5 Things to do this Weekend: Aug 28 - Aug 30

Stay safe. Stay home. Stay entertained with these 5 online events this weekend. 

Create some art

Incorporating natural materials and easily found household objects, this virtual event will help you create a DIY masterpiece. From weaving to printmaking, you’ll have a chance to find a medium that speaks to your creativity.

Date: Fri Aug 28 – Sun Aug 30
Time: See website for schedule
Cost: Free
More Info: craftcontemporary.org

Travel the world

Experience the Louvre this weekend, and explore their online exhibits from home. This one-of-a-kind virtual tour offers the chance to wander through the galleries and rooms of this world-class museum without ever having to venture off your couch!

Date: Fri Aug 28 – Sun Aug 30
Time: See website for schedule
Cost: Free
More Info: louvre.fr

Make an aquatic friend

You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime meet and greet! Hosted by the Shedd, this unique event gives you the chance to virtually hang out with Biff, Cruz, Laguna and Tanner, the aquarium’s amazing sea lions.

Date: Fri Aug 28 – Sun Aug 30
Time: 1pm
Cost: $55 – $60
More Info: sheddaquarium.org

Host a festival at home

The iconic Square Roots Fest has gone virtual this year! Catch some of the city’s best musical talents this weekend with this live streamed event. Featuring sets from The O’My’s, Frank Waln, Bomba con Buya and so much more, you won’t want to miss out.

Date: Sat Aug 29
Time: 6pm
Cost: Free
More Info: squareroots.org

Discover Chicago’s history

Dive into the rich history of the city’s south side with a virtual tour of Beverly. Known for its distinctive architecture and rolling green hills, this amazing community offers a chance to discover something new about your hometown.

Date: Sun Aug 30
More Info: chicagohistory.org


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