5 Things to do this Weekend: May 17

Enjoy 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!

Discover Paseo Boricua 

Also known as the Puerto Rican Promenade, Paseo Boricua is a half-mile long stretch of Division Street in Humboldt Park filled with thriving Puerto Rican restaurants and shops. With insight from professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho, this 90-minute walking tour delves into the community’s history through its murals and public art. 

Date: May 18 
Time: 10:00 to 11:30AM 
Cost: $25; $22.50 for Members of the Chicago History Museum 
Location: Meet at Ciclo Urbano, 2459 W. Division St, Chicago 
More Info: chicagohistory.org 

It’s Prom Season! 

Did you skip Prom? Or maybe you want to relive the experience? Everyone is invited to the All 80’s Prom: Chicago High, featuring the Chicago-based live band Tributosaurus. Taking place in the vintage Stagg Court gymnasium, the event features prom photos, a prom-style punch and an unforgettable night of nostalgic fun! 

Date: May 17 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $60 
Location: Stagg Court, Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago 
More Info: hyattexperiences.com  

Margarita Time 

Elevate your margarita game at the Chicago Margarita Fest. Enjoy a curated line-up of 15 different margaritas, from the classic to the exotic, along with Latin food vendors, local businesses, and artists. 

Date: May 17-19 
Time: Fri 5:00 to 10:00PM; Sat & Sun 12:00 to 10:00PM 
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation 
Location: 1800 S. Peoria St, Chicago 
More Info: margaritafestchi.com

After Hours at the Nature Museum 

This 21-and-over event is your chance to chill with a chinchilla, meet a ferret, and get to know Daphne, the boa constrictor. Ticket price includes one drink and access to all exhibits, including Wild World: Miracles in Conservation, a fascinating soon-to-close temporary exhibit. Additional food and drink available for purchase.

Date: May 17 
Time: 6:00 to 9:00PM 
Cost: $30; $25 for Museum Members 
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr, Chicago 
More Info: naturemuseum.org

Designing for Change: Opening Event 

Celebrate the opening of the Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibit: Designing for Change: Chicago Protest Art of the 1960’s-70’s examines major social movements of the era through the lens of graphic art. This opening event includes guided tours, expert speakers, interactive arts-making, and more. 

Date: May 19 
Time: 12:00 to 2:00PM 
Cost: Included with Museum Admission ($19 for adults; $17 for students & seniors) 
Location: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St, Chicago 
More Info: chicagohistory.org 

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