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Whether you choose to peruse through the wordly collection at the International Vintage Poster Fair, cheer on the Greek Independence Day Parade, or sip a beautifully-crafted cocktail at the Art Institute After Dark, this weekend has big things in store for you. Can you handle it? Check out your Weekend Alert.

Art Institute After Dark: March (3/28)

After Dark

This weekend, the Art Institute opens its door for Chicago's late night crowd. This month's After Dark in the Modern Wing offers specials Christopher Wool tours, a live DJ, and performances by acclaimed theatrical ensemble Collaboraction. Not only will you get this exclusive look at the Art Institute - consider yourself well taken care of with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar with mixologist Adam Seger, the "godfather of craft cocktails in Chicago" according to Time Out Chicago, serving up your drinks.  

Dinosaur Zoo Live (3/25-30)

Dinosaur Zoo Live

The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place transforms into a pre-historic Australia this weekend, introducing you to a fantastic array of ancient dinosaurs brought to life once again on stage. You'll get to meet insects, mammals and dinosaurs that all roamed the earth quite some time ago. This interactive theater performance stimulates the imagination of all audience members, young or old, to give them a glimpse into the past.

Greek Independence Day Parade (3/30) 

Greek Independence PArade

This weekend marks the 193rd Anniversary of the Greek Declaration of Independence! Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Greek Independence Day Parade takes to the street in Greektown at 2:30PMat Halsted and Randolph. Click here to learn more about the route.

International Vintage Poster Fair (3/28-3/30) 

Vintage Poster

This is not your average poster exhibit. We're talking the world's oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters, back in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center this weekend. Dating back tothe 1890s,  these vintage travel posters will have you rethinking the artwork  you currently have above your mantle. This year's Feature Exhibit  "Ideas and Innovation" will showcase vintage posters documenting the revolutionary new products and technologies that changed our lives over the past century.


Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show (3/28-4/27)


Kicking off tonight for a one month run at the About Face Theatre in collaboration with Silk Road Rising, the Chicago premiere of Brahman/i:A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show is sure to captivate all audiences. The play is presented as a stand-up comedy routine that follows an Indian intersex person, or a "hijra," as she explores history, mythology, gender roles.. and high school. Funny, cynical, unforgettable and provocative, catch Brahman/i in its opening weekend.