5 Things to do this Weekend: May 24

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!

Catch Jason Alexander On Stage 

Emmy Award-winner Jason Alexander makes his Chicago stage debut in Judgment Day, a hilarious, irreverent comedy written by award-winning TV screenwriter Rob Ulin. Alexander stars as Sammy Campo, a morally bankrupt lawyer who seeks salvation through an unlikely bond with a Catholic priest who is having his own crisis of faith. 

Date: Extended through June 2 
Time: 10:00 to 11:30AM 
Cost: From $89 
Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave, Chicago 
More Info: chicagoshakes.com 

Mole De Mayo 

Mexico’s traditional Mole sauce, a staple in many households, is the star of this annual street festival. In addition to the Mole Cook-Off and a chance to savor mouthwatering Mole dishes, you’ll find a bustling arts & crafts market, live music, and exciting Lucha Libre wrestling! 

Date: May 24-26 
Time: Fri 5:00 to 10:00PM; Sat 12:00 to 10:00PM; Sun 12:00 to 9:00PM 
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation 
Location: 18th & Halsted Streets, Chicago 
More Info: moledemayo.org  

Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade 

Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. This year’s Parade Grand Marshal, Rear Admiral Zeita Merchant, U.S. Coast Guard, was born in Chicago and is the first African American woman promoted to flag rank in U.S. Coast Guard history. 

Date: May 25 
Time: Wreath Laying Ceremony at 11:00AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St, Chicago. Parade steps off at 12:00PM on State Street from Lake to Van Buren 
More Info: chicago.gov

Music Festival in Lakeview

The Belmont Sheffield Music Festival is the perfect place to kick off Chicago’s summer festival season. Enjoy two stages of live music, a tempting variety of food vendors, and merchants selling original art, jewelry, clothing, and more! 

Date: May 24-26 
Time: Fri 5:00 to 10:00PM; Sat & Sun 11:00AM to 10:00PM 
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation 
Location: Sheffield Ave from Belmont Ave to Roscoe St, Chicago 
More Info: lakevieweast.com  

From Australia… With Love 

If you have kids in your life, you probably know that Bluey is the beloved animated series from Down Under, which is now one of the most popular streaming shows in America. For all of the show’s young fans, Bluey X CAMP is like stepping into a real-life episode where they can laugh, play and pretend with Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad.

Date: Through Sep 28 
Time: Mon to Fri 10:00AM to 6:00PM; Sat 9:00AM to 8:00PM; Sun 9:00AM to 6:00PM 
Cost: From $44 
Location: 647 W. North Ave, Chicago 
More Info: camp.com 

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