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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Break Time from Spring Cleaning Projects!

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Looks like we’re going to have some mild temps over the weekend so why not take a break from your spring-cleaning projects and enjoy the various events taking place this weekend!

Now in its 11th year, EXPO Chicago returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave.) in the Streeterville neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday.  This year’s 170+ prominent contemporary galleries come from 29 countries and more than 75 cities.  This year’s show will feature towering installations, sprawling canvases, intriguing sculptures, and more.  In addition, immersive programming, speakers, dynamic panels with art world leaders, and more will put you in a creative spirit!

Returning for its second year, The Other Art Fair Chicago takes place Saturday (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) at Artifact Events (4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.) in the Lakeview neighborhood.  On hand will be over 100 local, national, and international independent and emerging artists displaying original artworks across a variety of mediums and a range of prices from $100 to $10,000 at this juried fine art fair.  Plus, there will be artist installations, an art swap shop, interactive workshops, DJ sets, food trucks, and more.  Art is for everyone at this event!

The 5th annual Northwest Brewfest 2024 takes place this Saturday (12 p.m.-4 p.m.) at Guild Row (new location:  3130 N. Rockwell St.) in the Avondale neighborhood.  This event celebrates breweries on the Northwest Side of Chicago which include Revolution, Old Irving, Twisted Hippo, Ravinia, and others serving their local craft beers, cider, mead, and more.  Three ticket tiers are being offered that include VIP ($60), General ($45), and DD ($25 and serving non-alcoholic samples).  There will also be food for purchase and a DJ bringing the beats.  Come show your support and meet the local brewers as you sample their beverages created right here in Chicago!

Bringing together tea enthusiasts and vendors from all over the world, the annual Chicago Tea Festival takes place Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence Ave.) in the Jefferson Park neighborhood.  It’s the ultimate tea experience where local, national, and international vendors showcase their products and share their knowledge as you discover new flavors and expand your own tea knowledge.  In addition, this festival also offers professional tea cupping sessions (ticketed separately), educational workshops, book signings, a Japanese Tea Ceremony, and much more special tea related events as you immerse yourself in the world of tea!

‘Batman 1989’ in Concert is celebrating the 35th anniversary of Warner Bros. Pictures’ iconic 1989 DC Superhero film Batman at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.) in The Loop this Saturday (7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.).  A screening of the film will be accompanied by the Chicago Philharmonic’s 50-person orchestra conducted by James Olmstead bringing the movie’s captivating score to life.  Also, guests are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite DC Superhero costume or just a fabulous outfit for an opportunity to win Chicago Philharmonic concert tickets.  Come and experience the Caped Crusader like never before!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago