Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, 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!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are world-famous, so plan your weekend accordingly! Before seeing that kelly-green river, find a good spot at the parade as dozens of floats head through town and spotlight this year’s theme “Recognizing Workers Rights.”
Date: March 11
Location: Starts at Balbo Dr & Columbus Dr
More info: chicagostpatricksdayparade.org
Tour Chicago’s Oldest Home
The Clarke House is a Greek-revival style home built in 1836, making it Chicago’s oldest home. They host free guided tours, and you can experience a taste of life in pre-Civil War Chicago. The architecture and interior design are unmatched in the city. Reserve your spot for one of their weekly tours to learn more.
Date: March 11
Location: Clarke House, 1827 S Indiana Ave
More info: chicagoonthecheap.com
Celebrate the Genius of Mozart with an Immersive Experience
From the producers of Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Mozart is opening in Chicago and ready to dazzle! If you think classical music is boring, you won’t after discovering this expertly designed experience that takes you through the composer’s work and creative process to experience his music like never before.
Date: Opens March 10
Time: Varies by Day
Location: Lighthouse Art Space, 108 W Germania Pl
More info: mozartimmersive.com
Watch the Chicago Irish Film Fest from Home!
The 24th annual Chicago Irish Film Festival is back, and you can watch it all from the comfort of your own couch! Buy a virtual pass to stream the films that tell stories of Ireland in 2023. Don’t miss movies like Aisha, starring Leticia Wright from the Black Panther movies, or The Ghost of Richard Harris, a documentary about the famous eponymous Irish actor.
Date: Closes March 12
Time: Varies by
Location: Your Home!
More info: chicagoirishfilmfestival.com
See A Special Exhibit at the WNDR Museum
The WNDR Museum’s exhibit Creatives of Color features the work of four unique artists in different visual mediums. Currently running is “Battle Royale” by Nikko Washington that mixes art and sport in an immersive experience. You’ll be transported by his use of music, visuals, and light. Explore the rest of the museum while you’re there for a creative and stimulating day out.
Date: Closes March 20
Time: Varies by Date
Location: WNDR Museum, 1130 W Monroe St
More info: wndrmuseum.com