Springtime in Chicago brought snowflakes and chilly temps this past week, but this weekend we’re in for a warm treat! Shed those winter coats, it’s time to get out and enjoy the warm, balmy weather heading our way before the next chill returns.
Let Inside Chicago Walking Tours show you the fascinating second side of an architectural boat tour with Beyond the Boat: Explore the Stunning Interiors on Saturdays and Sundays (1 p.m.-3 p.m.). This 2-hour walking tour shows you the interiors of some of the best buildings along the Chicago River. From Art Deco interiors to vaulted lobbies to thoughtful extras like reflecting pools, digital art walls and more, these interior spaces will absolutely delight you whether you’re an architecture buff or not! And, if you haven’t taken the architectural boat tour yet, here’s the Link.
Taste some of the most delicious donuts in Chicago at this Saturday’s Chicago Donut Fest from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Moe’s Cantina (155 W. Kinzie St.) in the River North neighborhood. Come join us as we celebrate our love for these delicious, sugary treats! A ticket gets you donut tastings and 3 drink tickets for beer or mimosas along with giveaways and more!! It’s been said that happiness is having a donut in one hand and an alcoholic beverage in the other. I guess I’ll have to find out if that’s true!
Bring your family and fur babies to the Spring Scavenger Hunt – Dog Friendly taking place at McKinley Dog Park (corner of Pershing Rd. and Western Ave.) in the McKinley Park neighborhood this Sunday (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). This scavenger hunt takes place throughout the beautiful 70 acres of McKinley Park and begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. Teams will be selected and sent off with a list of things to search for and take a photo of. Plus, if you bring your dog along, extra points will be awarded per photo that includes your pooch! Then make your way back to the Dog Friendly Area at 12:45 p.m. where points will be tallied, and winners announced. May the best team win — Woof!!
Calling all sports fans! Here’s who’s in town for this warm, balmy weekend:
The Chicago Cubs are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates this Saturday and Sunday (1:20 p.m.) at Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Time to work on those tans!!
The Chicago Bulls are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round/Game 4 this Sunday (12 p.m.) at the United Center (1901 W. Madison St.) on the Near West Side. Cheer them on to another victory!!
Finally, the Lake County Home Show takes place this Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Lake County Fairgrounds (1060 E. Peterson Rd.) in Grayslake. This free event, with free parking, provides a massive selection of exhibitors highlighting thousands of the latest home improvement products and services presented by local and national experts! It’s the largest home & garden show in the entire Chicago area and is the best and easiest way to save time and money with great, exclusive show specials for your remodeling, repairing, and/or beautifying your home projects both inside and out!!
Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago