10 Things to Do This Weekend: March 31-April 3

(Photo by Trevor Beaty)(Photo by Trevor Beaty)

1. Relate

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Meeting your future in-laws is one thing. Introducing them to your parents is a whole nother ballgame, especially when they have divergent backgrounds. “La Cage Aux Folles” portrays such a meeting when Jean-Michel brings his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents home to meet his non-traditional family.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $21.50-$106 / MAP

2. Decorate

Bring a half dozen hard boiled eggs to the Lithuanian Easter Egg Etching Workshop, where you’ll learn the traditional Lithuanian surface etching technique. Etching tools will be provided. Check out the museum’s collection of Easter eggs, including eggs by the late Ramute Plioplys, a folk artist who pioneered egg engraving methods for hollow eggs.

Details: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Road. $12-$20; $8 for kids / MAP

3. Support

Orbert Davis, Lynne Jordan and Leandro Lopez Varady are among the artists performing in Chicago Legends for Ukraine, a benefit concert that will donate all proceeds to the National Bank of Ukraine for humanitarian aid.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. $50 / MAP

4. Bond

You can connect with your mate at Partner Yoga, where the two of you will be guided in coupled breathwork, partner poses and a heart opening yoga flow. Mats are provided, but organizers suggest bringing your own as well as a blanket, eye cover and pillows to get comfy.

Details: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Joy Room Chicago, 4837 W. Irving Park Road. $30 / MAP

5. Examine

Preserved specimens, skulls and bones, funeral collectibles and creepy clothing are among the featured items showcased at the Oddities & Curiosities Expo. The traveling show also includes a taxidermy class where you’ll create your own two-headed duck (10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $235 includes admission price).

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive. $10-$15; free for kids 12 and under / MAP

(Oddities & Curiosities Expo / Facebook)(Oddities & Curiosities Expo / Facebook)

6. Bask

Soak up the beauty of nature from the sights, sounds and smells of LaBagh Woods at a Forest Bathing event. Organizers advise wearing comfortable clothing and suitable walking shoes (in case there’s mud), as well as bringing a blanket, cushion or chair to sit on.

Details: 3-4 p.m. Sunday at LaBagh Woods, near picnic grove 1, W. Foster and N. Cicero avenues. Free / MAP

7. Repurpose

Looking to make your wedding green? Stop by the Great Wedding Recyclery: A Garage Sale of Sorts to browse fashion accessories, centerpieces and other wedding décor that another bride has loved and used.

Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake St. $5 / MAP

8. Slurp

You can sample more than 20 traditional Mexican stews at Lo Rez Brewing’s annual Pozole Cook Off as community members vie for bragging rights and a trio of prizes.

Details: 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lo Rez Brewing, 2101 S. Carpenter St. Free MAP

9. Consider

Described as one of the premiere international fests exclusively dedicated to experimental film and video, the Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival returns with 35 short films competing in five different programs. The international films explore themes of digital media production, the politics of memory and the value of physical space.

Details: Screenings 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Chicago Filmmakers, 1326 W. Hollywood Ave. $8-$10 / MAP. Streaming Saturday-April 6. $8-$10

10. Slither

Get up close and personal with some cold-blooded creatures at the Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show. Thinking about becoming a scaly pet parent? Connect with professional and reptile enthusiasts to learn all you need to know.

Details: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. $10; free for kids 12 and under / MAP

(Show Me Reptile Show / Facebook)(Show Me Reptile Show / Facebook)

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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