THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Variety of Celebrations Take Center Stage!

This type of weekend has been a long time coming here in Chicago! Not only are there a variety of celebrations taking place, but the weather may actually be sunny, warmer and dry for a change. Take advantage of this weekend because you’ll never know when the next one like this will come along!

Didn’t have a chance to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this past Thursday? You’re in luck as many establishments will be celebrating this Saturday in a variety of ways including the following:

Moe’s Cinco de Mayo DAY Party takes place between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Moe’s Cantina (155 W. Kinzie St.) in the River North neighborhood. Party at the biggest Mexican bar in Chicago for Cinco de Mayo.  A ticket gets you admission; a Mexican brunch buffet (12 – 3 p.m.); beer, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Margaritas and more (12 – 4 p.m.); a live DJ; giveaways and more!  Here’s your chance to get out and enjoy the fun, day-drinking culture Chicago offers!!

The 6th annual Tacos N’ Tequila Bar Crawl returns bigger than ever between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. with registration (2 – 5 p.m.) at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery (1 W. Grand Ave.) in the River North neighborhood.  There are VIP and General Admission tickets available for purchase. The VIP gets you early entry at 2 p.m. with an exclusive VIP kick-off party; 2 free taco and 2 free drink tickets; a chance to enter the Taco Eating Contest (6 p.m. at Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub); add-on a sombrero for only $10, plus all the GA benefits. The GA gets you in at 3 p.m. with the door cover charges waived; up to 50% off drinks, margaritas, and beers; 25% off select foods; tasty, themed drinks; DJs at select bars; a digital bar list, and much more! It’s time to get Taco’d!!

All Cinco de Mayo’d out?  This Saturday just so happens to be Kentucky Derby Day. Break out your most stylish floppy hats and pastels for the various Kentucky Derby Watch Parties taking place in Chicago along with Time Out Market’s (916 W. Fulton Market) Kentucky Derby Watch Party at 3 p.m. in the West Loop. Plenty of Mint Julep and Old-Fashioned specials will be available for purchase to quell your nerves while you root for your selected horse to win!  Plus, there will be prizes awarded for Best Hat and Best Dressed!

Finally, Sunday brings us Mother’s Day!  Celebrate Mom with the best Mother’s Day Brunches in Chicago or take her to one of the exciting theater productions taking place this weekend! Here are a few:

Moulin Rouge! The Musical runs through May 14th at the Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.) in The Loop. This Broadway production has won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical!  This Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and above all, Love!!

SIX offers two performances on Saturday (2 p.m./8 p.m.) and one on Sunday (2 p.m.) at the CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) in The Loop.  After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago.  Join all six of King Henry VIII’s wives as they push their murderous, conniving husband aside and take back the mic, sharing and singing their own stories!

LaMer Entertainment has partnered with the Museum of Science & Industry to bring you an exciting comedy stage play, “The Ghetto Salon and Spa” this Saturday and Sunday (3:30 p.m./7 p.m.) at the Museum’s Grand Dome Theatre (5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.) in the Hyde Park neighborhood. This hilarious comedy musical has something for everyone with a series of twists and turns and surprises around every corner to keep you laughing until the very end! Plus, all proceeds will go to the non-profit organization “Kids R Actors 2.”

Finally, the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers this Saturday (1:20 p.m.) and Sunday (6:08 p.m.) at Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Great way to wrap-up Mom’s Day!  Especially with a W!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago