THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – All-Stars Are in Town!

From basketball to automobiles to camping, the All-Stars are in town this weekend!

Come experience an unforgettable 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago! That’s right, Chicago is marking the first-time the NBA All-Star Game will be played in our iconic basketball city in over three decades. Here’s what’s taking place:

The NBA Crossover takes over Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) in the Streeterville neighborhood all weekend long. This event will be the most immersive and engaging pop culture event showcasing the NBA’s connection to music, art, fashion, and technology. Exclusive product drops from top brands, appearances by current and former NBA players, celebrities and influencers, live performances, and more will be featured! It’s an epic fan event!!

Join Hornblower Cruises and Events on the water for an NBA All-Star Weekend Cruises on Lake Michigan aboard the Spirit of Chicago this Saturday, departing from Navy Pier. Choose either the Lunch Cruise (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) featuring a family-friendly cruise celebrating the All-Star Weekend with a special NBA themed menu, basketball photo booths, recaps playing on TV monitors and more; or the Moonlight Cruise (12 a.m.-2 a.m.) hosted by Keke from 107.5 WGCI with music by Celebrity DJ Mike P, a buffet and incredible skyline views! You must be 21 or older for this cruise.

The 69th annual 2020 NBA All-Star Game begins at 7 p.m. at the United Center (1901 W. Madison St.) in the West Loop neighborhood. Watch the best in the NBA at the home of the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls! The halftime show will feature performances by Chicago locals Chance the Rapper and Common.

Come admire nearly 1,000 new (all-star) vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show as it wraps up on this extended weekend (for some of us) at McCormick Place (2301 S. King Dr.) in the South Loop. Billed as the largest national auto show, the event will display a wide range of vehicles including sports cars, concept cars, supercars, crossovers, sedans, hatchbacks, convertibles, wagons, pickups, and minivans plus more than 30 manufacturers from all over the world – this show simply has it all! Also, special appearances scheduled for this weekend include Ron Harper (Chicago Bulls Legend), Akiem Hicks (Chicago Bears), Bobby Hull (Former Chicago Blackhawk) on Saturday; Jamal Mayers and Brian Campbell (Former Chicago Blackhawks) on Sunday; and Dan Hampton (Former Chicago Bears) on Monday. Great place to begin your search for a new car!

The 52nd annual Chicago RV & Camping Show sets-up at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 N. River Rd.) in Rosemont on Saturday and Sunday. Billed as the Midwest’s largest RV show and super sale, this show features 400 new recreational vehicles (plus thousands more available) from more than 20 local dealers. In addition, there are special show prices, a huge variety of booths that include campgrounds, resorts, vacation destinations, and more! It’s an All-Star show for RV and camping enthusiasts where they can compare products all in one place and under one roof!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago