Spring Break Go Guide: March 30 – April 5

It’s the dreaded word: staycation.

Sure, we all dream of sunny beaches and 4-star hotels, but not everyone can make it out of town.

And let’s face it—Chicago’s pretty exciting. Maybe this is the year your friends and family have targeted you for a visit.

So, whether it’s the kids who are home from school this week or the in-laws making a visit, we’ve got plenty of ideas to keep busy and have fun.

Culture, culture, culture

Chroma Chamber Orchestra
Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston
April 1
www.chromaorchestra.org

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Ongoing
www.michicago.org

Genghis Khan
Field Museum, Chicago
Ongoing
www.fieldmuseum.org

Macy’s Flower Show
State Street Macy’s, Chicago
March 27 – April 10

Theater buffs

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Marriott Lincolnshire
Ongoing
marriotttheatre.com

“Taming of the Shrew”

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
through April 7
chicagoshakes.com

“Detachment”
Wilmette Theatre, Wilmette
March 30 (ONLY Chicago screening!)
wilmettetheatre.com

Campy, kitchsy fun

Jim Gaffigan
Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
Friday, March 30
geneseetheatre.com

Paula Poundstone
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
Friday, March 30
www.northshorecenter.org

9th Annual International Tom Hanks Day
Fizz Bar & Grill, Chicago
Saturday, March 31

Jersey Shore The Musical
Saturday, March 31
Studio BE, 3110 N. Sheffield., Chicago
www.studio-be.org

Music lovers will enjoy …

Rock/Reggae:
Trevor Hall
SPACE, Evanston
Thursday, April 5
evanstonspace.com

Blues/Country:
Lonesome Traveler (Free Show! All ages!)
Schubas,  3950 N, Southport, Chicago
Sunday, April 1
schubas.com

Older Teens:
State and Madison CD Release Party
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
Friday, April 6
www.beatkitchen.com

For the kiddos:

“Eggs to Chicks”
Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview
Ongoing
www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org

“Circus Zirkus”
Ongoing
Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier
www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Homemade Ice Cream Family Class
Chicago Botanic Garden
Saturday, March 31
chicagobotanic.org

Hancock Observatory Ice Rink
Hancock Observatory, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Through April 8

Day Trip It:

Discovery World
500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
discoveryworld.org

Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 N. Main St., Rockford
burpee.org

Starved Rock State Park
Utica, IL
starvedrockstatepark.org