Weekend 101: April 12-14

The weekend is almost here and you won’t want to miss a festival at Chicago Botanic Garden, an evening of spoken word in Evanston, a vertical egg hunt in Chicago, and more.

Taste of Iceland

This Weekend in Chicago: Taste of Iceland
Photo by Taylor Banasik.

April 11-14

Explore Iceland right here in Chicago with food, a cocktail class, films, music, and more.

Eggstravaganza Vertical Egg Hunt

This Weekend in Chicago: Vertical Egg Hunt at Brooklyn Boulders
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders.

April 13

Search for eggs around the walls at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago and win prizes. This event is open to kids ages 5-12 with adult supervision.

Turning Point: An Evening with Spoken Word

This Weekend Around Chicago: Turning Point: An Evening with Spoken Word at Ice House Gallery
Lee Melchior (Photo courtesy of Ice House Gallery.)

April 13

Lee Melchior hosts this evening of poetry and storytelling, plus music, refreshments, and visual art, at Ice House Gallery.

Unearth Science Festival

This Weekend Around Chicago: Unearth Science Festival at Chicago Botanic Garden
Photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden.

April 13-14

Learn about pollinators, flowers, fruits, and more during this Chicago Botanic Garden event featuring activities and workshops for the whole family. Plus, adults won’t want to miss Science After Hours with cocktails, food, and activities.

More Can’t-Miss Events:

Make a Difference:

  • Help the North Suburban YMCA continue to provide scholarships for services like special needs programming, swim lessons, camp, and more at the 13th annual Strong Kids Fundraiser on April 12.
  • Join the Misericordia Women’s Auxiliary on April 12 for Misericordia Loves Chicago, an evening of fashion, cocktails and small plates, music, dancing, and a luxury raffle to benefit Misericordia Heart of Mercy.
  • Children’s Place Association hosts the 2019 Once Upon a Time Gala on April 13. This organization’s “focused model of health care, education, housing and family support lifts children out of poverty and puts them on the path to become empowered young adults.”
  • The mission of Aspiritech is to “empower individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity.” Join this nonprofit on April 13 for an evening of dancing, dining, and more during the Dreams Grow Here Gala.

Anna Carlson writes the weekly Weekend 101 column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine, and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital