Last updated: October 25, 2019
Over the next week in Chicago, you can eat sustainable food, get a cool tattoo, throw colored powder at strangers, drink whisky next to private jets… and a whole lot more.
Check out our weekly list of curated Chicago events that will delight your senses and make you glad to live in one of the greatest cities in the world.
March 22-23 at UIC Forum
As we discover more and more these days, not all food is good food. In fact, some of the things we eat barely qualifies as real food. The Good Food Movement is trying to change all that by promoting local, sustainable food that’s just as good for your health as it is for your taste buds. Over the course of the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to taste and learn from world-class chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs and more.
March 22-24 at Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Inkaholics will love this celebration of all things tattoo. Whether you want to show off your current body art, gather inspiration for new designs or just revel in the culture that surrounds this art form, you’ll enjoy the experience. In addition to famous tattoo artists, there will also be acrobats, fire-breathers, contortionists and more to keep you entertained.
March 23 at Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
Celebrate the arrival of spring be embracing this colorful Indian tradition. Holi (or festival of colors) is most famous for the vibrant colored powder and water that people playfully toss at one another until everyone begins to resemble a child’s finger painting. The Chicago celebration will feature that fun tradition as well as authentic musical and dance performances.
March 23 at Chicago Executive Airport – PWK
If you’ve always dreamed of living the high life as part of the global jet set, then this is your chance for a little taste. Guests will get to sample delicious wines, whiskies and appetizers all while hanging out in a cavernous airplane hangar surrounded by private jets.
March 24 – April 7 at Macy’s State Street
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show that we featured last week is not your only opportunity to delight in the floral gifts of spring. Starting Sunday, flower lovers can take in dazzling, over-the-top displays of plants, trees and flowers from all over the world at the State Street Macy’s. Entry is free to the public and displays can be found all over the store.
March 22-23 at Vic Theatre
As the front man of one of Chicago’s most famous and well-loved bands, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy likes to go solo for a couple Chicago shows each year. And his large and impressive songbook isn’t the only cool thing about it – all the proceeds of both shows benefit local charities.
March 22-Jan 20 at The Field Museum
For lovers of the natural world, this traveling exhibition is not to be missed. It features 100 of the best nature photographs from around the world. Chosen from among 45,000 submissions, these stunning images depict animals and landscapes in ways that will illicit wonder, sadness and laughter.
March 24 at Millennium Park
If you’re still sad that St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, you’ll be psyched for another excuse to don your green wardrobe. Participants can choose to run the mile or 8K (about 5 miles) events, and registration is still open for both events until they reach capacity.