The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and the temperature is (starting to) warm up. And after a long winter at home, we’re all looking for a reason to get out of the house for a little while.

Luckily, we’ve got more than 50 reasons — free museum days, Chicago Restaurant Week, outdoor activities, cooking classes, live music, and so much more. It’s time to shake off that cabin fever, mask up, and check out there top things to do in Chicago this month.

Chicago Fire home opener at Soldier Field (April 17)

Chicago Restaurant Week (March 19 – April 4)

Art on theMART resumes (begins April 1)

Free Chicago Greeter tours (all month long)

Virtual Tour: Pilsen Murals by Chicago History Museum (April 6)

Free admission at Field Museum (various dates)

Black Creativity at Museum of Science and Industry (opens April 7)

WOMANISH experience (various dates)

Shoreline Sightseeing cruises (various dates)

Odyssey Chicago River cruises (various dates)

Wendella lake cruises (various dates)

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise (various dates)

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Chicago (select dates)

Virtual Sustainable Mixology Class from Lincoln Park Zoo (April 22)

Chicago Latino Film Festival (April 8 – 18)

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom virtual tour (various dates)

EXPO CHGO Online (April 8 – 12)

It’s Showtime: Spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden (all month long)

Spring Flower Show: Saturation at Garfield Park Conservatory (select dates)

Spring Flower Show at the Lincoln Park Conservatory (select dates)

Yoga at Morton Arboretum (various dates)

Hands-On Sushi Workshop at The Chopping Block (April 9)

Bloody Mary Brunch at The Chopping Block (April 11)

Secret Saturdays at Davis Theater (April 3, 10, and 17)

Live virtual gallery tours from the National Museum of Mexican Art (various dates)

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at the Museum of Science and Industry (all month long)

Monica and Rachel's Kitchen 2. Photo credit Justin Barbin.
The FRIENDS Experience, photo by Justin Barbin

CAC Live: The (Whole) Story of the 1893 Midway (April 14)

CAC Live: The Evolution of School Design in Chicago (April 28)

Chicago Humanities Festival (various dates)

The FRIENDS Experience (various dates)

40 Years of Pac-Man Design and History (various dates)

Quantum Mirror Immersive Installation (various dates)

Bikes, Bites & Brews tours (various dates)

Historic tours of the Auditorium Theatre (April 8 and 19)

Live music series at Epiphany Arts Center (various dates)

Intelligentsia Home Brew Class (April 15)

Asian Pop-up Cinema virtual cinema (April 26 — 39)

The Great Virtual Egg Hunt at Chicago parks (April 1)

Spring Bird Walks at North Park Village Nature Center (various dates)

The Long Dream at the Museum of Contemporary Art (select dates)

Monet and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago (select dates)

Steppenwolf NOW (various dates)

Live comedy shows at Zanies Chicago (various dates)

Virtual Filmmaker Sessions from Gene Siskel Film Center (various dates)

Virtual Chicago Cultural Center Tours (various dates)

The Magic Parlour at Home (various dates)

Virtual Shark Feeding from Shedd Aquarium (various dates)

Joffrey Ballet studio series (various dates)

Virtual Author Talks at the American Writers Museum (various dates)