5 Things to Do This Weekend: Maple Syrup Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Stand-Up

Visitors at Mozart Interactive: The Soul of a Genius. (Kyle Flubacker)Visitors at Mozart Interactive: The Soul of a Genius. (Kyle Flubacker)

1. Immerse

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For a fresh spin on classical music, visit Mozart Immersive: The Soul of a Genius. The Austrian composer’s most famous works are paired with stunning visuals inspired by 18th century destinations.

Details: Times vary at Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, 108 W. Germania Place. $27-79.99 adults; $19.99-29.99 children 6-16 / MAP

2. Tap

Taste fresh maple syrup, learn its history and check out a tree tapping at the Cook County Forest Preserve’s Maple Syrup Festival. Activities include games and arts and crafts.

Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., in Northbrook. Free / MAP

3. Gaze

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s "The Dark Side of the Moon" album release, Triton College’s planetarium is presenting a Cosmic Light Show featuring music, lasers, digital effects and, of course, thousands of stars.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturdays through April 29 (except April 1) at the Cernan Earth and Space Center, 2000 Fifth Ave., in River Grove. $10 adults; $5 seniors (55+) and children 2-17; free for Triton College students, faculty and staff / MAP

4. Laugh

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and live performances from some of Chicago’s best Irish stand-up comedians at The Den Theatre’s “Shamrock Shenanigans.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:15 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. $25-31 with a two-drink minimum / MAP

5. Frolic

At Morton Arboretum’s Dog Admission Days, explore more than 1,700 acres of tree-filled landscapes with man’s best friend. Leashes are required, and pooches must be up to date on vaccinations and registrations.

Details: 9 a.m.-sunset Sunday at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle. Timed entry required. $16 for adults; $14 for seniors (65+); $12 for children 2-17; children under 2 are free; free for members; $5 per dog / MAP

(Courtesy of Morton Arboretum)(Courtesy of 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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