5 Things to Do This Weekend: Chicago Theatre Week, International Salsa Congress

A performance of "Les Misérables." (Johan Persson)A performance of "Les Misérables." (Johan Persson)

1. Applaud

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Chicago Theatre Week is back with more than 100 performances throughout the Chicago area. Choose from a diverse range of productions, including comedies, dramas, improv and musicals. A number of restaurants near the theaters are offering dining and parking specials.

Details: Performance times and locations vary through Feb. 26. $15-30.

2. Cruise

Scope domestic, imported, antique and experimental cars at the Chicago Auto Show. The largest car show in North America is home to nearly 1,000 vehicles and a host of auto-related exhibits. Learn more in our WTTW News preview of the event.

Details: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr. $15 for adults; $10 for seniors (62+) or children ages 4-12; children under 4 are free. / MAP

3. Reflect

View work from African American artists from across the country at the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition. The annual show, put on by the Museum of Science and Industry since 1970, is the longest-running exhibition of African American art in the country. See paintings, prints and sculptures — plus work by youth artists.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 23 at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Show is included with museum entry. $21.95 for adults; $12.95 for children ages 3-11; free for members. / MAP

4. Twist

The International Salsa Congress delivers workshops, competitions, big bands and dance shows. Catch performances or dance the night away at the 22nd annual show, featuring Latin and Afro-Latin music and dance. Find out more from our “Latino Voices” conversation.

Details: Times vary Friday to Sunday at the Westin O’Hare, 6100 N. River Road in Rosemont. $15-$399 (VIP weekend pass). / MAP

5. Marvel

Bundle up and head outdoors to see Morton Arboretum’s Human+Nature exhibit before it closes at the end of the month. South African artist Daniel Popper created 15- to 26-foot-tall sculptures exclusively for the arboretum.

Details: 7 a.m. to sunset through Feb. 28 at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle. Included with timed arboretum entry. $16 for adults; $14 for seniors; $12 for children 2-17; children under 2 are free; free for members. / MAP

One of artist Daniel Popper’s towering sculptures at the Morton Arboretum. (Courtesy of the Morton Arboretum)One of artist Daniel Popper’s towering sculptures at the Morton Arboretum. (Courtesy of the Morton Arboretum)

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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