Fun April events in Chicago

April 7, 2012 7:53:22 AM PDT
April might bring showers, but in Chicago, it also brings flowers. A flower show is just one of many things happening in the Windy City this month.

Jill Hurwitz, communications manager at the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture (link: http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en.html) stopped by our ABC7 studio to tell us about a few more things.

1. Spring in the Parks (www.chicagoparkdistrict.com)

  • Select Easter Events on April 7 include:
    *Mr. Hippity Hop at Berger Park's Tot Spot
    10 - 10:30 a.m.
    6205 N. Sheridan Avenue
    FREE
    *Lunch with the Bunny at Mayfair Park
    12 - 1:30 p.m.
    4550 W. Sunnyside Avenue
    $7 per child, $5 per adult
    *Doggie Egg Hunt at Horner Park
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    2741 W. Montrose Avenue
    $5 per dog

  • Spring Flower Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory Now Through May 13
    2391 N. Stockton Drive
    Free

2. Chicago Neighborhood Tours (www.explorechicago.org)

  • Hops & Barley: Pubs & Micro-breweries Tours
    April 14, May 12, June 2, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 13, November 10
    Tours Depart from Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
    $55 (21+ only)
  • Hyde Park & Kenwood
    April 21
    $35 for adults, $30 for seniors/students/children
  • Taste of Albany Park
    April 21
    $55 for adults, $50 for seniors/students/children
  • Beverly
    April 28
    $35 for adults, $30 for seniors/students/children

3. Project Onward Exhibit & Events - Autism Awareness Month (www.projectonward.org)

  • Circle of Friends: Autism and the Social Life
    March 23 - May 16
    Chicago Cultural Center Project Onward Studio, 78 E. Washington Street
    FREE
  • Opening Reception
    April 13
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    FREE
  • Portrait Slam!
    April 14
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    $20 for single portrait

4. 28th Chicago Latino Film Festival (www.chicagolatinofilmfestival.org) Presented by the International Latino Cultural Center

  • April 13 - 26
  • Landmark Theaters-Century Shopping Centre, 2828 N. Clark Street
  • $11 general admission; $10 for ILCC members/students/seniors


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