Susanna Negovan, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Avenue Magazine, stopped by to fill us in on some of the best events going on around Chicago this weekend.
Cinderella Joffrey Academy of Dance, May 10-13, The Joffrey Ballet (10 E. Randolph St.), FREE! (Suggested $10 donation) Details: The magic fairytale of Cinderella is coming to life as the Joffrey Academy's annual Spring Production. The evil stepsisters, stepmother, Cinderella and the charming Prince will dazzle audiences! http://joffrey.org/academy/cinderella
Crash The Gala, May 11, Art Institute of Chicago (111 South Michigan Avenue), $100 Details: The opening celebration for Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective continues at the gala after-party hosted by Ikram Goldman. Attendees will be able to dance to the mixes of DJ Jesse De La Pena, experience cutting-edge performance art, and enjoy delicious food and a premium vodka bar. http://www.artic.edu/aic/calendar/event?EventID=9956=12
Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger, May 12, Art Institute of Chicago (111 South Michigan Avenue), $30 for adults & kids 14 and up; $15 for kids 10-13. Details: It's a scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by adults. http://thelocaltourist.com/event/art-institute-chicago/watson-adventures-wizard-school-scavenger-hunt-harry-potter-fans
Decades Pop-Up Shop, May 12-13, Space519 (900 N. Michigan Avenue), FREE! Details: Decades is a Hollywood based retailer that consigns one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories from the closets of celebrities and stylists and fashion icons and sells the goods at up to 80% off retail. http://www.space519.com/happenings/
"Chocolate and Flowers" Mother's Day Chicago Chocolate Tour, May 12-13, Starts at 900 N. Michigan Ave., $40 Details: Celebrate Mother's Day, flowers, and chocolate on a special limited-edition walking tour featuring chocolate tasting and fun! Every woman receives a flower. http://www.chicagochocolatetours.com/events/
Y-ME Race at Your Pace, May 13, Butler Field in Grant Park (Columbus and Jackson Streets), $35 in advance, $40 event day registration (Free for kids to attend!) Details: People will gather on Mother's Day in celebration and remembrance of breast cancer survivors to run this 5k. Start time is at 8a.m. http://www.race.y-me.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1006452
Tommy Lee DJs, May 12, Enclave Chicago (220 W. Chicago Ave.), $20 Details:Tommy Lee and DJ Aero will make an appearance at Enclave. http://www.enclavechicago.com
The Power Walk for Dress for Success, May 12, Diversey Harbor in Lincoln Park Details: The 5k walk is to promote women's health and wellness initiatives http://www.dfspowerwalk.org/site/TR?fr_id=1490&pg=entry
Ravinia's Music Matters Black-Tie Benefit, May 12, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (221 N. Columbus Dr.,), $225 Details: Will feature student performances, dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and more. The event will raise money for Ravinia's Reach*Teach*Play educational programs, which provide musical opportunities to the under-served communities of Chicago. http://ravinia.org/musicmatters.aspx
LA-Z-Boy Grand Opening,
Details: It's an evening of furniture, fashion and fun! La-Z-Boy is unveiling a brand new store front at their new North Elston Avenue location. They teamed up with some of Chicago's best style and design experts (Amy Tara Koch, Shani Silver, The Girls of Lincoln Park and Monica Pederson) to put their own spin on four different living rooms.
MS Fashion Show,May 10, Millennium Knickboker Hotel (163 Walton Place, Chicago),$65 Details: A fun evening of elegance, cocktails and hors d'ouevres! This fundraising fashion show is in honor of Joseph Matthew Fabbioli and will feature the "Kwabena" collection. http://kwabena.net/