.

Admission

Ticket pricing includes zoo admission

Parking: $10

Seating is limited and reservations are required. call 708-688-8355.

Adults

$40.95

Children (3-11)

$28.95

Children 2 and under

Free

Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society

31st Street and First Avenue

Brookfield, IL 60513

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.czs.org/CZS/Brookfield/Events/Breakfast-with-the-Bunny

NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE WORLD: INDIA

Celebrate our city’s rich, cultural diversity with this performance series featuring a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and local folk artists from a different community each week.

Fun fact: As part of the celebration, enter to win round trip, main cabin, international air transportation for two courtesy of American Airlines at the Navy Pier guest services desk!

April 13: Celebrate India

Hours:

12 – 3 p.m.

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

FREE

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.navypier.com/things2do/entertainment/special_events.html

CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

April 3, 2014 – April 17, 2014

See more than 100 of the finest and most recent films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States during this festival, now in its 30th year, which stresses the importance of the artistic and educational value of film and represents the great diversity of themes and genres of Latino film making from around the world. You’ll also have the chance to participate in discussions with local and international filmmakers after many of the screenings!

All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles (unless otherwise noted). Some events also will take place at other locations.

AMC River East 21

322 E. Illinois St.

Chicago, IL 60611

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org/

*WEEKEND SPORTS*

CHICAGO CUBS VS PITTSBURGH PIRATES

April 8, 2014 – April 10, 2014

See the Chicago Cubs play against the Pittsburgh Pirates April 8-10 at the Friendly Confines!

Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:05 p.m.

Thursday: 1:20 p.m.

Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field

Chicago, IL 60613

Tickets start $13

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=chc

CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS CLEVELAND INDIANS

April 10, 2014 – April 13, 2014

See the White Sox play the Indians at The Cell!

Hours

Thursday: 7:10 p.m.

Friday: 7:10 p.m.

Saturday: 1:10 p.m.

Sunday: 1:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field

Chicago, IL 60616

Tickets start at $5 or $7

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=cws#y=2014&m=3&calendar=DEFAULT

BULLS VS PISTONS

Thursday April 11, 2014

Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Detroit Pistons at the United Center!

Hours:

7 p.m.

Chicago Bulls

United Center

Chicago, IL 60612

Tickets start at $20

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.nba.com/bulls/schedule

 

For more information: http://www.chicago-fire.com/schedule

Thanks to Choose Chicago for the events! These are just some of my personal picks.

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: April 4-6th, 2014

So you’re saying I can drink and be loud in the library?

Sign me up!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

 

CHICAGO IMPROV FESTIVAL

March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014

The 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival takes over the city for a week, showcasing the best local, national and international on-the-spot comedic talent! More than 150 teams in over 90 shows on 20 stages will be featured in the following categories: Long Form, Short Form, Emerging Artists, Musical, Dramatic (new for 2014), Experimental, Alternative, Genre, Puppetry, CIF Latino, and Open Stage.

Headliner – Upright Citizens Brigade

This year’s improv fest will be capped off with two Chicago “homecoming” shows from the Upright Citizens Brigade’s founding members – Matt Besser (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), Ian Roberts (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and Matt Walsh (Veep, The Hangover) – performing as ASSSSCAT.

Fun fact: CIF is the longest running and largest improv festival in the world!

For more information: http://chicagoimprovfestival.org/

NIGHT IN THE STACKS

April 4, 2014

Books, banter, and a bar – what more could you need? Join the Chicago Public Library Foundation Junior Board for its inaugural spring event, Night in the Stacks, the only event where drinking in the Library is permitted. Mingle with friends and fellow Library supporters for a great cause: the Chicago Public Library.

Hours:

7 – 11 p.m.

Admission

Ticket includes: heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live DJ, door prizes

Cocktail attire preferred

$100

Harold Washington Library Center, Winter Garden

400 S. State St.

Chicago, IL 60605

For more information: http://www.cplfoundation.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=100361

CHICAGO DANCE MONTH

April 1, 2014 – May 2, 2014

Celebrate our city’s dance scene during Chicago Dance Month! This second annual month-long event includes dance performances, master classes and more.

Thematically, Chicago Dance Month 2014 connects many of these events through the rubric of “Open Doors, Open Spaces,” a construct that illuminates Chicago’s rich dance tapestry, while simultaneously celebrating the venues, artists, and unique spaces that contribute to the ongoing and growing diversity of Chicago’s dance scene.

The month long celebration culminates and extends into the first week of May in honor of National Dance Week, April 27-May 4.

FREE

For more information: http://seechicagodance.com/organization/chicago-dance-month-2014

NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE WORLD: CELEBRATE ITALY (APRIL 6TH)

February 16, 2014 – April 13, 2014

Celebrate our city’s rich, cultural diversity with this performance series featuring a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and local folk artists from a different community each week.

Fun fact: As part of the celebration, enter to win round trip, main cabin, international air transportation for two courtesy of American Airlines at the Navy Pier guest services desk!

Hours:

12 – 3 p.m.

FREE

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

For more information: http://www.navypier.com/things2do/entertainment/special_events.html

WEEKEND SPORTS

CHICAGO CUBS VS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

April 4, 2014 – April 6, 2014

See the Chicago Cubs play against the Philadelphia Phillies April 4-6 at the Friendly Confines!

Hours

Friday: 1:20 p.m.

Saturday: TBD

Sunday: TBD

Tickets Start $13

Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field

Chicago, IL 60613

For more information: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=chc

CHICAGO BULLS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Friday April 4, 2014

Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center!

Hours:

7 p.m.

Chicago Bulls

United Center

Chicago, IL 60612

Tickets start $20

For more information: http://www.nba.com/bulls/schedule

CHICAGO FIRE VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION

Saturday April 5, 2014

See the Chicago Fire live at home against the Philadelphia Union in this Major League Soccer match!

Hours:

4 p.m.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, IL 60455

Tickets start $20

For more information: http://www.chicago-fire.com/schedule

Thanks to Choose Chicago for the events! These are just some of my personal picks.

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: March 28th-30th, 2014

Sneak into a museum after dark, OR drink a Bloody Mary while painting a big cat (yes, you read that right)

Just some of the things you can do around Chicago this weekend.

Read on:

 

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

 

AMERICAN ART INSTITUTE AFTER DARK

Friday March 28, 2014

Explore the Art Institute of Chicago during after hours in After Dark in the Modern Wing! Check out special tours of Christopher Wool, then rock out to DJs and performances by acclaimed theatrical ensemble Collaboraction. Enjoy complimentary appetizers with a cash bar featuring mixology by Adam Seger, dubbed “Chicago’s godfather of craft cocktails” by Time Out Chicago.

Hours:

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60603

$25

For more information:

http://www.artic.edu/event/after-dark-9

DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

March 25, 2014 – March 30, 2014

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LiveTM takes you on a tour through pre-historic Australia, bringing an eye-popping array of ancient creatures to life on stage. You will observe and interact with extraordinarily life-like creatures, just like those that inhabited the Southern Hemisphere millions of years ago. Meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs in their ancient environment, in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show. From the sweetly curious baby Dryosaur, to the peaceful hulk Titanosaur, and even the teeth-gnashing T-rex — Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LiveTM is a unique interactive theater performance that stimulates the imagination in a way that connects children to their world.

Erth’s large-scale puppets were developed in consultation with paleontologists, based on current science and interpretations of fossil evidence. Employing sophisticated design and electronics, these giants are brought to life by skilled performers and puppeteers, made all the more real through the magic of theatre.

Hours

Tuesday – Thursday: 7 p.m.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 1 & 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: 1 & 4:30 p.m.

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

175 E. Chestnut

Chicago, IL 60611

Tickets start at $28

For more information: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/shows_dyn.php?cmd=display_current&display_showtag=dinosaur14

INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE POSTER FAIR

Friday March 28, 2014 – March 30, 2014

The International Vintage Poster Fair, the world’s oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters, returns to Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center. Thousands of posters, dated from the 1890′s-1980′s, will be on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. World-class exhibitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, and the United States will offer the finest of their collections at the annual Fair. Original vintage posters of all genres, including food and liquor advertisements, film, travel and transportation and international expositions will be represented. Styles include the popular Art Deco and Modernism posters as well classic Art Nouveau, Victorian images and more.

All posters available at the Fair have been vetted for authenticity by the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA), guaranteeing that all posters available at the International Vintage Poster Fair are originals.

Feature Exhibit

This year’s Feature Exhibit “Ideas and Innovation” will showcase vintage posters which document the revolutionary new products and technologies that changed our lives over the past century.

Hours

Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602

$15

For more information: http://www.posterfair.com/cgi-local/content.cgi

ANIMAL ART

Saturday March 29, 2014

Channel creative genius and make a masterpiece at Lincoln Park Zoo! No experience necessary. The zoo will supply everything needed-canvases, brushes, paints, and easels. All participants need to bring is their imagination and, perhaps, a couple of friends.

A cash bar will be available during the event serving wine, mimosas, and Bloody Mary. This exclusive event will be held in the Kovler Lion House.

A teacher and several instructing assistants will help participants create their own piece of art with the zoo’s big cats serving as their inspiration. Zookeepers will also be on hand to answer questions about the animals while participants enjoy the artistic atmosphere in one of the most unique venues in the city.

Hours:

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway

Chicago, IL 60614

$55

For more information: http://www.lpzoo.org/education/programs/cinco-de-mayo-pinata-party

 

Thanks to Choose Chicago for the events! These are just some of my personal picks.

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: March 21-23rd, 2014

So now that St. Patrick’s day is over…

there’s still more beer to drink!

Check out this weekend’s events around Chicago:

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

 

CHICAGO FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

March 15, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Chicago’s best landscapers create displays that gardeners can emulate and create a yard that’s the envy of the whole neighborhood! The 2014 theme for this annual show is Do Green, Do Good, with unique and practical ideas for novice green thumbs through expert gardeners, highlighting the latest plants and ideas from nationally-known designers.

Large or small, front yard, back patio, raised-bed vegetable or balcony – the inspired show is a visual shopping trip of ideas for transforming any green space into one that’s beautiful, enjoyable and memorable. From activities for kids, how-to instruction for adults and a marketplace filled with garden tools and must-haves, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers realistic tips that anyone can learn from, take home and use.

2014 Show Highlights

An expanded Kids Activity Garden with programming on plants, bugs, soil and more. The activities are so engaging and fun that kids don’t even realize how much they’re learning.

Garden Gourmet’s live stage features famous chefs demonstrating how garden delights can become delectable dishes.

The Marketplace is a shoppers’ paradise, with more than 70 vendors offering useful home-and-garden products and flowers for purchase.

Tablescapes provide inspiration for whimsical, fun and imaginative entertaining décor indoor and out.

Enrich your inner shutterbug through the popular photography competition, presented in a gallery-like setting and honoring photographers both amateur and professional.

Admission

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

&17-&19

For more information: http://www.chicagoflower.com/

CHICAGO BEER FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Chicago Beer Festival returns, featuring dozens of domestic and international breweries to please your taste buds! You can enjoy samples of spring seasonal beers in one of two time sessions.

The Beer

You’ll have plenty of beer and ciders to choose from! Click here to view the complete list of breweries.

Hours:

1 – 4 p.m. & 6 – 9 p.m.

Chicago Union Station – The Great Hall

500 W. Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60661

Tickets $40

For more information: http://thechicagobeerfestival.com/

MORNING SAFARI: TOUR OF THE TROPICS

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Escape to the warm tropics of the Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House on a tour led by a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert. Discover how the zoo exhibits are adorned with many of the same plants you may have in your home-but on a magnified scale to fill the tropical, lush habitats of animals like sloths, snakes and dwarf crocodiles. This exclusive program allows attendees to enjoy a sneak peak of the exhibit before it opens to the public for the day.

Hours:

9 – 10 a.m.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway

Chicago, IL 60614

$13

For more information: http://www.lpzoo.org/education/programs/morning-safari

ALADDIN

Saturday March 22, 2014 – Sunday March 23, 2014

Making their debut on the Auditorium’s Landmark Stage, Houston Ballet brings their magical production of Aladdin. A tale of love, trickery and triumph, Aladdin tells the story of a young marketplace boy who becomes part of a whirlwind adventure with romance, unbelievable riches, love at first sight, treachery, and a magical lamp.

Hours

Saturday: 8 p.m.

Sunday: 2 p.m.

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

50 E. Congress Pkwy.

Chicago, IL 60605

Tickets start $30

For more information: http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/pages/home/performances-events/performances.php?event_id=456

BREAKFAST WITH THE APES!

Sunday March 23, 2014

Enjoy a continental breakfast at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes while getting an insider’s perspective from the Zoological Manager of Primates. Participants will learn fun facts about chimpanzees and gorillas, while discovering stories about some of the zoo’s animals. After breakfast, there will be a chance for an exclusive viewing of the chimpanzees and gorilla toddlers with their moms before the building opens to the public. The Zoological Manager will answer questions and explain some of the ape behavior participants witness during the event.

Fun fact: This is the apes most active time of day.

Hours:

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway

Chicago, IL 60614

312-742-2000

$65 per person

For more information: http://www.lpzoo.org/events/calendar/breakfast-apes

NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE WORLD

Sunday March 23: Philippine Celebrate

Celebrate our city’s rich, cultural diversity with this performance series featuring a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and local folk artists from a different community each week.

Fun fact: As part of the celebration, enter to win round trip, main cabin, international air transportation for two courtesy of American Airlines at the Navy Pier guest services desk!

FREE

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

For more information: http://www.navypier.com/things2do/entertainment/special_events.html

 

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: March 14th-16th, 2014

It’s that time…Chicago gets Green!

Check out some Irish themed festivities happening around the city this weekend:

 

Go Green, Chicago!

Go Green, Chicago!

 

LIGHTSCAPE ON STATE STREET

March 10, 2014 – March 17, 2014

Enjoy a multisensory experience on State Street, with light displays and music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

State St. between Lake St. and Van Buren St.

Chicago, IL

For more information: http://loopchicago.com/cla/projects-and-programs/lightscape

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE/RIVER DYEING

Saturday March 15, 2014

Our city is home to quite the St. Patrick’s Day celebration! The Chicago River goes green as 45 pounds of vegetable dye color the water between Columbus and Wacker drives. Then festivities continue after as revelers parade up Columbus Dr. with floats and flags to the sound of bagpipes.

River Dyeing

The dyeing of the river has been a tradition for many generations and attracts thousands of people dressed in green to see the action live. And by thousands, we mean 400,000 of your closest Irish loving friends! Sadly the coloring only lasts for about five hours, so be sure to get there right when it happens! If you’re not sure where to watch the dyeing, the best viewing spots include:

East side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge

West side of the Columbus Drive Bridge

Along the banks of the Chicago Riverwalk between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.

Signature bar at Trump International Hotel & Tower

The Parade

This parade is packed with all things Irish – colorful floats waving green/white/orange flags, troops of Irish step dancers, booming marching bands and bagpipers, and, of course, anything green! It happens rain or shine and lasts for about three hours. If you want more elbow and viewing room, we recommend snagging a spot toward the start of the parade in Grant Park (Columbus & Balbo).

Dyeing of the Chicago River: 10:45 a.m.

Downtown Parade: 12 p.m.

FREE

Columbus Dr. from Balbo St. to Monroe St.

Chicago, IL 60605

For more information: http://chicagostpatsparade.com/

NORTHWEST SIDE IRISH PARADE

Sunday March 16, 2014

Celebrate faith, family, and Irish heritage at this parade on the Northwest side of Chicago.

Hours:

12 p.m.

Step off at William J. Onahan School

6634 W. Raven St.

Chicago, IL 60631

FREE

For more information: http://www.northwestsideirish.org/

ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL

Saturday March 15, 2014 – March 17, 2014

Enjoy one of Chicago’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Irish American Heritage Center! Live music, dance, food and activities all take place under one roof over three days.

Saturday

Enjoy traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, food, children’s activities, and an Arts and Craft Fair at this large-scale, family-oriented annual event. Live entertainment performed by Chicago Irish music groups and performers on tour from Ireland.

Sunday

This is a day for adults wanting to continue the holiday fun! Stop by for a pint, live music, NCAA games on large TV screens, darts, and a limited traditional Irish menu. Please note this event is for people 21 and over only.

Monday

Come back and celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day! The day-long celebration includes music, dance and face painting for children. There will be a mass at 11 a.m.

To see how Chicago is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 2014, visit www.choosechicago.com/st-patricks-day.

Hours

Saturday: 1 p.m. – midnight

Sunday: 1 – 8 p.m.

Monday: 12 – 10 p.m.

Admission

Saturday: $12 for advance purchase if bought by the end of the day on March 13

Children 12 and under: Free

Irish American Heritage Center

4626 North Knox Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630

773-282-7035

FREE-$15

For more information: http://www.irish-american.org/events/saint-patrick-s-festival-2014

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING ST. PATRICK’S DAY CRUISE

Saturday March 15, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a cruise with Shoreline Sightseeing! You’ll ride along the green river either pre- or post-parade, enjoying the architectural wonders of Chicago. A traditional Irish buffet will be served, including corned beef and cabbage and all the trimmings. A cash bar with Guinness and Irish coffee will also be available.

To see how Chicago is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 2014, visit www.choosechicago.com/st-patricks-day.

Hours:

10 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Shoreline Sightseeing Company

Navy Pier

Chicago, IL 60611

$49

For more information: http://shorelinesightseeing.com/cruisestours/special-events/st-patricks-day-cruise/

ERIN GO BEER! IRISH PUBS OF CHICAGO

Thursday March 13, 2014

Join tavern historian Liz Garibay for a thirst-free history adventure through some of Chicago’s unique watering holes. Inside each location, you’ll have time for a drink as your guide recounts the history of the establishment and its surrounding neighborhood. During this tour, you’ll explore your inner leprechaun and learn about Chicago’s celebrated Irish heritage!

Hours

March 6 & 13: 7 – 10 p.m.

Admission

Participants receive drink specials at each location when possible.

Meals and beverages are not included in the ticket price.

Limit of 6 tickets per purchase.

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614

$40 Tickets

For more information: http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/tours/history-pub-crawls

GAELIC STORM AT HOUSE OF BLUES

Thursday March 13, 2014 – Friday March 14, 2014

See Gaelic Storm live March 13-14 at House of Blues!

Hours:

9 p.m.

House of Blues

329 N. Dearborn

Chicago, IL 60654

$36

For tickets: http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/searchresults.php?venue=Chicago

BAD ADVICE

Fridays 8 p.m.

pH is starting your weekend off with some Bad Advice. Four players take your suggestion and spin it into three acts full of memorable characters, madcap situations and unbelievably horrible advice. At the end of each act, one of the characters from the show will offer you their unique takes on anything and everything.

Tickets $10

The pH Comedy Theater

1515 W. Berwyn Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

http://whatisph.com/badadvice.php

THE ORCHID SHOW with DRINKS!

Thursday March 13, 2014

Enjoy an evening among the orchids as you sample unique cocktails and more at this tasting event. Light fare and beverages by the glass will be available for purchase.

Hours:

6 – 8 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd.

Glencoe, IL 60022

$25-$28

For more information: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid/evening_orchids

 

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: March 6-9th, 2014

Beer.

Wait…you wanted to hear more?

Read on.

 

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

ERIN GO BEER! IRISH PUBS OF CHICAGO

March 6, 2014 – March 13, 2014

Join tavern historian Liz Garibay for a thirst-free history adventure through some of Chicago’s unique watering holes. Inside each location, you’ll have time for a drink as your guide recounts the history of the establishment and its surrounding neighborhood. During this tour, you’ll explore your inner leprechaun and learn about Chicago’s celebrated Irish heritage!

Hours

March 6 & 13: 7 – 10 p.m.

Admission

Participants receive drink specials at each location when possible.

Meals and beverages are not included in the ticket price.

Limit of 6 tickets per purchase.

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614

$40 Tickets

For more information: http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/tours/history-pub-crawls

AIR FAIR

March 1, 2014 – March 31, 2014

Fwooosh! Did you see that? Experience fun with force, flow and flight at Air Fair! Build rockets, send objects soaring and countdown to blast-off with our giant catapult, Launchinator!

Hours

Daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday Evenings: 5 – 8 p.m.

$14

Chicago Children’s Museum

700 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

For more information: http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/

BIG EAST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

March 9, 2014 – March 11, 2014

The Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament is being played in Chicago for the first time in conference history. Come see new members Butler, Creighton, Xavier, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St John’s, Villanova and of course host DePaul battle it out to be crowned the Big East champion. Round 1 on March 8th will be played at DePaul’s McGrath-Phillips Arena with later rounds being played at Allstate Arena, March 9th-11th.

Admission

Tickets Start $15

Parking: $20 (cash only)

Allstate Arena

6920 Mannheim Rd.

Rosemont, IL 60018

For more information: http://www.bigeast.com/championships/bige-14-w-baskbl-tournament.html

NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE WORLD: March 9: CELEBRATE MEXICO

Celebrate our city’s rich, cultural diversity with this performance series featuring a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and local folk artists from a different community each week.

Fun fact: As part of the celebration, enter to win round trip, main cabin, international air transportation for two courtesy of American Airlines at the Navy Pier guest services desk!

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

FREE

Hours:

12 – 3 p.m.

For more information: http://www.navypier.com/things2do/entertainment/special_events.html

ILLINOIS ORCHID SHOW AND SALE

March 8, 2014 – March 9, 2014

The Illinois Orchid Society presents its annual Spring Show and Sale. Individual orchids in 128 classes will be judged and the best will be given red, white and blue ribbons. Twenty-five entries will receive “best of class” green ribbons, and the best plant in the show will receive the Chicago Horticultural Society Award. Children can also get in on the fun with special orchid activities geared just to them.

Hours:

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission

Parking: $25

FREE

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd.

Glencoe, IL 60022

For more information: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/illinois_orchid_society_spring_show

 

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: February 28th-March 2nd, 2014

Polar Vortex? Why not plunge right into it!

Or, stay warm and watch an Irish flick.

Your choice.

 

 

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

 

 

CHICAGO IRISH FILM FESTIVAL

February 28, 2014 – March 8, 2014

See features, documentaries and shorts offering a representative selection of Irish film from the classics to the contemporary at this event, one of only a handful of Irish Film Festivals in the United States. Showings will be at Music Box Theatre and Gallery Theatre.

$7-&10

For more information: http://www.chicagoirishfilmfestival.com/

CHICAGO POLAR PLUNGE

March 2, 2014

One of the most popular events of the year, the 14th annual Chicago Polar Plunge, returns to the icy waters of Lake Michigan for one fun-filled morning and all in the name of an incredible cause. Last year, nearly 2,300 participants dipped their toes in or went waist high into Lake Michigan, in an effort to raise funds for the programs and athletes of Special Olympics Chicago.

Known for its festive costumes and courageous participants, prizes will be awarded to top three individual fundraisers, top team fundraiser, best three individual costumes, best group costume!

Once the dive is concluded, all are invited to a “Melt Down Party” which will take place inside the North Avenue Beach boathouse and in expanded heated tents. Admission is free and participants will receive free food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Hours:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North Avenue Beach

1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60613

For more information: http://sochicago.org/events/chicago-polar-plunge/

THE SECOND CITY’S 102ND REVUE

Started February 12, 2014

Celebrate the creation of Second City’s brand new show and get an exclusive look at their hilarious 102nd Revue. The Second City’s 102nd Revue is written and performed by an all-star cast including Chelsea Devantez, John Hartman, Mike Kosinski, Tawny Newsome (Jeff Award Winner – Best Revue), Emily Walker and Steve Waltien with Jeff Award-Winning Director, Mick Napier. Jesse Case will be at the keys as Music Director and Craig Taylor returns for his 34th Revue as Stage Manager for The Second City Mainstage.

Hours

Tuesday-Thursday: 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 8 & 11 p.m.

Sunday: 7 p.m.

$24-$29

The Second City Mainstage

The Second City

1616 N. Wells St.

Chicago, IL 60614

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

February 28, 2014 – March 9, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater blends ballet, modern dance, jazz, and African dance techniques. Performances will include new repertoire plus audience favorites for a spectacular 10 full-length performance run.

Hours

Friday: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 2 & 8 p.m.

Sunday: 3 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets Start $30

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

50 E. Congress Pkwy.

Chicago, IL 60605

Tickets Start $30

For more information: http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/pages/home/performances-events/performances.php?event_id=455

For more information: http://www.secondcity.com/performances/detail/2086/

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Stuff To Do Around Chicago: February 21-23rd, 2014

Dogs, french fries topped with gravy and a bunch of snow.

Sound like the perfect weekend in Chicago?

Read on.

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

 

CHICAGO FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

February 14, 2014 – March 22, 2014

The Chicago Flamenco Festival’s impressive line-up spans the worlds of music and dance and features some of the art’s brightest rising stars as well as established, critically acclaimed artists. These distinctive events further the Instituto Cervantes’ dedication to bringing the finest of Spanish and Hispanic culture in Chicago. Festival attendees will find something to suit all tastes in the full range of Flamenco arts explored in the performances.

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

31 W. Ohio St.

Chicago, IL 60654

For more information:

http://chicago.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha92816_47_2.htm

 

INTERNATIONAL KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

February 22, 2014 – February 23, 2014

Watch purebred dogs compete for the coveted “Best in Show” title, see Pro Plan Performance Team demonstrations of extraordinary feats of athleticism and skill by remarkably talented canines, watch demos by service dogs, shop 125 vendors, and more during this fun family event!

Fun fact: this event draws more than 10,000 dogs representing 160 breeds!

Hours:

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

McCormick Place Complex

2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60616

$15-$25

For more information: http://ikcdogshow.com/

 

POLAR ADVENTURE DAYS

February 22, 2014

Bundle up and have some winter time fun at Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island!

Meet live animals

Watch dog sledding demonstrations

Enjoy live entertainment

Create arts and crafts

Go “ice fishing” in the toddler zone

Participate in the REI winter activity station

Hours: 12 – 4 p.m.

Free snowshoe rental for exploration of the island if there is enough snow.

Free hot cocoa to the first 500 participants.

FREE

Northerly Island

1400 S. Lynn White Dr.

Chicago, IL 60605

For more information: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/polar-adventure-days/

 

NORTHALSTED WINTER FEST

February 23, 2014

From super cool winter exhibits to a steamy soup walk that’s sure to warm your bones, there’s something for everyone at Northalsted Winter Fest. The neighborhood’s restaurants, retailers and performers will be dishing out fire and ice to make this a Sunday funday for the books.

Event Highlights

See a live ice sculpting display at Halsted and Roscoe

Crown yourself ice king or queen with a photo op at the Kit Kat Lounge Patio

Be entertained by fire dancers as they bring the heat with live exhibitions at the Taverna 750 Patio

Get lit up at the 3D light show between Brompton and Cornelia

Soup Walk

Soup Walk pairs the neighborhood’s restaurants with retailers, so you can shop while you savor the flavors of Northalsted from 2 – 4 p.m.

FREE

For more information: http://www.northalsted.com/

 

POUTINE FEST

February 23, 2014

Poutine Fest is our city’s first annual competition of Canada’s popular late-night fast food favorite. What is poutine exactly? It’s a delicious combination of crispy french fries and cheese curds covered in gravy. You can taste the best poutine Chicago has to offer during one of two sessions (Lunch/Dinner), with one restaurant going home with the coveted title “King of Poutine.” You get to vote too!

$70-85

For more information:

http://poutinefest.com/

 

NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE WORLD: THIS WEEKEND PHILIPPINES

February 16, 2014 – April 13, 2014

12-3PM

Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

FREE

Celebrate our city’s rich, cultural diversity with this performance series featuring a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and local folk artists from a different community each week.

Fun fact: As part of the celebration, enter to win round trip, main cabin, international air transportation for two courtesy of American Airlines at the Navy Pier guest services desk!

March 23: Philippine Celebrate

March 30: Celebrate Africa

April 6: Celebrate Italy

April 13: Celebrate India

For more information: http://www.navypier.com/things2do/entertainment/special_events.html

 

Thanks to Choose Chicago for the events! These are just some of my personal picks.

LIKE ME. DO IT. 

AND THIS.

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