Oooops, we did it again — we packed your calendar to the max. Better rest up for a weekend jammed with activity. You’re almost out of chances to see a special exhibit at Chicago Children’s Museum, Bubble Guppies are making an appearance and Hofbräuhaus is bringing Maifest fun to Rosemont. Read on and get ready to bid farewell to an April well done!

photo: Bubble Guppies Live


Storytown Improv
From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure. The actors use audience suggestions and ideas to create a different story every week. Kids design the setting and help shape the story. Sat. Event details.

Stop Motion Happy Hour at A Little Photo Studio
Have an after school treat alongside some stop motion at the adorable A Little Photo Studio! Bring your questions about Steve & Kate’s Camp, your sweet tooth and your imaginations. Fri. Event details.

Lincoln Park

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
Join in on the hunt for Knuffle Bunny in this comedic musical adaptation of the popular book by Mo Willems! After losing a beloved toy rabbit at the laundromat, a desperate dad, a merry mom and toddler Trixie learn the power in communicating, even when there are no words. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Bubble Guppies Live at Chicago Theatre
The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock ‘n’ roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes as they search every corner of their underwater world looking for a very special band member who came up missing. Sat. Event details

Mag Mile

Sunday Funday at 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck
Sure, sleeping ’til noon on a Sunday is swell, but what’s even better is 360 CHICAGO’s Sunday Funday. Infuse a little excitement into your life by taking the family to the 94th floor for a little magic, a little music and a whole lot of amazing Chicago views. Sun. Event details.

Navy Pier

Almost Gone! Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea
Designed with input from five real-life South Korean kids, visitors can explore Korean food, perform with K-Pop stars, explore an ancient martial art, see what school and home life are like for their Korean peers and celebrate universal themes like diversity, tradition, and the global community. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Portage Park

Chicago Kids Company Presents: Beauty and the Beast
Watch a Disney classic come to life and be reminded all over again the strength of true love. Belle, Beast, Gaston and all your favorite characters will delight with comedy, romance and audience participation whether you are new to the story or have watched it countless times. Sat. Event details.

Various Locations

Join in on a ‘Go Run
The Chicago Park District and Chicago Area Runners Association have paired up to provide free weekly timed runs in 3 Chicago Parks: Humboldt Park, Warren Park and Washington Park.  Make the runs a weekly event to explore new areas of Chicago while getting fit with your family. Sat. Event details.



Build-A-Tree Eco-Workshop
Morton Arboretum invites families to participate in a self-guided, hands-on discovery activity using natural and recycled materials to create a nature keepsake. A bottle cap tree, a newspaper bird, a popsicle flower . . . where will your creativity lead you? Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Maifest at Hofbräuhaus Chicago
Hofbräuhaus Chicago, the first and only German micro-brewery, restaurant and beer hall in the Chicago area, will celebrate the spring season with a traditional Maifest celebration with unmatched German entertainment, new menu items and a special Maibock beer. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

West Chicago

Now Open: Old School Fun at Cascade Drive-In
Blow your kids’ minds. Park the car, sit in front of one of the nation’s largest outdoor movie screens and offer them a dose of yesteryear with a blockbuster double feature under the stars. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Share your weekend plans in the Comments below!

— Maria Chambers

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. . . and check out our Events calendar for even more suggestions.