5 Things to do this Weekend: April 8

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!

See International Art at Navy Pier

Come check out the ninth annual EXPO Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art. It features more than 140 international exhibitors in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. This is the perfect chance to see internationally renowned art close to home!


Date: Fri, Apr 8 – Sun, Apr 10

Time: Fri and Sat, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Sun, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: From $30

Location: Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, 600 E Grand Ave
More Info:
 expochicago.com

Light Up the City

Art on the Mart returns this weekend for its 2022 Spring Program, featuring the iconic film-like projections of Floe by Carrie Hanson and Choral by Marlena Novak and Jay Alan Yim, two pieces that center around the effects of climate change.

Date: Sat, Apr 9 – Wed, June 29
Time: 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm, nightly
Cost: Free

Location: The Riverwalk on Wacker Dr, between Wells and Lake St
More Info:
 artonthemart.com

Fill Your Glass

Foodies and beer fans should head to Brews & Bites at the Time Out Market. Featuring some of Chicago’s notable Black beer brewers, your ticket gets you a sample of 6 different beers, which are paired with a delicious dish prepared by a Time Out Market chef. Enjoy a live band while you check out all the offerings!

Date: Sun, Apr 10
Time: 4:00 pm
Cost: $80 general admission

Location: Timeout Market, 916 W Fulton Market
More Info:
 timeoutmarket.com

Shop for Homemade Goods

Looking for a gift for a loved one or perhaps just looking to treat yourself to some new jewelry? Don’t miss the last of this season’s Handmade Markets at The Empty Bottle. Featuring crafters of beautiful jewelry, clothing, and more, you can find sustainably crafted items of all kinds here.

Date: Sun, Apr 10
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: Free

Location: Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave
More Info:
 handmadechicago.com

Experience a Mind-bending Concert

Don’t miss a truly unique concert at Adler Planetarium! Enigma by multi-Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet, introduces us to the unknown with transportive music and stunning visuals that can hardly be described.

Date: Fri, Apr 8
Time: 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Cost: $30

Location: Adler Planetarium, 1300 DuSable Lake Shore Dr
More Info:
 spektralquartet.com