10 Things to Do This Weekend: April 14-17

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1. Swirl

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More than 100 wines from across the globe are yours to taste at the Uncorked Wine Festival. Enjoy your vino while exploring the Museum of Science and Industry after hours.

Details: 8-11 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive. $70 / MAP

2. Jam

Let your kiddos crank up the volume at Urban Fetes: Silent Chicago Family Spring Break event where they’ll have their own headphones to listen to the “Top 40, Kids Bop & Dance.” (Not a Kids Bop fan yourself? No worries, you can listen to a different set of tunes on your own headphones.)

Details: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. $20 for adults, which includes 2 free kids tickets / MAP

3. Dash

Easter egg baskets, bunny ears, sunglasses and participant bibs will all be provided at the Bunny Rock 5K & Egg Hunt. Kiddos can participate in an egg hunt with more than 5,000 eggs. Strollers are allowed, but organizers ask you begin in the back. 

Details: 9 a.m. 5K; 10:15 a.m. Egg Hunt Saturday at 601 W. Montrose Drive. $50-$60 for the 5K; $15-$20 for the kids egg dash / MAP

4. Tune in

The annual Sound of Silent Film Festival pairs silent films with pieces commissioned by Access Contemporary Music from composers around the globe. Settle in for 10 films with acoustic scores performed live.

Details: 7:15-9 p.m. Saturday at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. $15-$30 / MAP

5. Ponder

Grammy Award winner and 2018 Olivier Award winner Joyce DiDonato’s latest initiative “EDEN” fuses music, drama and education to challenge audiences to examine their relationship with the natural world and their place within it.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. $35-$140 / MAP

(Photo by Sergi Jasanada)(Photo by Sergi Jasanada)

6. Pitch in

Volunteers can help tidy up the city’s “front yard” at the Rotary Earth Day Cleanup at Grant Park. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

Details: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday at Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, 301 S. Columbus Drive. Free / MAP

7. Shed

Is your closet full of clothes you no longer wear? Bring them to Books4Cause’s Clothing Swap, where you can trade your threads for others. Or simply donate them if you’re looking to declutter. All remaining items will be donated to Brave Space Alliance’s QT Shop.

Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Books4Cause, 2931 N. Milwaukee Ave. Free / MAP

8. Be bold

Social commentator, writer, pop culture icon and quintessential New Yorker Fran Lebowitz joins Greta Johnsen for a frank conversation – which based on her writings and interviews may include insight into her pet peeves such as tourists, baggage claim areas, after-shave lotions and anyone who is too tan.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive. $29.75-$142.50 / MAP

9. Enjoy

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts’ Choreographer Showcase spotlights South Asian perspectives in contemporary dance and features premieres by Ashwaty Chennat and Shalaka Kulkarni. The showcase includes a musical interlude by tabla artist Krissy Bergmark.

Details: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. $25 / MAP

10. Revel

Spoken word performances, music, plays, drag and variety events are among the highlights of A Hint of Rhino: Rhinoceros Theater Festival. Performances on tap this weekend include “Deconstructing Desolation Row,” four writers’ response to Bob Dylan’s 1965 ballad from “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Labyrinth Cabaret,” featuring musical guests and variety acts.

Details: Performance times and locations vary through May 7

Eve The Bunny will perform as part of the Labyrinth Cabaret Hour. (Photo by Eric Magnusson)Eve The Bunny will perform as part of the Labyrinth Cabaret Hour. (Photo by Eric Magnusson)

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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