5 Things to do this Weekend: April 16 – April 18

Stay safe and entertained with these online and socially distanced events. 

Experience the Broadway highlights of 1961

Porchlight Music Theatre announces its next virtual offering, the latest edition of its New Faces Sing Broadway series. Filmed on-site at Chicago’s historic Studebaker Theatre, the series is taking audiences on a musical journey from the start to the finish of an entire Broadway season in 90 minutes.

Date: Fri April 16 – Sun April 18
Time: 12PM (72hr pass)
Cost: $25-$50 

Location: Virtual
More Info: porchlightmusictheatre.org

Embrace your inner cat lady 

POP Cats is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art. It will feature cat playgrounds, artists, music, photo ops, artisans, exciting brands, workshops, cat adoptions, and more!

Date: Sat April 17 – Sun April 18 
Time:
 10:30AM – 4:30PM

Location: Artifact Events 4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Cost: $10-$30

More Info: popcats.org

Center yourself and your little ones 

Children and caregivers unplug and bond through moving, breathing, and connecting in this free class from Buddha Family Yoga.

When: Sun April 18
Time:
 10AM – 11AM 

Location: Virtual
Cost:
 Free
More Info: 
zoom.us

Learn, shop, paint, & craft  

Join the Absolutely Anything Essential gift shop, Chicago’s Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Lifestock Love Oasis for a day of learning, shopping, painting and supporting community. 

Date: Sat April 17
Time:
 10AM – 5PM 

Location: 3521 S King Dr
Cost: $0 – $45 
More Info: eventbrite.com

Be a tourist in your own town 

Discover Chicago’s world-famous architecture and dramatic history on Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architecture River Tour. The 1-hour tour highlights more than 40 architectural landmarks lining the Chicago River.

Date: Ongoing
Time: Multiple departure times

Location: Chicago River at Michigan Avenue
Cost: $19 – $41
More Info: tickets.shorelinesightseeing.com