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Weekend Alert March 24-26: Boat Tours Have Begun! + New Exhibit At MSI, an Indian Cooking Class, Dance, Tap and a Chamber Opera

Wendella Sightseeing Boats

Are you ready to take advantage of your weekend in Chicago? Here's our list of weekend events and shows to top your itinerary. Check out the new exhibit Extreme Ice at the Museum of Science and Industry (there's many more blockbuster exhibits here now and coming soon to Chicago). The Chicago Flower and Garden Show finishes out its second weekend (and is one of four flower shows kicking off spring). Another sure sign of the season? River boat tours are back for sightseeing cruises! It's time


Weekend Alert March 17-19: March Madness Deals, a Food Fest, a Flower Show + Heated Domes On The Riverwalk

City Winery

The weekend is here and it's nothing short of a great time. Have you created your NCAA March Madness bracket?? We're sure you have. Now get ready to watch all the action at one of the many Chicago restaurants and bars offering promotions for the tournament. Not only that, we've got heated outdoor (!) domes at City Winery Riverwalk, more St. Patrick's Day events, art and dance showcases and much more. It's time to make weekend plans with our Chicago guide.


Weekend Alert March 10-12: St. Patrick's Day Fun + Musical Seesaws at Navy Pier + Where to Find the Cubs World Series Trophy

Impulse at Navy Pier

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, we're kicking things off this weekend with some amazing events to celebrate! Not only are there must-see Chicago St. Patrick's Day events with Chicago Riverwalk festivities like the parade & river dye, but Navy Pier opens a new public activated light and sound experience that will have you pulling your cameras out. Don't forget to tag #mychicagopix. Create your Chicago weekend itinerary with our guide!


Weekend Alert March 3-5: Last Chance to Ice Skate, Craft Beer + Wing Fests, Rare Orchids and a Literature/Dance/Music Mashup Masterpiece

Millennium Park Ice Skating

Is it March already?? They say time flies when you're having fun and that's definitely the case in Chicago. This weekend continues to bring some great events that you can't miss. Check out a spectacular show of orchids, pig out on some of Chicago's best wings or taste classic and new brews at one of two booze festivals. Oh, and don't miss the final weekend of downtown ice skating. Make your weekend plans for Chicago here with these seven top picks.


Weekend Alert February 24-26: New Pop-Up Bar, Vintage Fashion Show + Antique Market, Mardi Gras Party and a Beer Fest

Emporium Arcade Bar

Looking for the top events in Chicago this weekend? Well you're in the right place. Whether you're looking for booze fests, a place to shop, arcade bar or all of the above, Chicago is the place to be this weekend. Be one of the first to check out the opening of The Backroom pop-up bar at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel this Saturday. Or explore Northerly Island Park during Polar Adventure Days. It's time to make weekend plans. 

Weekend Alert February 17-19: Get Outside! 3 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors + 2 Operas + 1 Tasty Taco Showdown

Chicago Architecture Tour Shoreline Sightseeing

Are you ready to take advantage of the warmth in Chicago this weekend? We've got a great roundup of events and outdoor activities (how about a cruise... in Chicago... in February?!). Score a deal and see highly-anticipated plays to round out Chicago Theatre Week, watch a new-to-Chicago production of Carmen, or chow down on tacos from some of the best chefs. Not only that, see how you can celebrate National Engineers Week at a free annual festival. It's time to make weekend plans —


Weekend Alert February 3-5: Dragons Dancing in the Streets for Chinese New Year + Picks for Football Fans + Must-See Music, Art and Culture

Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

What's on your agenda this weekend in Chicago? Well we've got some Chicago events here that should be at the top of the list. From a grand celebration of Chinese New Year to a celebration of poetry, there's so much to do. OH, and it's Chicago Restaurant Week. Though if all-you-can-eat wings is your preferred menu, we have some options for Sunday's big game. It's time to make weekend plans, here's your gameplan!


Weekend Alert January 27-29: Beer Fests + Celebrate the White Sox, Restaurant Week and Chinese New Year

Chicago Chinese New Year at Chicago Cultural Center

Are you ready to try 300 of Chicago's most popular restaurants or are you looking forward to the top events to celebrate Chinese New Year? Well, Chicago should definitely be on your bucketlist! You can also celebrate and get autographs from your favorite players on the White Sox. Sounds like it's time to make weekend plans — here are 12 things to do in Chicago to get you started.


Weekend Alert January 20-22: The Finest Puppetry Performances + All-You-Can-Eat Soup + Chinese New Year Kicks Off in Chicago with Dumplings and Discounts

Chicago International Puppet Festival

The weekend is finally here and we know you're ready to take advantage of all the events Chicago has to offer! Are you a huge fan of puppetry, or curious about this incredibly creative art form? Have you been anticipating the celebration of the Chinese New Year? Well, you won't want to miss the Puppet Theater Festival and many festivities for this Chinese holiday! It's time to make weekend plans. 


Weekend Alert January 13-15: Chicago's Best Grilled Cheese Competition, 600+ Boats, a Citywide Indie Music Fest and FREE MLK Weekend Offers

Shedd Aquarium

It's another weekend and it's time for you to make the most of it with your weekend alert! Are you a grilled cheese lover, cultural music fan or sailing enthusiast? Well, we've got some Chicago events specifically for you, and some great FREE offerins as well! It's time to make weekend plans with these 8 picks.  


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