Hit the Town with these Springtime Activities

With so many things to do in Chicago, it’s easy to miss something. It’s also easy to stay home and watch Netflix. Get out of house and off campus and head to one of these hot (or cool, but under the radar) events happening over the next two weeks.

Chicago Dance Month

April 1-30, 2017, Various Locations

All month long, celebrate Chicago’s dance community with discounted or free events, classes, and performances of every genre, including ballet, African dance, circus arts, tap, modern, musical theater, and even fitness.

Price: Varies (Free & Paid)


Cocktail Summit

April 2-3, 2017, Logan Theater, Logan Square

Take your experience with cocktails beyond drinking them and learn everything there is to know about the concoctions (which, fun fact, were invented right here in Chicago during Prohibition).

Price: $100 for the weekend, $50 per day, or buy individual sessions for $15 each


Midwest Rum Festival

April 8, 2017, Logan Square Auditorium, Logan Square

Try over 50 different types of rum, sip cocktails, and take Master Classes all afternoon. ChiBus Tip (CBT): Go to http://clktr4ck.com/2ow7 and use promo code “TASTINGS” for 50% off.

Price: $35 for one ticket, $65 for two with link (so bring a friend!)


Handmade Market Chicago

April 8, 2017, Empty Bottle, Ukrainian Village

Before it closes for the summer, stop by, grab a mimosa, and browse the handmade work of over 30 artists, including jewelry, clothing, candles, and paper goods. It’s the perfect place to pick up a special gift for a loved one or for yourself (after all, you got through another Chicago winter!)

Price: Free


Old Style Chicago Pizza Summit

April 9, 2017, The Chop Shop & 1st Ward, Wicker Park

All you can eat pizza, 5 beer tickets, and a commemorative Old Style pizza-shaped plate all for $35? Count us in. Attend one of two sessions (starting at either 2:00 and 5:00 pm) and join 1,000 other pizza aficionados for hours of pizza bliss while live DJs play in the background. CBT: If sold out, check the Facebook event page for people selling tickets.

Price: $35


Pop Culture Happy Hour

April 12, 2017, Harris Theater, Millennium Park

The Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast is hitting the road with it’s first live show in the Midwest. Hosted by Linda Holmes, the show will include panelists Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon, along with VIP guests Sam Sanders, and W. Kamau Bell, discussing all the hot gossip relating to books, movies, music, television, and anything else that gets people riled up.

Price: $45

Rachael Nass, Class of 2019

Rachael Nass, Class of 2019

Rachael works in litigation consulting at Epsilon Economics. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, forming emotional connections to TV show characters, and cooking/eating/talking about/writing about food.

Now that the weather is warming up, set aside some time between work and classes to take in events that the city has to offer. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Now that the weather is warming up, set aside some time between work and classes to take in events that the city has to offer. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)