5 Things to do this Weekend: April 21

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!

Dive Into the Magic of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Ballet

The Little Mermaid is onstage now with Joffrey Ballet! Based on the beloved fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this visually stunning production brings to life the story of a mermaid who longs to be human and find love. With imaginative choreography by Yuri Possokhov, lavish sets and costumes, and stunning underwater visuals, The Little Mermaid promises to be a magical experience for audiences of all ages. 
Date: Runs through April 30 
Time: 2:00PM and 7:00PM 
Cost: $36+ 
Location: Lyric Opera House, 20 N Wacker Dr 
More info: joffrey.org

Why’s the Rum Gone? It’s at Rum Fest!

The Chicago Rum Festival is an annual event that celebrates all things rum. From delicious rum cocktails to top-quality tastings, this festival is the perfect opportunity for rum enthusiasts to explore and enjoy the wide variety of rum offerings from around the world. The festival features dozens of rum brands, live music, and expert-led seminars and workshops on rum-making, history, and culture. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this fun festival! 
Date: April 22 
Time: 2:00 – 7:00PM 
Cost: $45+ 
Location: Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie Blvd 
More info: chicagorumfest.com

See Rainn Wilson at the Chicago Humanities Festival

Rainn Wilson is a multi-talented actor, comedian, writer, and producer best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the hit television series, The Office. In this special event presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival, Wilson will share his insights and experiences on life, creativity, and spirituality. With his trademark wit and humor, Wilson is sure to inspire and engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from one of today’s most beloved cultural figures. 
Date: April 21 
Time: 7:00PM 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: Francis W. Parker School, 330 W Webster Ave 
More info: chicagohumanities.org

Hear a Piano Masterpiece with the CSO

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Trifonov Plays Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring the talented pianist Daniil Trifonov. This concert is an opportunity to witness a stunning performance of one of the most challenging and beloved works in the piano repertoire. The program also includes works by Stravinsky and Debussy, making for an unforgettable evening of classical music.  
Date: April 22 and 23 
Time: 8:00PM and 3:00PM 
Cost: $85+ 
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave 
More info: cso.org

Savor the Best of Mexican Spirits

Mexico in a Bottle is an annual celebration of Mexican spirits. Presented by Mezcalistas, a leading authority on Mezcal and Mexican spirits, this event showcases the rich history and culture of Mexico’s diverse spirits through tastings, seminars, and cultural experiences. With live music, food, and a lively atmosphere, Mexico in a Bottle is the perfect opportunity to discover and appreciate the unique and complex flavors of Mexican spirits. 
Date: April 23 
Time: 4:00 – 7:00PM 
Cost: $50+ 
Location: Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St 
More info: mezcalistas.com


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