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!
Discover the Flavors of Sauced Market
Experience a foodie’s wonderland at the Sauced Market! Discover a diverse array of gourmet food vendors, indulge in unique flavors, and engage with passionate artisans. Immerse yourself in workshops, demonstrations, and live entertainment while supporting local businesses. Don’t miss this vibrant event that will leave your taste buds craving for more.
Date: May 12 and 13
Time: 5:00 – 10:00PM
Location: House of Vans, 111 N Elizabeth St
More info: saucedmarket.com
See ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Go from Page to Stage
Immerse yourself in the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show! Based on the beloved children’s book by Eric Carle, this family-friendly show brings those colorful characters to life on stage. Join for a journey through the stages of metamorphosis, as the caterpillar munches through various foods before transforming into a beautiful butterfly. With storytelling, puppetry, and a dose of whimsical charm, this show is a must-see for families and fans of Carle’s iconic work.
Date: May 12 and 13
Time: 9:30 and 11:30AM
Location: Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S Racine Ave
More info: chicagochildrenstheatre.org
Witness the Magic of Art on the Mart
Prepare to be mesmerized by the captivating Art on the Mart: Selected Works from the Class of 2023. This outdoor art installation transforms the façade of the iconic Merchandise Mart into a gigantic canvas for visual displays from the graduating class of 2023. Experience the fusion of art and technology as colors, animations, and imagery dance across the building’s surface.
Date: Closes May 14
Time: 8:30 and 9:00PM
Location: The Merchandise Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
More info: artonthemart.com
Toast to WhiskyFest!
Whisky enthusiasts, get ready to indulge in a sophisticated evening of tasting and discovery at WhiskyFest Chicago! Presented by Whisky Advocate, this renowned event brings together a remarkable collection of whisky brands and experts under one roof. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, WhiskyFest Chicago offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and flavor palate while connecting with fellow whisky lovers.
Date: May 12
Time: Doors open at 5:30PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago,
More info: whiskyadvocate.com
Explore Art at the Hyde Park Art Center
Prepare to be captivated by the artistry and thought-provoking creations of Edra Soto as the Hyde Park Art Center proudly presents the exhibition Destination: El Destino – A Decade of Graft. Step into a world where personal narratives, cultural exploration, and intricate craftsmanship intertwine. Through a decade’s worth of Soto’s work, this exhibition invites you to contemplate themes of identity, migration, and the complex relationship between art and society.
Date: Runs through August 6
Time: Open During Gallery Hours
Location: Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave
More info: hydeparkart.org