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5 Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate that you finally made it through the week with five awesome events around Chicago this week! Every week we at Dream Town scour the city and handpick five things we’re excited about.

From culture and history, to weird culture and history, to checking out some art and theatre; you’ll have no shortage of things to talk about next Monday.


Disaster the Musical

Disaster! The New Musical Comedy

Check out the Chicago Theatre Workshop’s production of Disaster!, a side-splitting homage to the classic disaster films of the ‘70s. Heralded by Time Out NY as blissfully silly, this regional premiere promises to give you a night of boogie fever!

  • When: Fri Apr 20
  • Where: Edge Theater (5451 N Broadway St)
  • Hours: 7:30pm
  • Admission: $32.50 – $42.50
  • More info: disastermusical.com

Keith Haring Mural

Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural

Now is your chance to view the internationally-acclaimed artist Keith Haring’s Chicago mural. Featuring all 36 original panels and designed without any formal plan, this mural showcases the artist’s partnership with Chicago Public Schools – 500 students joined Haring to create this amazing piece of art.

  • When: Fri Apr 20 – Sun Apr 22
  • Where: Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
  • Hours: 10am – 7pm (Friday), 10am – 5pm (Sat – Sun)
  • Admission: Free
  • More Info: cityofchicago.org

Chocolate Expo

The Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Expo

Enjoy a sweet, fun-filled day at this artisan food and spirits expo. Try out deliciously crafted chocolates, or purchase tickets for the wine & spirits tasting benefiting the Holiday Heroes, an organization that hosts parties for hospitalized children and their families. Your ticket to this even also grants you entry to the adjacent Coffee & Tea expo!

  • When: Sat Apr 21 – Sun Apr 22
  • Where: Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd)
  • Hours: 11am – 6 pm (Sat), 11am – 5pm (Sun)
  • Admission: $25 – $35
  • More Info: gourmetexpos.com

Peterson Garden Plant Sale

Peterson Garden Project Plant Sale

The Peterson Garden Project is hosting its 7th annual edible plant sale. Kickstart your home garden with these locally grown organic favorites from Montalbano Farms, each of the seedlings chosen specifically for our Midwestern climate.

  • When: Sat Apr 21 – Sun Apr 22
  • Where: Across from the Aragon Ballroom (1101 W Lawrence Ave)
  • Hours: 10am – 4pm
  • Admission: Free
  • More Info: petersongarden.org

Birds of Prey

Bird The Preserves: Hawks & Falcons

Learn about Illinois’ native birds of prey at the River Trail Nature Center. Cook County’s vast forest preserve system is home to a variety of unique raptors, and their Birds of Prey series is a great way to get up-close and personal with a few of the areas finely feathered friends.

  • When: Sun Apr 22
  • Where: River Trail Nature Center (3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook)
  • Hours: 1:30pm
  • Admission: Free
  • More Info: fpdcc.com

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