We could talk about how taxes are due soon. Or we could tell you about all the fun stuff there is to do this weekend. Well, that was an easy decision. Your Friday-through-Sunday forecast is looking bright, thanks to a kiddie dance party, a folk-pop comeback, superhero excitement and more. It’ll be a total blast. We think Uncle Sam would agree.
Baby Loves Disco
The ultimate kid-friendly dance party blazes through Chicago. Do freeze dance, play Simon Says and shake it like you mean it to music that grownups can tolerate. Face painting and crafts are also part of the amusement. Sun., 12:00 pm. Lincoln Hall. $15; free for non-walkers. All ages. Event details.
The Chicago kindie rock sweetheart plays a homecoming concert after a brief stint outside of New York City. Boy, oh boy, we’re glad she’s back. For this show, she’s bringing a full band with her, plus a tap dancer. Expect songs from her latest two albums, Shining Like a Star and Kids in the City. Sun., 11:00 am. Old Town School of Folk Music. $12. All ages. Event details.
Bad guys, be warned: This new program series encourages kids to discover their extraordinary abilities and use them in creative ways. Make your own capes, learn about how things fly, put together a superhero lair from recycled materials and more. Then head out there and save the day. Through May 30. Chicago Children’s Museum. Free with museum admission. All ages. Event details.
MCA Family Day: Deconstruction
Introduce your kids to abstract art at the museum exhibit Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, which features paintings from artists in war-torn countries. Then, alongside your budding Van Gogh, make an original oeuvre by taking apart objects and materials to create something new. Play with clay, watch drawings “dissolve” and have an all-around good time. Sat., 11:00 am. Museum of Contemporary Art. Free. All ages. Event details.
This fun little carnival and bake sale is the next best thing to the Big Top. Join Beauty & Brawn Gallery & Think Space and Macaroni Kid Chicago for craft projects, snacks, face painting and games. Sorry, no tiger taming. Proceeds from the bake sale go to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Sat., 10:00 am. Beauty & Brawn Gallery & Think Space. Free. All ages. Event details.
Tree House Tales
Explore six enchanting tree houses — without the worry of wobbly ladders — at the outdoor exhibit. The kid-safe, totally grounded structures celebrate the importance of trees, from the rustic White Oak Settler’s Cabin (a flashback to pioneer times) to the whimsical Empress Tree Castle (featuring a drawbridge entrance and slide). Through Nov. 30. Morton Arboretum. Free with general admission. All ages. Event details.
What are your plans this weekend?
— Kelly Aiglon
Photo: Courtesy of Baby Loves Disco