Over 150 varieties of organically grown vegetables, herbs and edible flower plants are available for purchase at Sale of annuals in the Kilbourn Park greenhouse. The organizers recommend providing a crate or container to transport your purchases.
Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. Free / MENU
Activate summer and watch the iconic Buckingham Fountain light up for the season. Enjoy live music, family activities, giveaways and special appearances, including WGN-TV’s Chief Weatherman, Tom Skilling.
Details: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Buckingham Fountain, 301 S. Columbus Drive. Free / MENU
For the first time in three years, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Chicago. Take a look at the telescope at Lunar Eclipse #LookUp, hosted by the Adler Planetarium. Learn more about Chicago astronomer Joe Guzman’s upcoming celestial show.
Details: 9 p.m. Sunday at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Free / MENU
The directory Chicago Jazz Strings Summit offers workshops, educational programs and live performances with the aim of encouraging and inspiring a new generation of improvising string musicians.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Constellation Chicago, 3111 N. Western Ave. $20 / MENU
A petting zoo, face painting, balloon sculpting, bouncy houses and live entertainment from Scribble Monster are on the menu for Spring Festival.
Details: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Free / MENU
World Migratory Bird Day will be commemorated atBirdwatching at the “Big Sit” event, where participants will see how many birds they can spot or hear without leaving a 17-foot-wide circle. Binoculars and advice will be provided.
Details: Saturday 8 a.m. to noon at the Cook County Forest Preserves Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest. Free / MENU
7. All aboard!
To Pullman Railroad Daysyou can see four historic Pullman cars from different eras, including the last passenger car built by the Pullman-Standard Company in 1981. Learn what it takes to run a railroad using a pacemaker locomotive or don a pair of virtual reality goggles to see how cutting-edge technology powers the country’s freight railroad.
Details: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Pullman Foundation Historical Exhibit Hall, 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave. $20 to $25; Free for children under 10 / MENU
More than 70 contemporary authors, poets and playwrights converge to celebrate the written word at American Writers Festival 2022including novelist Rebecca Makkai and screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin.
Twenty-one new feature films and two short film programs make their Windy City premiere at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. The festival opens Friday with a screening of Sundance People’s Choice Award winner “Cha Cha Real Smooth.”
Details: Screening times vary Friday through May 19 at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave. $15 per movie; Festival pass $150 / MENU
10. Raise a glass
Dozens of beers are available Baseball Stadium Brew Festivalincluding soapy drinks from Revolution Brewing, Goose Island, Sketchbook Brewing and dozens of other breweries, meads and cider houses.
Details: 2-6 p.m. Saturday at 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. $49; $79 VIP (one hour early entry); $10 Designated Driver Ticket / MENU
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.