5 Things to do this Weekend: March 17

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!

Pizza + Running = Your Saturday Activity!

Join Read & Run Chicago and Pizza Tours USA with this unique twist on a standard food tour. This 3-mile running tour is pizza themed, and you’ll make stops at some famous pizza joints while enjoying Chicago architecture. Your reservation even includes a copy of the Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide, so buy a ticket to have a slice of fun this weekend. 
Date: March 18 
Time: 11:00AM 
Cost: $100 
Location: Starts at Lou Malnati’s, 1235 W Randolph St 
More info: readandrunchicago.com

Check Out the Chicago Tattoo Arts Festival

The 13th annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Festival is back. Your ticket gets you access to sessions where you can learn about tattoo history, see traditional Borneo Handtap tattooing, and meet some of your favorite celebrity tattoo artists. There’s something for every tattoo-lover at this festival!
Date: March 17 – 19 
Time: Fri 2:00 – 11:00PM; Sat 11:00 – 11:00PM; Sun 11:00 – 8:00PM 
Cost: $25+ 
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd 
More info: villainarts.com

Don’t Worry, Beer Happy at Stout Fest

Goose Island is celebrating all things stout beer at Stout Fest this weekend. Your ticket includes samples from 25+ participating breweries and a special 2023 commemorative beer glass. Bring your favorite beer lover to this niche festival that is sure to be intoxicatingly good fun. 
Date: March 19 
Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM 
Cost: $70+ 
Location: Goose Island, 1800 N Clybourn Ave 
More info: shop.oznr.com

Find Gold at Timmy’s Leprechaun Lounge

Head to Timothy O’Toole’s pub for their special St. Patrick’s Day pop-up bar, Timmy’s Leprechaun Lounge. Enjoy some homemade soda bread off their custom holiday menu or try one of the specialty cocktails. Keep celebrating Chicago’s favorite holiday by snagging a spot at the bar! 
Date: Closes March 18 
Time: Open During Bar Hours 
Cost: Free 
Location: Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N Fairbanks Ct 
More info: timothyotooles.com

Head to The Field Museum for a New Exhibit

Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery is on display at Field Museum for you to gain new perspectives through science, culture, and art. This interactive display has different examples of how we practice grieving as humans and how we see the life cycle in nature.  
Date: Runs through August 23 
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: $18+  
Location: Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr 
More info: fieldmuseum.org

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