Get your dancing shoes on, Chicago! April is Chicago Dance Month, the second annual event with beautiful performances, master classes and much more. Admire the quintessential Praire style architecture of the Robie House, see some great movies at the Asian American Showcase and Chicago Latino Film Festivals, and ring in baseball season with the Cubs' home opener. Here's your Weekend Alert.
Baseball is season is back! See the Chicago Cubs take on the Philadelphia Phillies in their 2014 season home opening series, April 4-6. Also celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday this season with the ballpark's 10 Decades, 10 Homestands experience. Each themed homestand will have throwback uniforms, unique food offerings, promotional giveaways and entertainment. For more information, visit our blog and www.WrigleyField100.com.
Get ready to laugh as the best local, national and international comedic talents take the stage at the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival. More than 150 teams in over 90 shows on 20 stages will be featured. This year's headliner is Upright Citizens Brigade, capping the improv fest with two shows starring founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.
Every Friday in April, this Frank Lloyd Wright architectural wonder in Hyde Park is the venue for casual gatherings with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres. During the evening, visitors can explore the spaces in this icon of modernism, named one of the 10 most significant buildings of the 20th century.
Peter and the Starcatcher is a five-time Tony Award® winner and is coming to Chicago for a brief engagement. This innovative, engaging musical is a Peter Pan prequel for grown-ups, based the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. See it for a limited time at Bank of America Theatre!
See some educational and entertaining movies at the Asian American Showcase (Gene Siskel Film Center) and Chicago Latino Film Festival (AMC River East 21). Independent dramas, documentaries and Academy Award Winners are some of the works that will be shown by talented local and international filmmakers. Don't miss it!