5 Things to do this Weekend: May 5

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!

Be “Better Together” at the Luke Combs Concert

Get ready for a night of country music with Luke Combs at Soldier Field! As part of his World Tour, the chart-topping singer-songwriter will take the stage with his signature blend of traditional and modern country sound. Known for hits such as “Beautiful Crazy” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” this concert promises to be a high-energy, crowd-pleasing event that will have fans singing and dancing along to their favorite songs live! 
Date: May 6 
Time: Doors Open at 5:45PM 
Cost: $50+ 
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Dr 
More info: soldierfield.com

Pop in to Learn about Pop-Up Books

Pop-Up Books Through the Ages is an exciting exhibit at the Newberry Library that explores the fascinating world of pop-up books. From their origins in the 13th century to modern-day iterations, pop-up books have captivated readers of all ages with their whimsical designs and interactive features. The exhibit features a range of pop-up books from the Newberry Library’s collection, including rare and unique examples from around the world. 
Date: Runs through July 15 
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: The Newberry, 60 W Walton St 
More info: newberry.org

Be A Champion at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago is hosting a special event called City of Champions that’s perfect for sports fans of all ages! During this limited time event, visitors will be able to see LEGO builds inspired by their favorite sports teams and athletes, as well as participate in special building challenges and activities. Plus, guests who wear their favorite team’s apparel will receive a special discount on LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago merchandise! 
Date: Closes May 22 
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: $24.99+ 
Location: LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 601 N Martingale Rd 
More info: legolanddiscoverycenter.com

Come Hear ‘The State of Sound’

The State of Sound is open in Navy Pier! This free exhibit is a celebration of the diverse music scene in Illinois, featuring photos, memorabilia, and more from famous homegrown musicians. From the iconic blues sound of Muddy Waters to the amazing beats of Chance the Rapper, this educational and fun exhibit is a can’t-miss event that’s sure to be a great time for all music-lovers. 
Date: Open Daily  
Time: 11:00AM – 8:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave 
More info: navypier.org

Get Your Ticket to An Impactful Play

Lifeline Theatre and Pegasus Theatre Chicago present From the Mississippi Delta, a powerful and inspiring play that tells the story of three generations of African American women living in the rural South during the 1960s and 70s. This play explores issues of poverty, racism, and violence, as well as the resilience and strength of the human spirit. This production, directed by Ilesa Duncan, features a talented cast of actors who bring the characters and their struggles to life on stage. Don’t miss this moving and thought-provoking production that celebrates the power of storytelling to inspire change. 
Date: Runs through June 18 
Time: 2:30PM and 7:30PM 
Cost: $45 
Location: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N Glenwood Ave 
More info: lifelinetheatre.com


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