5 Things to do this Weekend: May 20

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

Rediscover a Master French Artist

The Art Institute of Chicago presents a groundbreaking retrospective of Paul Cezanne, the 19th century French painter who created some of the most influential works of Modernism. Discover how his pivotal works were made, and why his art remains vital today.

Date: May 15 – Sep 5
Time: Regular Museum Hours
Cost: $7 in addition to general admission ticket
Location: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave
More info: artic.edu

Tour the Unsung Hero of Chicago Architecture

Chicago is a city built on brick. There’s even a style of brick named after Chicago! Join a Brick of Chicago neighborhood walking tour all month long as they explore the elements that came together to build “The Great Central Market” of America.

Date: May 20 – June 15
Time: Various
Cost: $12 – $19
Location: Various Neighborhoods
More info: brickofchicago.com

Get Your Arts & Crafts On

Chicago is getting a brand new street fair. The Spring Lincoln Roscoe Art & Craft Fair runs this weekend, featuring art for the home including sculptures, fiber pieces, décor, jewelry, and more. Everything is handmade by local artists and artisans.

Date: May 21 – 22
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: On Lincoln Ave from Roscoe to School
More info: amdurproductions.com

Soul Food and Soulful Sounds

Take a Sunday drive to the Time Out Market for a variety of delicious brunch dishes. Everything from shrimp and smoked pork to a stack of buttermilk pancakes. Order as much as you want, grab a mimosa pitcher, and enjoy the tunes courtesy of Chicago Soul Jazz Collective.

Date: Every Sunday now through July 31
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Time Out Market Chicago, 916 W Fulton Market
More info: timeout.com

Kick Off the Summer Festival Season

Celebrating local musicians and artists, including the city’s top party bands, Mayfest is designed to showcase the neighborhood and support its economy. Celebrating its 25th season in the Historic District of Lincoln Park. Drop by, grab some delicious summertime eats, and light up the weekend.

Date: May 20 – 22
Time: 5:00-10:00pm Friday, 12:00-10:00pm Saturday/Sunday
Cost: Free
Location: Armitage from Sheffield to Racine
More info: starevents.com

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