The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and all is right with the world. OK, maybe that’s pushing it, but it’s amazing what SPRING will do to a Chicagoan’s attitude. Walking through Lincoln Park Zoo this afternoon it seemed as if everyone felt like school had just been let out for summer vacation and they all wanted to monkey around. Indulge that urge by having breakfast with the apes this Saturday in the Regenstein Center for African Apes. Learn about the primates, and then bring out your inner Goodall while you observe them during their most active part of the day. You can also get in touch with Mother Nature by birdwatching on Northerly Island.
Put a little spring in your step with Hubbard Street Dance’s Spring Dance Series. If you prefer to do the dancing yourself, audition to be on the Dream Machine, Chicago’s Major League Lacrosse Team’s dancing team. If wine makes you feel like dancing, stop in at WineStyles. The new shop’s grand opening is Saturday, and TLT featured artist David Kav will be performing from 5 to 7. There’s another free wine tasting at Pastoral’s Loop location from 6:30 to 8:30. They’ll be serving organic and environmentally friendly wines.
The environment is the reason behind this Saturday’s “Earth Hour“. Cities around the world, including Chicago, will be shutting off their lights from 8 to 9pm in an effort to bring attention to the impact a bunch of individuals acting together can have on the environment. Should be pretty cool (and maybe kinda creepy) to see the city go black.
Remember when your parents used to give you a hard time for having all those posters on your wall? If only then you knew what you know now, you could tell them they would some day be collectors’ items. The International Vintage Poster Fair has posters from the 1890s to the 1980s at the Chicago Cultural Center all weekend. Maybe you’ll even find a poster from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. That night there’s also “Step Into Time: The White City” which aims to recreate a night out at the Chicago World’s Fair.
Finally, I’m a big believer that music has healing qualities, and Lovehammers will be doing their part to help the healing process by performing at March On Stage. The event benefits “Musicians On Call,” a non-profit group that brings musicians and their recordings to the patients in health care facilities.
Have a great weekend!