So our trusty groundhog predicted a long winter for us: why not make the most of it? It may not be summer weather just yet, but this weekend you can still attend a concert under the Pritzker Pavilion, check out a concert at the Riviera, spend your weekend at Navy Pier at the Cider Summit or even playing in the snow ay Snow Days Chicago. Embrace the Chicago winter this weekend, and check out your Weekend Alert.
Missing your favorite midsummer concerts beneath the Pritzker Pavillion? Visit, Faith & Desire is the second part in an ongoing project between choreographers Wini Haun and Lizzie Leopold. This modern dance performance will take place indoors on an enclosed stage at Pritzker and will have you believing you're back under the summer stars.
Tonight and tomorrow, treat yourself to the experimental sounds of Neutral Milk Hotel at Uptown's own Riviera. Formed by Jeff Magnum in the 1980s, Neutral Milk Hotel's unique sound, obscure lyrics and electronic instrumentals have been captivating audiences and devout followings for decades. This reunion tour will continue into the summer, but you may not get a chance to see them perform in Chicago for quite some time, so indulge in the eclectic sound of Neutral Milk Hotel this weekend.
Mechanics and auto enthusiasts rejoice - the largest and longest running auto show in North America is back in Chicago! See nearly 1,000 domestic and imported introductions, check out concept and experimental vehicles, and get close to antique and collection cars. This 10-day auto celebration is one of Chicago's favorite McCormick Place shows, and not to be missed.
Beer festivals get all the attention sometimes, don't they? Prefer to grab a cider from time to time? This weekend at Navy Pier, the Cider Summit is coming to town. Featuring owners and cidermakers of over 90 ciders from throughout the U.S., England, France, Scotland, Spain and New Zealand, you'll get to sample 8 tasting portions with additional tasting available for $2 each. Take away your souvenir glass, and a new found appreciation for the cider craze that's sweeping Chicago.
Winter celebrations abound this wweekend with Snow Days Chicago going on at Navy Pier and FREEze Day at the Brookfield Zoo. With snow sculpting competitions, snowboarding, snow painting and a special appearance by the Shedd Aquarium Magellanic Penguins, this weekend at Snow Days is packed with family friendly activities everyone can enjoy. Looking for more snow day fun? Head over to the Brookfield Zoo for a free day of snow fun, including dog sledding demonstrations and the chance for kids to meet the Mexican grey wolf pack, and even a red-tailed hawk. Forget the snow that covers your car every morning, and celebrate the snow that makes the winter so special in Chicago with Snow Days and FREEze this weekend!