5 Things to Do This Weekend: Renegade Craft Fair, Community Bike Ride

(Courtesy of Kelsie McNair / Renegade Craft Fair)(Courtesy of Kelsie McNair / Renegade Craft Fair)

1. Browse

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Shop wares from more than 225 artists, designers and creatives at Renegade Craft Fair’s spring festival in Andersonville. You’ll find everything from jewelry and clothing to skincare and snacks. Leashed pets are welcome.

Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Clark Street between Bryn Mawr and Edgewater avenues. $0-12 suggested entry / MAP

Looking for more events? Check out more of the season’s upcoming festivals in our 2023 Chicago Summer Festival Guide.

2. Applaud

Watch 10 world premiere 10-minute plays at TEN 2023. The return of The Gift Theatre company’s annual festival wraps up Monday evening.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. $10 / MAP

3. Cycle

Bust out your bicycle or hop on a Divvy for the My State of Mind Community Bike Ride, which spans five miles in Bronzeville. Relax at the accompanying Wellness Block Party, featuring a yoga session, live DJ and bike raffle.

Details: noon Saturday at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Free / MAP

4. Explore

Check out historic Pullman rail cars at the return of Pullman Railroad Days. Learn what it takes to operate a railroad using a locomotive stimulator or pop on a pair of virtual reality goggles to see how advanced technology fuels the country’s freight railroad. The event includes activity booths, tours, food and entertainment.

Details: Times and events vary Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Pullman Foundation Exhibit Hall, 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Free-$30 / MAP

5. Immerse

Dots Obsession just made its U.S. debut at the WNDR Museum. Artist Yayoi Kusama’s three-story immersive exhibit features floating yellow and black polka dots, a walk-in infinity room and mirrored peep-in installations.

Details: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Monday to Thursday at WNDR Museum, 1130 W. Monroe St. Exhibit included in general and VIP museum admission. $32+ for adults; $22+ for children 3-12; kids 2 and under are free / MAP

Dots Obsession by Yayoi Kusama. (Courtesy of WNDR Museum)Dots Obsession by Yayoi Kusama. (Courtesy of WNDR Museum)

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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