Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!
Get Your Ticket for ‘A Soldier’s Play’
Experience the gripping drama of A Soldier’s Play at CIBC Theatre this weekend. Set in 1944 on a segregated army base in Louisiana, this powerful play explores the deep-seated racial tensions and prejudices that exist within American society. As the murder of a black sergeant ignites a powder keg of emotions, an attorney is sent to investigate the crime and uncover the truth. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness one of the most impactful plays of our time.
Date: Closes April 16
Time: 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Location: CIBC Theatre, 18 W Monroe St
More info: broadwayinchicago.com
Jazz It Up with the CSO
Get ready for a night of exceptional jazz music with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour at the Chicago Symphony Center. This extraordinary concert brings together some of the most talented and acclaimed jazz artists of our time for a one-of-a-kind performance. From soulful ballads to upbeat rhythms, this performance will showcase the best of the jazz genre, with electrifying performances that will leave you feeling inspired and invigorated. Get your tickets to be transported to a world of rhythm and soul!
Date: April 14
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave
More info: cso.org
Take Yoga to New Heights on the 360 Sky Deck
Enjoy a unique yoga experience at the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck with an unforgettable morning of yoga, meditation, and breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline from the 94th floor. Led by expert instructors, this hour-long yoga session will take place in a spacious and serene setting that offers incredible views of the cityscape. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting your practice, 360 Sky Yoga offers a truly unique experience that will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed, and energized.
Date: April 15
Location: 360 Chicago Observation Deck, 875 N Michigan Ave
More info: eventbrite.com
See Beautiful Art at EXPO CHICAGO
EXPO CHICAGO is the premiere international art fair that takes place every fall at Navy Pier in Chicago. Bringing together leading galleries from around the world, this event offers a unique opportunity for collectors, art enthusiasts, and professionals to view and purchase contemporary and modern artwork. In addition to the galleries, the fair features a range of programs, including panel discussions, special exhibitions, and site-specific installations. The fair attracts visitors and art lovers from around the world and is considered one of the top cultural events in the Midwest!
Date: April 13 – 16
Time: Varies by Day
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave
More info: expochicago.com
Watch Great Movies with the Chicago Latino Film Fest
The Chicago Latino Film Festival is back, showcasing the best in Latino cinema from around the world. Film enthusiasts can enjoy an array of feature films, documentaries, and shorts, all of which celebrate Latino culture and explore the Latino experience. With screenings at various venues throughout the city, this festival offers a unique opportunity to discover new voices and perspectives in film, and to connect with a vibrant and diverse community of filmmakers and film lovers.
Date: Opens April 23
Time: Various Showings
Cost: Varies by Day
Location: Virtual & in Theaters Across the City
More info: chicagolatinofilmfestival.org