Stuff to Do Around Chicago May 17-19th, 2013

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)

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

Fun Stuff To Do, People!

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:


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:


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:



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!

Music Tent

The main stage is located inside an oversized tent to create an arena feel that rocks.

Kids Day

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

Pet Pageant

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)

Chicago, IL



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.



7 p.m.


Ages: 18+

The Vic Theatre

3145 N. Sheffield Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

For more information:


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.


7:30 p.m.

Tickets Start $20

Symphony Center

220 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60604

For more information:


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

May 16-19

Extended weekend of one-of-a-kind architectural experiences

Orientation Center: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

951 Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60302

Tickets $100

For more information:

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


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