Get off your lazy butts and DO something this weekend!
To help get you motivated, here’s a list of things you can get your grubby little hands on.
(Radio version below)
The Gaming Under The Influence Show
Friday, May 17th
GUI is a live, internet broadcast game show where contestants compete simultaneously in video gaming and drinking!
Hosted by Jared Hoffa & ME!
Every Friday night at Belmont Pourhouse Lakeview.
Show streams LIVE 10pm
Want to compete? Want to learn more: http://www.theguishow.com
Bodies of Work Festival
May 15, 2013 – May 25, 2013
Celebrate the work of artists with disabilities during the Bodies of Work Festival. This multi-venue Chicago event features cutting-edge theater, dance, literature, poetry, spoken word, film, and visual/performance art. It also includes free public panels and talks in conjunction with many of the events.
For more information: http://bodiesofworkchicago.org
Hyde Park Garden Fair
Friday May 17, 2013 – May 18, 2013
Shop from among 50,000 handpicked plants at the 54th Annual Spring Sale! Includes annuals, container plants, groundcover, hanging baskets, herbs, house plants, perennials, shrubs, vines, roses, vegetables, and wildflowers – everything you need for a lush, beautiful garden.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hyde Park Shopping Center
55th St. & S. Lake Park
Chicago, IL 60615
For more information:http://www.hydeparkgardenfair.org/
Friday May 17, 2013 – May 19, 2013
Ready for summer? This three day festival kicks off our city’s festival season and is packed with German food, local merchant shopping, dancing and plenty of brews at the outdoor beer garden!
The main stage is located inside an oversized tent to create an arena feel that rocks.
On Saturday, bring your family to enjoy fun activities, arts & crafts, healthy food, fun balloons, and raffle prizes as part of Chicago Kids Day. Please note hours are 10a – 2 pm
Have fun with your furry friends during the Pet Pageant and Expo on Sunday. Please note hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday: 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Ashland Ave. and Barry Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Goose Island 25th Anniversary Party
Time to get your beer on!
Sample a variety of craft beers from Goose Island. There will also be music and local food favorites.
A portion of proceeds go to the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.
Goose Island Beer Company
Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon
Sunday May 19, 2013
See Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes live as they premiere their new animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie May 19 at The Vic! A Q&A will follow the screening.
The Vic Theatre
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
For more information: http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/Vic/ConcertDetails.aspx?ConcertId=5281
CYSO at Symphony Center
Sunday May 19, 2013
See the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) perform highlights from the soundtrack of the Academy Award-winning film 2001: A Space Odyssey in this special concert at Symphony Center.
Tickets Start $20
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk
Saturday May 18, 2013
Tour private homes in the historic Oak Park district during the 39th Annual Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk! Sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, this tour will showcase the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries.
Ultimate Plus Package
Extended weekend of one-of-a-kind architectural experiences
Orientation Center: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60302
For more information:http://gowright.org/wp2013/
Thanks to Choose Chicago for the events! These are just some of my personal picks.