1. Dig in
More than 150 varieties of organically grown vegetables, herbs and edible flower seedlings can be purchased at Annual Kilbourn Park Greenhouse Sale. Organizers advise bringing a box or container to transport your purchases.
Details: Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. Free / MAP
Turn on Summer and see how the iconic Buckingham Fountain turns on for the season. Enjoy live music, family events, gifts and special guests, including WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling.
Details: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Buckingham Fountain, 301 S. Columbus Drive. Free / MAP
For the first time in three years, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Chicago. Take a look at the telescope at Lunar eclipse #LookUp, hosts the Adler Planetarium. Learn more about the upcoming heavenly show from Chicago astronomer Joe Guzman.
Details: 9pm Sunday at Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Free / MAP
Annual Chicago Jazz String Summit has master classes, an educational program and live performances to encourage and inspire a new generation of improvised string musicians.
Details: 8pm Friday and Saturday at Constellation Chicago, 3111 N. Western Ave. $ 20 / MAP
5. To frolic
Zoo, face painting, balloon modeling, bouncing houses and live entertainment from Scribble Monster Spring Fun Festival.
Details: 1-5pm Saturday at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Place Park, Roumont. Free / MAP
World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated in “The Big Sit »Birdwatching an event where participants will see how many birds they can spot or hear without leaving a circle 17 feet wide. Binoculars and guidance will be provided.
Details: Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Museum of Natural History at Cook County Forest Preserve, 738 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest. Free / MAP
7. Everyone on board!
У Pullman Railroad Daysyou can see four historic Pullman cars of different eras, including the last passenger car built by Pullman-Standard in 1981. Learn what it takes to drive a railroad with a locomotive stimulator or put on virtual reality goggles to see how advanced technology feeds the country’s freight railways.
Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Pullman Foundation, 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave. $ 20- $ 25; Free for children under 10 / MAP
More than 70 contemporary authors, poets and playwrights gathered to celebrate the written word on American Writers Festival 2022including novelist Rebecca McCay and screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin.
The premiere of twenty-one new feature films and a couple of short programs was the premiere of “City of the Winds.” Chicago Critics Film Festival. The festival opens on Friday with a screening by the Sundance Award winner “Cha Cha Real Smooth”.
Details: The time of the screenings varies from Friday to May 19 at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave. $ 15 per movie; Season ticket for the festival $ 150 / MAP
10. Raise the glass
Dozens of brews on the spill Ballpark Brew Festincluding beer drinks from Revolution Brewing, Goose Island, Sketchbook Brewing and dozens of other breweries, doctors and cider makers.
Details: 2-6 p.m. Saturday at 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. $ 49; $ 79 VIP (entrance one hour earlier); $ 10 driver’s ticket / MAP
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