Streeterville: Navy Pier, located at 600 East Grand Avenue, is reopening after a long pause due to the pandemic. On Friday, April 30, the People’s Pier will be open again, with most of its outdoor attractions ready for the public. On Saturday, May 1, visitors can check out a fireworks display at 9 pm honoring the city’s healthcare workers. The fireworks continue at 9 pm on Saturdays throughout May. The reopening brings back tour boats and cruises, Polk Bros Park, East End Plaza, Sable Hotel, and many more attractions. Visitors are welcome 10 am to 8 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Find more info here.
Pilsen: Sure, Halloween is months away, but you can still get your scares at the Celebrate Half-O-Ween with Creepy Co., taking place at Chi-Town Movies Drive-In. Located at 2343 South Throop Street, this movie event brought to you by the Music Box Theater occurs on Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2. Friday at 11 pm, check out Halloween III: Season of the Witch. On Saturday, get your goosebumps with a double feature of the modern horror classic Midsommar and Alucarda startingat 8:15 pm. The fest closes out Sunday with a double feature of Friday the 13th Part III and slasher classic Sleepaway Camp at 8:15 pm. Tickets are $30 for a single feature per car and $45 for a double feature. Find more info here.
Loop: Beginning Friday, April 23, and running throughout the summer, head out to the lake for an architectural tour of the city by boat with the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise! Located at 112 East Wacker Drive, step aboard a Chicago’s First Lady boat for a 90-minute guided tour that is sure to reveal new revelations about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, whether you are a tourist or lifelong Chicagoan. Tickets range from $48 to $55. Find more info here.
River West: Cinephiles will rejoice at the broad selection of films offered at the Asian Pop-Up Cinema happening Thursday, April 22 through Sunday, May 2. This cinema event takes place at the Drive-In at Lincoln Yards, located at 1684 North Throop Street. The drive-in movie fest represents films from Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and the United States, including the Oscar-nominated Minari. Tickets are $15 per vehicle, with screening beginning at sunset. Find more info here.
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