5 Things to do this Weekend: March 31

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!

Wear Your Finest Cosplay to C2E2

Experience the ultimate celebration of pop culture at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, which is famously known as C2E2! This annual three-day event brings together fans of all ages and interests to celebrate comics, movies, TV shows, video games, and more. With a wide variety of exhibitors, panel discussions, and interactive experiences, C2E2 is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the world of pop culture.  
Date: March 31 – April 2 
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00AM 
Cost: $22.75+ 
Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr 
More info: c2e2.com

Wok Over to the Chinese Food History Exhibit

Discover the fascinating history of Chinese cuisine in America at the Chinese Cuisine in America: Stories, Struggles, and Successes exhibit at the Chinese American Museum! Learn about the challenges chefs and restaurant owners faced in the early years of Chinese immigration and explore the impact of Chinese cuisine on American culture. The exhibit features interactive displays, historical artifacts, and multimedia presentations that bring this rich history to life. 
Date: Currently Ongoing 
Time: During Museum Hours 
Cost: $5+ 
Location: Chinese American Museum, 238 W 23rd St 
More info: ccamuseum.org

Have A Dino-mite Adventure at Dino Works

Step back in time and explore the world of dinosaurs at Dino Works, a new exhibit at Wonder Works Children’s Museum! Designed for kids of all ages, this interactive exhibit allows visitors to experience life as a dinosaur. With hands-on activities, immersive displays, and life-size models of your favorite dinosaurs, Dino Works offers an engaging and educational experience for the whole family. The exhibit is sure to spark your child’s curiosity and love for science and history. 
Date: Runs through April 2 
Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM 
Cost: $13+ 
Location: Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W North Ave 
More info: wonder-works.org

Head to Goodman Theatre for a Powerful Play

Experience the power of storytelling with “Layalina” at the Goodman Theatre! This powerful play, written by Martin Yousif Zebari and directed by Sivan Battat, weaves together the stories of an Arab family as they navigate their lives in the suburbs of Chicago in the face of grief, upheaval, and change. With a talented cast and beautiful set design, this play promises to be a moving and unforgettable theatrical experience. 
Date: Runs through April 23 
Time: Varies by Day 
Cost: $15+ 
Location: Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn St 
More info: goodmantheatre.org

Take A Swing at the Cubs vs Brewers Game

Get ready for some exciting baseball action at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers! This classic rivalry between two National League Central Division teams promises to be an unforgettable game. Whether you’re a die-hard Cubs fan or a visitor looking for a memorable sporting experience, this game is sure to deliver.
Date: April 1 
Time: 1:20PM 
Cost: $21+ 
Location: Wrigley Field, 1060 W Addison St 
More info: ticketnetwork.com


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