5 Things to do this Weekend: April 7

Get ready to welcome 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!

Branch Out to See the Cherry Blossoms

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather with an adventure to see the beginnings of the cherry blossoms in Chicago. From parks to botanical gardens, these picturesque spots offer the perfect backdrop for a springtime stroll or a serene picnic. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness the fleeting beauty of these stunning flowers in bloom! 
Date: Now Until Early May 
Time: Anytime 
Cost: Free 
Location: Various Locations in Chicago 
More info: timeout.com

Check Out a New Play for a Captivating Night Out

Babel, by Jacqueline Goldfinger, is now running at Redtwist Theatre in Chicago. Through a mix of humor, drama, and magic realism, Babel asks important questions about the nature of language and identity, and whether it is possible to bridge the gaps between different cultures and ways of being. With a talented cast and a captivating script, Babel is a must-see production for anyone interested in the power and complexity of human communication. 
Date: Runs through April 30 
Time: 7:30PM and 3:30PM 
Cost: $25+ 
Location: Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr Ave 
More info: redtwisttheatre.org

Sip in Secret at The Roar on Rush

Enter a secret passageway to find yourself in the hottest speakeasy in town… The Roar on Rush. This interactive night out features 1930s Prohibition design everywhere you can look. From the specialty cocktails to the amazing performers, this bar is part time-travel, part-date spot, and all fun! 
Date: Runs through April 29 
Time: Varies by day 
Cost: $66+ 
Location: The Roar on Rush, 437 N Rush St 
More info: theroaronrush.com

Learn About the Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire in Focus is a fascinating exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center that explores the infamous fire of 1871. The exhibit features photographs, artifacts, and interactive displays that document the aftermath of the fire and the efforts to rebuild Chicago after. Whether you’re a history buff or simply curious about one of Chicago’s most famous events, check out this exhibit offering a unique perspective on this pivotal moment in the city’s history.
Date: Runs through April 9 
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St 
More info: chicago.gov

Have An Illuminating Time at ‘Solstice’

Solstice is a captivating art exhibit currently on display at Navy Pier in Chicago. Created by the talented artists at Luftwerk, the exhibit explores the interplay between light, color, and architecture. Visitors can explore a variety of different environments, from a kaleidoscopic tunnel of mirrors to a glowing field of illuminated rods. Head to Navy Pier to see stunning visual effects that create a sense of wonder and awe.
Date: Runs through April 16 
Time: 11:00AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave 
More info: navypier.org


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