10 things to do this weekend: April 7-10 | Chicago News


EXPO CHICAGO 2019, Lena Henke, Die Kommenden II (2018). Organized for IN/SITU by Jacob Fabricius, artistic director of Kunsthal Aarhus in Denmark. Image by Daniel Boczarski, courtesy of Bortolami (New York) and EXPO CHICAGO.

1. Praise

Contemporary and modern art from 65 cities around the world is exhibited at EXPO Chicago, including pieces from Bogota, Mexico City, Paris, London and Capetown. Explore curated galleries, art installations and special exhibitions.

Details: 6-9pm Thursday; 11am-7pm Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. $30 entry for one day; $45 entry three days / MENU

2. Stroll

As part of the Friends of Preserved Forests Indian Woods – Get to Know the North Branch Hike Series, you will explore two small reservations on the North Arm of the Chicago River. Face coverings are necessary when social distancing is not possible. Parts of the hike will be on dirt roads and off-road, so the organizers advise wearing boots.

Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Indian Road Woods (“Ted” Lechowicz Woods), 5901 N. Central Ave. Free / MENU

3. Update

Are you concerned about home improvement? Pass the Vintage home living room to ask experts questions about your home remodel, attend seminars, and connect with vendors specializing in historic tile, art glass repair and more.

Details: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park. $15 / MENU


Toddlers ages 3-5 can take part in a bunny hop while kids ages 6-12 can take part in a fun one-mile run during the Bunny Hop and Fun Run in Durkin. All children receive a gift bag, but the top three winners in each age group will also receive a medal and a gift basket.

Details: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Durkin Park, 8445 S. Kolin Ave. $7 / MENU

5. Worship

A glamorous opera singer, a revolutionary entertainer, and a sinister police chief are embroiled in a passionate love triangle in ‘Puccini’Tosca.” Learn more about Hedy Weiss’ opera in three acts.

Details: 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive. $49 and up / MENU

Russell Thomas as Mario Cavaradossi and Michelle Bradley as Floria Tosca (Credit: Todd Rosenberg)Russell Thomas as Mario Cavaradossi and Michelle Bradley as Floria Tosca (Credit: Todd Rosenberg)

6. Pose

Mobile phones and selfie sticks are ready for WNDR after darkwhere you can explore the Instagramable museum for extended hours.

Details: Showings available 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays at the WNDR Museum, 1130 W. Monroe St. $30 and up / MENU

7. Gather

the Poetry Reading by First Peoples: A Tribute to Living Nations, Living Word Project features readings by Native American poets Kimberly Blaeser, Elise Paschen, Mark Turcotte and Gwen Westerman.

Details: 11am-noon Saturday at The Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall, 60 W. Walton St. Free, registration required / MENU

8. Appreciate

On the Walking tour of historic homes, cabins and buildings in Wicker Parkyou’ll see more than 40 architectural gems, some of which date back to the late 1800s. According to organizers, the three-mile walking tour is not recommended for children under 13 or adults with medical conditions.

Details: 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday with additional dates through May 21 at 1237 N. Hoyne Ave. $35 / MENU

9. Discover

Have you ever wondered about flocks of feathered friends flying overhead or perched on nearby trees? To Barnyard birds of prey you will learn to identify common species that live near ours and how we can co-exist.

Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $5 / MENU

10. Taste

Craft beer, wine and live entertainment are on the menu for Tinley Park Brew & Vine. The event is for ages 21 and up.

Details: 4-10 p.m. Saturday at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18501 S. Harlem Ave. $40-$60; $15 designated driver / MENU

(Peter Kraayvanger/Pixabay)(Peter Kraayvanger/Pixabay)

Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before heading out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Email us.


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