Lurie Garden

Welcome to the weekend, Chicago! It's time again for your Weekend Alert. On the menu this weekend, we're serving up a festival so sizzling hot, you won't be able to resist. Explore a hidden corner of Chicago, come home with a timeless gem from a certain international show, enjoy the great Chicago outdoors and get your superhero suit on! How are all of these action-packed activities related, you ask? You're about to find out. 

International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (4/24-28)

International Art Antique Jewelry Show

Starting up today, Chicago's International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show is making its big Chicago debut at Navy Pier's Festival Hall. This show is the latest from the Palm Beach Show Group, and will give show-goers a look at over 100 of the finest and most prominent exhibitors in art, antique, Asian antiques, estate jewelry, and so much more.

Exclusive Tour of the Chicago Temple Building with Chicago Detours (4/25)

Chicago Temple

Chicago Detours offer wonderfully off-the-beaten-path tours every day to locals and visitors alike, and this weekend they've created an especially unique tour. This Exclusive Tour of the Chicago Temple Building will take you to the Chapel in the Sky and the pastor's private balcony overlooking downtown Chicago - come thirsty, this tour includes a prosecco toast! With some major changes happening within the church coming up, this may be your last chance to experience this tour.

Baconfest (4/25-26) 


Bacon lovers rejoice: Baconfest makes its glorious return to Chicago this weekend! The city's best chefs and mixologists come together to concot bacon dishes your taste buds have only dreamed of. Think beer cocktails, bacontrepreneurs, the art of bacon.. a portion of which all proceeds go to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository! Buy your ticket today and enjoy the Friday dinner shift, the Saturday lunch shift, and the Saturday dinner shift. This is one bacontastic event you won't want to miss.

C2E2 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo(4/25-27)


Keep an eye out for Spiderman, Batman, or maybe even the Avengers taking over Chicago this weekend; the annual Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is back at McCormick Place this weekend. You'll find the best of the business convene in Chicago to discuss everything from comis to television, anime to videa games, even such a magical thing as Sci-Fi Speed Dating - and you could be a part of it! Buy your tickets for one day or all three days here.

Morning Safari at the Lincoln Park Zoo (4/26)

Nature Boardwalk LPZ

Spend your Sunday spring morning at the Lincoln Park Zoo this weekend with the Morning Safari: Designing Nature. Join a zoo horticulturist and scientist from the zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute and stroll LPZ's Nature Boardwalk and its ecosystem of native plants and wildlife. Enjoy the Chicago outdoors and learn more about what's living in it!