5 Things To Do: April 3-5

Spring is busting out all over. This weekend, take the kids to the wonderful Kohl Children’s Museum to search for Easter eggs, or get your classics on at Ravinia.

There’s a lot to entertain you this weekend, from the Cubs home opener to the premiere of Mad Men to New Orleans jazz.

 Kohl Children’s Museum Egg Hunt

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Photo courtesy of Kohl’s Children’s Museum

April 4

Glenview

We’re hoping that the weather cooperates for this super-fun egg hunt at the Kohl Children’s Museum’s outdoor Habitat Park exhibit. Each colorful egg holds a special surprise, from candy to gift cards. Hurry up, spring weather! The Easter Bunny is waiting.

Classic Series at Ravinia

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Photo courtesy of Ravinia

April 4

Highland Park

For the 16th consecutive spring, world-famous violinist Miriam Fried, Piano and String Program Director leads an alumni ensemble from the Ravinia Steans Music Institute in concert at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall. This year brings string quartet classics from Schoenberg, Mendelssohn and Boccherini.

Allen Toussaint at SPACE Evanston

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Photo by Henryk Kotowski

April 4

Evanston

Can’t make it to Jazz Fest this year? One of New Orleans’ favorite sons, pianist Allen Toussaint, appears this weekend in two WXRT shows at Evanston’s SPACE. It’s the next best thing to being there.

Cubs Home Opener at Wrigley Field 

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Photo courtesy of the Chicago Cubs

April 5

Chicago

It will be lights out for the St. Louis Cardinals when Cubs ace Jon Lester takes the mound for the Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field this weekend. Still to be seen: will Anthony Rizzo bat lead off? More importantly, is this FINALLY our year?

Mad Men Premiere Party at the Logan Theatre

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Chicago

Are you a Don Draper devotee? Dress up in your best Mad Men attire and head for this viewing party at the Logan Theatre in Logan Square. Grab a cocktail and prepare for the final season