Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.
Praise Be the Music Makers
Did you know gospel music was born in Chicago more than 80 years ago? This weekend in Millennium Park, lift your spirits and get on your feet for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival. Featuring top gospel artists from across the country, from traditional choirs to contemporary hip-hop gospel and house music.
Date: June 4
Time: 3:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
More info: chicago.gov
Do You Do Division? We Do!
Family fun and live music fill Division St. for three days, with two stages, countless vendor booths, and activities ranging from a petting zoo to the carnival mainstay mega slide!
Date: June 3-5
Time: 5-10pm Friday, 12-10pm Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Free, or optional $10 donation
Location: Division Street between Damen and Leavitt
More info: westtownchamber.org
75 Years of Art on 57th Street
The oldest juried art fair in the Midwest returns to 57th Street for its 75th year. Meet the incredible creators of quality fine art, from glass, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, and more. You’re guaranteed to find something special!
Date: June 4-5
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday
Location: 57th Street between Woodlawn and Kenwood Ave.
More info: 57thstreetartfair.org
Explore the Career of one of Chicago’s Most Influential Artists
Nick Cave has been creating vibrant works of art for decades. Combining a range of disciplines with community building and impeccable craftsmanship. The MCA presents the first career-spanning survey of Cave’s work. Nick Cave: Forothermore is an ode to those who live their lives as outsiders.
Date: Now thru October 2nd
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Cost: Free with Museum Admission
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave
More info: mcachicago.org
Channel Your Inner Frida Kahlo
Surround yourself with immersive projections of Frida Kahlo’s work before grabbing a brush, sipping some wine, and painting your own masterpiece. Bring your friends and family and get a masterclass in art from Illinois artist Talia Prilutsky.
Date: June 5 & June 12
Cost: Art Class $90, Art Class & Frida Exhibit $125
Location: Lighthouse Artspace Chicago, 108 West Germania Place
More info: immersive-frida.com