5 Things to do this Weekend: April 28

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!

Runway Shows on the Mag Mile

Chicago Fashion Week is here with runway shows featuring internationally-famous brands as well as up-and-coming local designers. Shows scheduled for this weekend include Modern Minimalist & Ready To Wear, Urban & Street, and Evening Wear. Be sure to check out The Marketplace, a pop-up fashion and wellness boutique.

Date: April 27-30
Time: Times vary by show
Cost: $30+
Location: Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave Level 3
More Info: fashionbarchicago.com 

Into the Woods… With Broadway Stars 

Direct from Broadway, the Grammy®-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony®-winning musical Into the Woods is in Chicago with original Broadway cast members reprising their roles. It’s a stellar production that The Washington Post called “a priceless revival with a perfect cast.”

Date: April 27-30
Time: 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Cost: $42+
Location:   James M. Nederlander Theater, 24 W. Randolph St
More Info:  broadwayinchicago.com 

Don’t Miss Your Chance at the One-Of-A-Kind Show 

Unique, distinctive, and ONE-OF-A-KIND! Head to the Merchandise Mart for the Spring One-of-a-Kind Show and Sale, a gathering of 300 artists, makers and designers. Discover thousands of handmade items including home goods, fashion, jewelry, pet products, sculpture, fiber art, and more.

Date: April 28-30
Time: Fri & Sat10:00AM – 7:00PM; Sun 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Cost: $15+
Location: The Mart, 7th Floor, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
More Info:  oneofakindshowchicago.com 

Plaza Dining on the Mag Mile

Sit down to a multi-course dinner in Pioneer Court. At the junction of the Chicago River and Michigan Avenue, this is the most prominent and largest publicly-and-privately-owned plaza in Chicago. Surrounded by some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, each private dining dome accommodates 4 to 6 guests.

Date: April 27-30
Time: Varies by Reservation
Cost: $100+
Location: Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave
More Info: dinnerwithaview.ca 

Have a Dilly Good Time! 

Dill, Sweet, Gherkin, Kosher, or Bread and Butter… Pickles are the star of this Wrigleyville event featuring live music, pickle cocktails & mocktails, and pickle-focused food menus! Organized by Chicago Twenty Something, the Chicago Pickle Fest is a street-fest style party that you’re sure to relish. 
Date: April 29 
Time: 11:00AM 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: Various Wrigleyville Locations 
More Info: eventbrite.com 


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