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Weekend Activities – March 16-18


Saturdays & Sundays through 3/18 – Barnum at the Blue Theatre – FREE (donations appreciated)

Sundays through 4/4 – Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier – FREE

Saturdays through 4/28 – Storytown at iO Theatre – $5/person

Sat-Sun – Make and Take Family Session at the Garfield Park Conservatory – FREE (donations appreciated)

Through 6/28 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Apollo Theatre – $10-$27/ticket – read my post about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Sat-Sun, 3/17-3/18 – Drop In Family Fun: Pack Your Snack at Notebaert Nature Museum – Included in general admission

North suburbs

Through 3/25 – The Houdini Box at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie – $15-$36 – read my post about The Houdini Box

Fri-Sun, 3/16-3/18 – Chicagoland Pet Expo at the Arlington Park Racecourse – $9/adult (with online coupon), $5/child 3-10, children under 3 free

Sat, 3/17 – Family Concert: Introducing Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry at the Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston – $10/family

West suburbs

Through 3/25 – Enchanted Sleeping Beauty at the Community Recreation Center in Schaumburg – $11/adult, $6/child (2-12), children under 2 free if they sit on a parent’s lap

Sat-Sun, 3/17-3/18 – Sugar Bush Fair at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg – FREE; $3.50-$5 for pancake breakfast

Sat-Sun, 3/17-3/18 – Maple Sugaring Days at Naper Settlement in Naperville – $9/adult, $6.50/child 4-17

Sat, 3/17 – Luck of the Irish at Whole Foods in Naperville – FREE

South suburbs

Fri, 3/16 – Greening of the Waterfall at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights – FREE – see my post about the Greening of the Waterfall at Lake Katherine

Fri, 3/16 – Clover Hunt at Centennial Park in Tinley Park – FREE


For more events, click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page. 

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