Oooops, we did it again — we packed your calendar to the max. Better rest up for a weekend jammed with activity. You have one last chance to see Cavalia’s performing horses (and some pretty cool performing humans, too!), there’s a kindness workshop, a pop-up for pop-up books for a good cause and so much more.  Read on and bid farewell to an April well done!

photo: Fox and Trove


Hyde Park

The Revival Presents “The Explorers”
Spend an afternoon with The Explorers, a rag-tag group of knowledge-seekers, as they adventure to unknown territory in search of learning and laughter. Whether they’re exploring Outer Space, a Doctor’s Office, or even the Human Brain, this group is sure to meet fun, silly characters along the way. Sat. Event details.


A Pop-Up to Celebrate the Life & Genius Amy Krouse Rosenthal
You’re invited to a pop-up dedicated to pop-up books to celebrate the life of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal. 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase one of Amy’s books that will then be handed out at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Sat. Event details.


Best of Bump Club and Beyond
Join Bump Club and Beyond® for an entire day filled with education and information for parents-to-be, new parents and parents of toddlers. The BEST experts, the BEST resources, and the BEST baby brands in the industry will be there with their products and expertise to talk one-on-one with YOU! Sun. Event details.

Museum Campus

Cavalia Odysseo
Discover the magic! Cavalia presents Odysseo, an amazing adventure that marries equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects. Odysseo takes you and your family on a spellbinding journey to the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Noble Square

Last Chance! Six Stories Tall
Drums and DJs. Monsters and mysteries. Victory. Join a legion of young heroes battling villains, saving the underdog, and once again making dreams come true. Sat. Event details.

South Loop

Cinderella: The Remix
Cinderella, an amazing DJ, is stuck in her stepmother’s basement and forced to give up her beats to her stepbrother, Chocolate Ice. When the famous J Prince announces auditions for his Hip-Hop Hollywood “Jam,” Cinderella goes in disguise trying to score the biggest gig in the land. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Wicker Park

Fox and Trove: Kindness Workshop
The mission of Fox and Trove’s Kindness Program is to teach kids how to be kind and brave. Using age-appropriate teaching methods and activities, Fox and Trove introduces the concepts of empathy, emotion regulation, positive language, conflict resolution and pro-social behavior. Sat. Event details.



Day Camp Open House
Mark your calendars for the first ever Summer Camp Open House at Angelic Organics Learning Center! Cuddle with baby goats, tour the farm, hear about new camps and activities, and connect with the On Farm Educators. Sat. Event details.


Organ Transplant Support Tree Planting
To mark National Donate Life Month in April, Organ Transplant Support is hosting its 27th annual dedication to honor organ and tissue donors at Naper Settlement. Following the memorial program, guests will adjourn outside for a ceremonial tree planting ceremony on the Settlement grounds. Sun. Event details.

Oak Park

Beginner’s Art Studio Drop-In at Wonder Works
Art has never been so much fun! Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-ended art experience. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

For more ideas on how to spend your weekend, check out our Family Events Calendar

Chat with us about how you’re going to spend your weekend in the Comments below!

— Maria Chambers