10 Things to Do This Weekend: March 17-20

(Courtesy of Navy Pier)(Courtesy of Navy Pier)

1. Frolic

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The ancient Hindu festival Holi – also known as the festival of love and festival of colors – celebrates the arrival of spring and is famous for its throwing of colorful powders. Entertainment includes music, dance and educational activities.

Details: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Free / MAP

2. Rejoice

After a two-year hiatus, Fitzgerald’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration returns with performances by the Shannon Rovers, the Mayer School of Irish Dance, Fitz & the Celts and more.

Details: Noon-11 p.m. Saturday at Fitzgerald’s Night Club, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $5-$15 / MAP

3. Ponder

Classical Heroines” explores the tension between 18th-century operatic heroines’ traditional roles as wives, girlfriends and lovers and the sheer power of the female voice.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $25-$95 / MAP

4. Imbibe

Sample brews invented in the 17th century by a Paulaner monk who brewed a batch of “strong beer” to help his fasting brothers during Lent at Open Haus Stammtisch - Starkbierfest.

Details: 7:30-11 p.m. Friday at the DANK Haus Skyline Lounge, 4740 N. Western Ave. $5 suggested donation, RSVP required / MAP

5. Dash

Lace up your sneakers and wear your best St. Patrick’s Day attire (again!) for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K run. Enjoy a post-race party featuring live music at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park.

Details: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Monroe Street. $60 / MAP

(Courtesy of Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle)(Courtesy of Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle)

6. Acquire

Lo Rez Brewery’s Women’s History Market features an all-female local vendor line up, including The Shudio, Casa Garden, MojoOwl and Cute 2 Me Shop. Live music, local food and beer are also on tap.

Details: 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Lo Rez Brewing, 2101 S. Carpenter St. $5 suggested donation benefiting Mujeres Latinas en Accion / MAP

7. Pointe

The Joffrey Academy of Dance’s “Winning Works” features four world premieres, with works ranging from a mix of ballet and contemporary to neo-classical.  

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Grand Ave. $20-$30 / MAP

8. Behold

Some of the best local, national and international artists will be at the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention, where you can show off your ink or get a tat of your own. Entertainment includes carnival, burlesque and suspension shows.

Details: 2-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont $25 per day; $50 three-day pass; free for kids under 12 / MAP

9. Immerse

Relationships are the focus of the 18 films featured in the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival’s spring edition, with films ranging from light-hearted rom-coms like “One More Story” to dramas like “Neighbours.”

Details: 10 a.m. (“Neighbours”), 12:30 p.m. (“They Survived Together”) and 2:15 p.m.  (“One More Story”) Sunday at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. (MAP) Streaming Thursday-Sunday. $15

10. Connect

Sports can bring people together and tear them apart (Hello, Cubs-Sox rivalries!). The role sports plays in relationships is explored in “King James,” which follows a friendship over 12 years from LeBron James’ rookie season to an NBA championship. Get the scoop from Hedy Weiss.

Details: Performances 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday through April 10 at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. $20-$88 / MAP

Ensemble member and Artistic Director Glenn Davis, left, and Chris Perfetti in Steppenwolf Theatre’s world premiere production of “King James” by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph. (Credit Michael Brosilow)Ensemble member and Artistic Director Glenn Davis, left, and Chris Perfetti in Steppenwolf Theatre’s world premiere production of “King James” by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph. (Credit Michael Brosilow)

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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