5 Things to do this Weekend: May 19

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!

Step in Frank Lloyd Wright with Wright Plus

Step into the world of architectural brilliance and explore the iconic designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and other renowned architects at Wright Plus. This annual event, hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, offers a unique opportunity to tour exceptional private residences and landmark buildings in Oak Park, Illinois. Immerse yourself in the beauty and innovation of Wright’s architectural masterpieces, while gaining insights into the vision and philosophy behind his works. 

Date: May 20
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $125+
Location: Various Oak Park Locations
More info: flwright.org

Sip & Stroll at the Margarita & Sangria Fest

Enjoy a refreshing and lively experience at the Margarita & Sangria Fest! Hosted at the Lincoln Park Zoo, this event combines the vibrant flavors of margaritas and sangrias with the lively atmosphere of the zoo. Sip on delicious, handcrafted drinks while strolling through the beautiful surroundings of the zoo, enjoying the company of friends and fellow cocktail enthusiasts. With a wide variety of flavors and styles to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity to sample unique creations and traditional favorites.

Date: May 19
Time: 6:30 – 10:00PM
Cost: $15+
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St
More info: lpzoo.org

Craftsmanship & Community at the Renegade Craft Fair

Get ready for a vibrant showcase of creativity, craftsmanship, and artistic talent at the Renegade Craft Fair: Chicago Spring Edition. Discover one-of-a-kind treasures, engage with passionate creators, and support the thriving independent maker community. With live music, food vendors, and a lively atmosphere, the Renegade Craft Fair promises an amazing experience that celebrates the beauty of handmade goods.

Date: May 20 and 21
Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Clark St, between Bryn Mawr Ave & Edgewater Ave
More info: renegadecraft.com

See A Tribute to South Asian Women Artists at Testimonies on Paper

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of art and poetry as the Testimonies on Paper exhibition takes center stage. This extraordinary event showcases the works of talented South Asian women artists and poets, offering a profound glimpse into their experiences, identities, and narratives. Through a rich blend of visual art and written word, the exhibition celebrates the unique voices and perspectives of these remarkable creators.

Date: Runs through June 10
Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Cost: $5+
Location: South Asia Institute, 1925 S Michigan Ave
More info: choosechicago.com

Raise Your Glass at Cellared Beer Fest

Calling all beer enthusiasts! Get ready for a unique and immersive experience at the Cellared Beer Fest. This highly anticipated festival celebrates the art of aging and cellaring craft beers, showcasing a curated selection of rare and vintage brews from renowned breweries. Whether you’re a seasoned beer aficionado or simply curious to explore the world of aged beers, the Cellared Beer Fest promises a memorable tasting experience that will delight your palate and deepen your appreciation for the craft.

Date: May 20
Time: 12:00 – 10:00PM
Cost: $70+
Location: The Northman, 233 E Riverwalk
More info: thenorthman.com


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