5 Things to do this Weekend: April 15

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.

Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!

Rediscover a Visionary African American Painter

If you’re looking for a quiet, yet inspiring way to spend the weekend, stop by the Smart Museum of Art at The University of Chicago for Bob Thompson: This House is Mine. The exhibit chronicles the work of the Kentucky-born painter who rose to critical acclaim in the 1950s for his unique and complex works.


Date: 
Until Sun, May 15
Time: Fri – Sun, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

Location: Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S Greenwood Ave
More Info: 
smartmuseum.uchicago.edu

Catch a Musical for the Whole Family

Kids will enjoy this one-hour production of The Ugly Duckling, a classic tale about the importance of standing up to bullying and celebrating individuality. Watch the students learn to appreciate their new classmate’s differences in this funny and inspiring production.

Date: Fri, Apr 15
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: From $16

Location: Stahl Family Theater, 5900 W Belmont Ave
More Info: 
Chicagokidscompany.com

Disembark and Explore

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to explore some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings from the inside at Beyond the Boat. This two-hour walking tour allows guests to venture inside the buildings along the river boat tours, while experiencing beautiful interior architecture and learning about Chicago history.


Date: 
Sat, Apr 16 and Sun, Apr 17
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $30/adult

Location: Event Location Disclosed Upon Purchase
More Info: 
insidechicagowalkingtours.com

See a Touching Play

Experience Molly Sweeney by master Irish storyteller, Brian Friel, at the Chopin Studio Theatre. Sweeney was born blind and experiences the world in her own unique way until those around her propose to restore her eyesight, revealing much more than just the world around her.

Date: Fri, Apr 15 and Sat, Apr 16
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $40/adult

Location: The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St
More Info: 
irishtheatre.org

Meet the Easter Bunny

Celebrate spring at the Lincoln Park Zoo Easter Egg-Stravaganza. Hunt for eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, ride the carousel and more. Fun for all ages awaits!

Date: Sat, Apr 16
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $35

Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St
More Info: 
Eventbrite.com