THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Kick-Back – Relax – Enjoy Spring!

The roller coaster of temps from cold to hot are settling down to where they should be just in time for another beautiful May spring weekend here in Chicago! So, kick-back, relax and enjoy what this weekend has to offer!!

This year marks the return of in-person events with Illinois Craft Beer Week from May 13 through May 20.  This event celebrates Illinois craft brewers and the robust network of enthusiasts, team members, suppliers and partners that support the industry across the state. It also features a powerhouse lineup of in-person, fan-favorite festivals with a mix of taproom events, special promotions, advocacy outreach, and more! Plus, complementing the in-person festival will be a series of hybrid events. This Saturday’s hybrid event is Patio Parties (enjoy the taproom outdoor patios now open) while Sunday’s is Small Brewery Sunday (craft beer fans are encouraged to make a beer run to a neighborhood brewery rather than the grocery store to support economic growth in your neighborhood).

Join MPC Events for The “606” Trail Bar Crawl this Saturday (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) meeting up at Humble Bar (3018 W. North Ave.) in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The 606 Trail is commonly called the Bloomingdale Trail and is a former Chicago dilapidated railroad line that is now one of Chicago’s new jewels!  Participants will visit 3 bars along the 606 where you’ll stop for drinks and grab bites to eat, and in between the stops you’ll walk The 606 Trail exploring the neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Bucktown and Humboldt Park. It’s a great way to meet people, explore Chicago, and have fun!!

Immerse yourself in locomotive history at the Pullman Railroad Days this Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Pullman Foundation Exhibit Hall (11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.). Visitors will get to explore four historic Pullman Cars from different eras at the 111th Metra station which includes Amtrak’s 1981 George M. Pullman (the final passenger car built by the Pullman-Standard Company), as well as the new exhibit “Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography” which is a striking visual exploration of the hard work and heroism of railway workers in the yard, on the trains and in the station during World War II.  Plus, don’t miss the. guided tours of the factory site, the historic Pullman neighborhood, and the Hotel Florence as well as the virtual reality experience that guides viewers through the technology powering America’s freight railroads! It’s a mix of free events and a single ticket for entry into others – All Aboard!!

Want to catch a baseball game this weekend? Here’s who’s in town:

The Chicago White Sox are hosting the New York Yankees this Saturday at 6:10 p.m. and Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th St.) in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

The Chicago Dogs will be taking on the Gary SouthShore Railcats this Saturday at 6 p.m. and the Lincoln Saltdogs this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Impact Field (9850 Balmoral Ave.) in Rosemont. Fans of all ages are welcome for a one-of-a-kind experience where every day is fan appreciation day!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago