Roz Varon's Weekender Report

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Roz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend. (WLS)

There's plenty do to outside this weekend in the Chicago area to take advantage of the nice weather. That includes adopting a 4-legged friend from PAWS Chicago during their Adopt-A-Thon this weekend.

World Penguin Day - Brookfield Zoo
It's a busy weekend at Brookfield Zoo! Saturday is World Penguin Day with special activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., both inside and outside the Living Coast exhibit. The first 1,000 youngsters will receive a commemorative wristband.

Party for the Planet - Brookfield Zoo
On Sunday, the zoo's annual Earth Day celebration, Party for the Planet will feature tree and flower planting, special zoo chats and an eco expo where more than 20 organizations will be on hand with info on ways to be ecofriendly. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chicago Park District will have several Earth Day events at parks throughout the city on Saturday. Here at Dvorak Park stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and help clean and spruce the park up for spring and summer fun.

Champion of Trees 10K - Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum's annual Champion of Trees 10k run is this Sunday at 8 a.m. Then stick around for the post-race party with recovery food and live music.

CineYouth Film Festival - Music Box Theatre
The Music Box Theatre hosts Cinema/Chicago's Cineyouth Festival! Friday through Sunday the fest will showcase short films by directors ages 6 to 22 from around the world.

Día del Niño - National Museum of Mexican Art
The 22nd annual Día del Niño will be held Saturday at the National Museum of Mexican Art. The free fest will feature art, music, dancing, health and wellness - it kicks off at 10 a.m. with something new-- a costume caminata, a parade around Harrison Park with kids dressed as their favorite superheroes.

Kevin Nealon - City Winery
On the comedy beat Kevin Nealon will be at City Winery Friday. Doors open at 6:00, show time 8:00 p.m.
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