THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – At Least Spring Events Are Blooming!

It may be spring but it sure doesn’t look or feel like it here in Chicago. But at least our spring events are beginning to bloom this April weekend despite the dreariness around here!

Add some bloom to your weekend at one or both of these shows:

The Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N. Stockton Dr.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood is hosting its Spring Flower Show: Pillars of Spring now through May 8th.  Visitors will get some inspiration for planting vertically especially if you live in an urban area where there are no yards to grow plants and only have limited space like a balcony. This year’s show covers over a dozen free standing pillars with flowers like fuchsias, geraniums, nemesias, snapdragons and more. Also, azaleas and camellias will fill the room with beauty and elegance for added visions of spring!

The Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave.) in the East Garfield Park neighborhood is hosting its Spring Flower Show: Knock Knock now through May 8th. This year’s show features an array of tulips, hydrangeas, daffodils, and hyacinth. Plus, you’ll find vintage doors from the Rebuilding Exchange hanging throughout the display with an abundance of knock knock jokes throughout the show house! Warm weather may seem like a distant memory but this fun, playful spring flower show will definitely bring a reprieve from the long Chicago winter!

Thriftkindl Vintage Spring Market is back and being hosted by various Chicagoland vintage resellers at the beautiful Wildwood Studio Chicago (2138 W. Roscoe St.) in the Roscoe Village neighborhood this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. On hand will be mid-century home décor for sale, colored vintage glassware including Viking swung vases in every color, Fenton fairy lights, vintage clothing, handmade artisan candles in vintage vessels, as well as lots of vintage treasures at affordable price points! It’s the best secondhand shopping day you’ll have and it’s all under one roof!!

The Pozole Cook Off returns for its 4th annual, two-day event celebrating community with 20+ pozoles, prizes and beer this Saturday and Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Lo Rez Brewery & Taproom (2101 S. Carpenter St.) in the Pilsen neighborhood. Come cast your vote for the People’s Choice Pozole Cook Off Winner. First place receives the Pozole Trophy and Private Tour & Tasting. Second place receives a four pack of Lo Rez beer to go. Third place receives a round of beer for the winner and 3 friends. May the BEST pozole win!

Immerse yourself in a dazzling cat-themed world like you’ve never seen before at POP Cats this Saturday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at Artifact Events (4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.) in the Ravenswood neighborhood. This fun-packed experience is fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art!  They will unveil six colorful cat playgrounds, a cat art exhibition, music, photo ops, brands, cat adoptions and much more. Plus, a portion of the profits will benefit participant cat organizations! Meow!

With Easter around the corner, the Norwood Park Egg Hunt will be blooming this Saturday (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) at 5900 N. Nina Avenue on the school grounds.  This year’s hunt is going from 6,000 eggs to 10,000 eggs along with a mini donut truck, face painting, balloon twisting, live music and pictures with the Bunny which will be $15 per picture. It’s an Epic Eggstravaganza not to be missed!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago