5 Things to do this Weekend: March 24

Get ready to welcome the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, 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 to kick off the spring season!

Shimmy Over to the Shamrock Shuffle

The Shamrock Shuffle is back! This popular race attracts thousands of runners from all over the world and is known for its fun atmosphere and Irish-themed festivities. The course winds through the streets of downtown Chicago, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park. Get a bib number or cheer on your friends at the race! 
Date: March 26 
Time: 8:00AM 
Cost: $65+ 
Location: Downtown Chicago 
More info: shamrockshuffle.com

Pop in for Some Fun at Uncorked: The Chicago Wine Festival 

Uncorked: The Chicago Wine Festival is an annual celebration of wine that brings together local winemakers, sommeliers, and wine enthusiasts from across the city. You can sample a variety of wines from around the world, attend seminars and tastings, and indulge in gourmet food pairings. With live music and an electric atmosphere, this festival offers an immersive experience for all types of wine lovers. 
Date: March 25 
Time: 7:00 – 11:00PM 
Cost: $70+ 
Location: Museum Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr 
More info: uncorkedwinefestivals.com

Immerse Yourself in the Ocean at Ritmo del Mar

Help open the new exhibit Ritmo del Mar at the Shedd Aquarium this Saturday! This immersive experience features live animals, vibrant artwork, and interactive installations that showcase the rhythms and patterns of the ocean. Come and be mesmerized by the sights and sounds of this captivating new exhibit. 
Date: March 25 
Time: 7:00 – 11:00PM 
Cost: $19.95+  
Location: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S DuSable Dr 
More info: sheddaquarium.org 

Come See ‘Simply the Best’ Musical, Tina!

Tina, the Musical is on tour and in Chicago! The electrifying energy of the iconic Tina Turner has been dramatized for the stage, and it follows her life story as she climbs to fame. Featuring mesmerizing choreography and powerhouse vocals, this musical will have you dancing in your seat to Tina Turner’s biggest hits. Buy a ticket to find out ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’ 
Date: Closes April 2 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $46+ 
Location: James M. Nederlander Theater, 24 W Randolph St 
More info: tinathemusical.com

Hear the Music at the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

Experience the beautiful music of the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Celebrating the legacy of composer and performer Percy Grainger, this festival brings together top wind ensembles from around the country for a weekend of unforgettable performances. From classic works to modern masterpieces, the festival showcases the versatility and power of the wind band as a musical art form. Don’t miss your chance to be swept away by the rich and dynamic sounds of the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival 
Date: March 25 
Time: 1:30PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave 
More info: cso.org

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