Between a Barbadian pop princess, international poster fair and the Latino Theatre Festival, Chicago is at the center of the globe this weekend. When it comes to authentic cuisine and Parisian prints, this city has all you need to shine bright like a diamond. So kick it with us this weekend. It'll be fun.
If Rihanna's concerts are half as interesting as her Instagram feed, tickets to Friday's show should cost $1500 a pop. The "We Found Love" singer trails only Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and the Beatles for the most Billboard No. 1 singles of all-time. And with all due respect to the trailblazers before her, Ri-Ri's transcended fashion with leather leotards and Caribbean-style bikinis in a way that John, Paul, George and Ringo could only dream of. If you're looking for me, I'll be crowd surfing in the floor seats to "Rude Boy."
If you still have that Muhammad Ali poster or dogs playing poker on felt adorning your apartment walls, then it's time to step your decorating game up. This isn't college, bruh. And between Pinterest and Etsy, the expectations of your ornamenting skills have never been higher. It's dog do-it-yourself dog out there. Lucky for you, the Chicago Cultural Center is hosting an international vintage poster blowout. From Art Deco to Typographic, they'll have reasonably priced prints to turn your bachelor pad into a stylish hotel lobby.
Eating breakfast with a lion or tiger, on the surface, sounds like a perilous weekend activity. But after years of navigating the recently-engaged/twenty-something/mimosa buzzed brunch scene, hanging out in a breakfast buffet line with a hungry panther doesn't seem particularly dangerous. Curator of Mammals, Mark Kamhout, speaks about the Lincoln Park Zoo's wild cats during a hearty first meal in the Kovler Lion House. Grrrr.
Chicago's a city of many nations and they're all represented at Navy Pier's Neighborhoods of the World exhibition. The popular lakefront attraction is turning Sunday Funday into a multiethnic experience with weekly musical, dining and artistic tributes to the globe's many cultures.
The Goodman's Latino Theatre Festival 2013 kicks off with this father-son tale based in Cuba. The Goodman's annual homage to Latin America's predominant theater companies has introduced Chicago to some amazing features, so we're checking out this much ballyhooed initial offering.
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