10 Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 4-7

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1. Uncover

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Jurassic Quest features more than 100 lifelike dinosaurs that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Dino-themed rides, shows and interactive science and art activities are also on tap.

Details: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont. $19-$22; $18-20 for seniors; free for kids under 2 / MAP

Find more fests: 2021 Festival Guide

2. Jog

The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K will help warm up this weekend. Not up for that long of a run? There’s a two-mile walk option as well. Whichever you choose, enjoy a post-run hot chocolate, fondue and more.

Details: 7 a.m. 15K/5K start; 7:45 a.m. walk start at Grant Park, 301 S. Columbus Drive. $54-$74 / MAP

3. Appreciate

Styles of Plains and Woodlands beadwork are on the agenda at Meet a Scientist: Beads, Buckskin, and Sinew from conservation technician J. Kae Good Bear and collections assistant Michelle Brownlee.

Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Free with general admission: $18-$26 / MAP

4. Stroll

Explore community altars at Villarte: Recorrido de Ofrendas (Day of the Dead Altar Walk). The annual event includes art kits, live mural painting and free virtual workshops.

Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along 26th Street. Free / MAP

5. Watch

More than 250 films from 40 different countries will be screened during the annual Chicago Children’s International Film Festival. This year’s event will be offered virtually, with limited in-person screenings, including “Ape Star,” based on Frida Nilsson’s award-winning novel.

Details for “Ape Star”: 1 p.m. Friday at FACETs, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. $10-$15 / MAP

Festival continues through Nov. 14 at various locations, tickets vary.

(Devon Breen / Pixabay)(Devon Breen / Pixabay)

6. Dig in

Forage & Feast will help you explore the Englewood Nature Trail and learn about the local plants and herbs. Enjoy a seasonal meal, demos and games.

Details: 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Englewood Nature Trail, 5800 S. Halsted St. $50 / MAP

7. Pedal

Helmets and masks are required for Roscoe Village Kidical Mass.  The roughly one-hour ride will cover 3-4 miles and is best suited for kids who no longer need training wheels. Youngsters are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats on their parents’ bikes, according to organizers.

Details: 10 a.m. Sunday at Audubon Elementary School, 3500 N. Hoyne Ave. Free / MAP

8. Repurpose

Hyde Park Art Center’s latest Center Sunday installment: Rot & Grow focuses on food and sustainability. Activities include a discussion on turning trash into treasure and a workshop to create oven mitts and mug rugs.

Details: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free / MAP

9. Pause

The Holistic Health & Spiritual Expo features handmade products, crystals, lotions, energy work, DIY workshops and more.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive N, Schaumburg. $14-$16 / MAP

10. Grow

Do your pandemic plants need a little TLC? Or you want to jump on the plant bandwagon, but aren’t sure how? Get your questions answered and tips at Plant Parenthood: How to choose and care for houseplants.

Details: 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery, 704 Main Street, Evanston. $25 / MAP

(Photo by Margarita Terekhova / Unsplash)(Photo by Margarita Terekhova /Unsplash)

Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Send us an email.

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