THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – May’s Arrival Brings Return of Popular Events!

Welcome to another weekend as we bid farewell to April and embrace the arrival of May with its various holiday celebrations sprinkled throughout the month along with some of Chicago’s most popular events returning to the scene live and in-person!

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, May’s first holiday coming up next week, please welcome back the Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville this Saturday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) at Wrigleyville’s Best Bars.  Tickets include admission to all participating bars, a free brunch buffet, gift cards to use on the crawl, giveaways, and more!  And, since all the venues, which include Old Crow, Moe’s Cantina, Deuce’s, and others, are within walking distance of one another, you and your friends can have one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, more!!

Looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on its actual day which is this coming Thursday?  Then click link above for a full list of events taking place in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.

Welcome back to the 6th annual One of a Kind Spring Show to the Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza) in the River North neighborhood this Saturday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).  This unique shopping event supports the creative community with more than 300 jury-selected independent artists from across North America making everything from fashion to fine art to home ware, accessories, gourmet goods, and more!  Plus, talk directly with the artists themselves while also enjoying live music, gourmet cafes, hands-on workshops and more.  There’s something for everyone at this show!!

Welcome back to the Chicago Market for Makers at Artifact Events (4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.) in the Lakeview neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.).  This much anticipated event will host 90+ talented makers specializing in one-of-a-kind home décor, fashion, art, design, food and more in a fun and inspiring environment!  Besides admission, your ticket also includes a free market tote, free DIY stations, and fun photo walls.  Plus, it’s family and pet friendly!!

It’s time again for Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo located at 2400 N. Cannon Dr. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this Saturday (6 p.m.-10 p.m.).  Beer tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens for this one-of-a-kind, after-hours experience for adults only.  Ticket holders will not only get to savor a selection of over 100 craft beers and ciders but will also get to enjoy food for purchase, music, lawn games, and of course the zoo’s amazing animals!

Celebrating the amazing brewers on the Northwest side of Chicago, the Northwest Brewfest 2022 will be held at Sway Dance Chicago (3317 W. Irving Park Rd.) in the Irving Park neighborhood this Saturday (1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.).  This Brewfest offers 14 brewers and fermenters for you to sample during two sessions:  Session 1 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) and Session 2 (3:20 p.m.-5:20 p.m.) since capacity is limited.  Check out the lineup of participating brewers at the link above!

Lastly, the Chicago White Sox are hosting the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and Sunday (1:10 p.m.) at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th St.) in the Bridgeport neighborhood.  Hope they do better than the North Siders did last weekend!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago