Baseball season is here and Billy Dec, CEO of Rockit Ranch Productions, shares his picks of events for the upcoming week, including a slew of opening day parties as well as some fun ways to celebrate easter.
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Bowling with the Bunny, Apr. 8 at 10am, 10pin Bowling Lounge, $24.95-$34.95
Details: Do something unique this year and bowl with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a delicious brunch buffet.
An Enchanted Spring Evening, Apr. 5 at 7pm, Vosges, $30
Details: A great party with truffle pairings and signature cocktails to awaken your Spring senses.
93XRT Rocks Wrigleyville on Opening Day, Apr. 5, Yak-Zies, FREE
Details: Kick off Cubs season with WXRT and live music by Waco brothers, Guster and J.D. McPherson.
B96 At Rockit Burger Bar, Apr. 5 at 9am, Rockit Burger Bar, FREE
Details: Stylz & Roman do a live broadcast for Cubs and Rockit Burger Bars opening day! Try out the new menu of drinks and 16 gourmet burgers.
Opening Day Broadcast, Apr. 6 at 9am, Bacardi At The Park, FREE
Details: This Opening Day Broadcast features a Pre/Post Game show, The Score's McNeil & Spiegel Show, and The Boers & Bernstein Show.
Paula Deen's Kitchen at Harrah's Joliet, Apr. 5, Harrah's Joliet, FREE to attend
Details: Get in on the Grand Opening of Paula Deen's first Paula Deen Kitchen buffet-style and ala carte restaurant and retails store!
Swing into Spring!, Apr.11-15 at 11am, Navy Pier, FREE
Details: Navy pier is transformed into a town filled with numerous characters, live music, interactive activities, photo opportunities, and more!
Buggin Out, Apr. 10-30 at Various Times, Chicago Children's Museum
Details: April has some buzz-filled events at this exhibit with wearable bug costumes, bug bling, a wacky bug hunt, and itty bitty nature drawings.
Bunny Rock 5k Chicago, Apr. 7 at 9am, Montrose Harbor, $35
Details: Adrenaline Sports Management presents the 2nd Annual Bunny Rock 5k at Montrose Harbor in Chicago, IL
Hands on Hot 'N Spicy Date Nite, Apr. 7 at 6pm, Flavour Cooking School, $70
Details: Prepare and eat wasabi and coconut shrimp stir-fry with jasmine rice, harissa chicken with buttermilk and lentil mashers, and chocolate chili truffles.
Erykah Badu ft. Doug E. Fresh, Apr. 7 at 8pm, Soldier Field Stadium, $104
Details: Join Erykah Badu and Doug E. Fresh as they take the stage at Soldier Field!
13th Annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival, Apr. 5 at 5:30pm, Ferguson Hall 600 S. Michigan, 101, FREE
Details: Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival brings together 12 poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities to read their work.
The Flat Iron Artists Assoc. "Now You See It and Now You Don't" Art Exhibit, The Flat Iron Arts Building, $5 suggested donation
Details: The third annual art exhibit is one special show, celebrating the coming of spring and features more than 60 artists.
Why The Long Facebook? Comedy Show, Apr. 6 at 10pm, Stage 773, $18
Details: Sketch comedy show explores this optimistic & narcissistic virtual world. Why is bullying, sexism, reality TV, and the pursuit of the American Dream no longer discussed face to face, but on Facebook?
Inside the Loop: Explore the Unexpected, Apr. 7 at 1:30pm, Chase Auditorium, $18-$26
Details: This walking tour takes you inside buildings and through underground passages of Chicago.
Semi-Annual Clothing Swap, Apr. 7 at 3:30, Infuse Yoga Spa, FREE
Details: This is a FREE event, so bring your swap stuff, tell your girlfriends and join in on some fun free shopping!
Egg Shell Shuffle, Apr. 7 at 7am, Busse Woods Grove 5, $30-$50
Details: Have fun and stay healthy with this ½ marathon and 5k run/walk! This event helps support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Easter Egg Hunt, Apr. 7 at 7:30am, Mariano's Fresh Market, FREE
Details: Fun for the whole family- this Easter Egg Hunt has over 2,000 eggs!
Doggie Eggstravaganza, Apr. 7 at 11am, 225 Prospect Avenue, FREE
Details: Dogs get to celebrate Easter this year by sniffing out colorful eggs that contain prizes and treats.
Easter Day Play, Apr. 8 at 9am, Pump It Up, $10
Details: Celebrate Easter at Pump It Up with fun games and Easter egg hunts.
CYSO's 65th Anniversary Alumni Concert with the Encore Chamber Orchestra, Apr. 9 at 7:30pm, Symphony Center, $20-$50
Details: Alumni from throughout Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras' 65-year history will perform with current students in CYSO's Encore Chamber Orchestra.
The All American Rejects, Apr. 9 at 6pm, $25
Details: The All American Rejects are currently on tour to promote the album's release and the single 'Beekeeper's Daughter'.
Fabric Heaven and Informal Casting Call at the April Fashion Industry Mixer, Apr. 9 at 6pm, Supreme Novelty Fabrics, $15-$25
Details: The 8th Fashion Industry Mixer is bringing a new twist to this already popular industry event!
Women in Technology "Living Social is a Lifestyle!", Apr. 9 at 6pm, Society Art Gallery
Details: This networking event brings women entrepreneurs, experts, and future founders of female online and technology companies.
Cubs Spring Fling, Apr. 10 at 5pm, Murphy's Bleachers, $40
Details: Grab your friends and enjoy this all day event and see the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs.
Underwater EGGstravaganza, April 5, 6-8pm, The Water Works, Schaumburg, $8-$12
Details: The Easter Bunny joins you in a pool egg hunts, entertainment, games and prizes.