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March events calendar
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This week's top events
The mobile food drive–meets–bash and shopping cart race goes down in Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village where teams of five people (four pullers and one...
Ice Skating in Millennium Park
The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is open to the public for skating in the shadow of the downtown skyline. Experience one of the city's finest winter traditions...
The shortest month of the year is packed with some great events to check out
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and get ready for the (eventual) end of the winter
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Upcoming Chicago festivals
Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show
Stave off the winter blues inside the Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Center, where the greenhouses and gallery will be packed with more than 10,000 in-bloom orchids, featuring an array of hybrids. On Saturday and Sundays, the Orchid Marketplace allows you an opportunity to purchase the plants.
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Spring's imminent arrival takes the form of displays of flora at Navy Pier. Visitors can sit in on instructional seminars, walk through manicured gardens, purchase plant-related souvenirs at the market and obtain culinary tips from chefs at cooking demonstrations. The Kid's Activity Garden offers hands-on projects for kids, like learning how to plant seeds and grow vegetables.
Chicago Irish Film Festival
Lads and lassies can celebrate Irish heritage a couple of weeks before St. Patrick's Day at this film festival. Film are screened at the Music Box and the Gallery Theatre during the fest, which includes an opening reception. Visit the festival's website for a schedule of screenings.
Wizard World Comic Con Presents Fan Fest Chicago
Wizard World brings a new convention called Fan Fest to Rosemont, ahead of the company's annual Chicago Comic Con in August. The two-day event will feature comics, toys, video games and collectibles as well as a lineup of guests that includes Karen Gillan of Doctor Who and True Blood's Kristin Bauer. Prepare to bask in the glow of pop culture ephemera.
Thaw: A Night of Hot Ballyhoo
Links Hall's annual benefit party takes over Block 37, bringing art and live theater to the downtown mall. Guests will be treated to food and refreshments include dishes from Dutch-Indonesian pop-up restaurant The Rice Table and craft cocktails featuring CH Distillery, Koval, Rhine Hall Distillery and Tito's Vodka.
Chicago Beer Festival
The brew fest returns to Union Station's Great Hall for two sessions of beer tasting. Attendees will receive 40 taste vouchers to sample spring seasonal beers from brewers like Moody Tongue, Local Option and Bucket List. Tickets won't be sold at the door, so be sure to buy one in advance.
Concerts in Chicago
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The top Chicago music festivals
Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines
Pitchfork Music Festival
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The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side
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