5 Things to do this Weekend: Mar 4

Winter is here with new and varied ways for you to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting this week.

Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!

Immerse Yourself in Art

Experience the works of Frida Kahlo in a whole new way through the stimulating new exhibit, Immersive Frida Kahlo. This unique display explores how Frida turned the pain and adversity in her life into masterworks.

Date: Mon, Feb 28 – Sat, May 28
Time: Times available online
Cost: From $55
Location: Lighthouse ArtSpace, 108 W Germania Pl
More Info: immersive-frida.com

Deep Dive into History

Dinosaur lovers, plan your visit to the Chicago Field Museum for Jurassic Oceans: Monsters of the Deep. This larger-than-life display of the creatures that ruled the seas 200 million years ago features huge skeletons and amazing facts about these Jurassic giants!

Date: Mon, Feb 28 – Mon, Sept 5
Time: Open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: From $27
Location: Chicago Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
More Info: fieldmuseum.org

Spring into Action

Now is the perfect time to welcome Spring with the Garfield Park Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show. This year’s theme “Knock Knock!” celebrates the end to the long Chicago winter and a return to warmer temperatures.

Date: Mon, Feb 28 – Sun, May 8
Time: Reservation only, check availability on website
Cost: Free
Location: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave
More Info: garfieldconservatory.org

Put the Pieces Together

Get in touch with your inner kid this weekend at The Art of the Brick, a sprawling display of over a hundred LEGO sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya. Don’t miss the 20-foot LEGO T-Rex and the LEGO photography exhibit!

Date: Mon, Feb 28 – Mon, Sept 5
Time: Open daily from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $14/adult | $11/child | $7/member
Location: Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, 5700 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive
More Info: msichicago.org

Silver Screen

It’s opening weekend for the Windy City Playhouse’s production of Son’s of Hollywood. Set in Hollywood’s 1920s heyday, the stars of the show are suddenly faced with an impossible choice as anti-gay regulations are rolled out: continue working in the industry or continue their relationship.

Date: Wed, Mar 2 – Sun, Apr 17
Time: Fri, Mar 4 at 8:00 pm | Sat, Mar 5 at 8:00 pm | Sun, Mar 6 at 2:00 pm
Cost: From $55
Location: Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W Irving Park Rd
More Info: windycityplayhouse.com

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