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 are several Earth Day celebrations going on this weekend at the Shedd Aquarium, but also at the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium and the Brookfield Zoo.

World Penguin Day - Brookfield Zoo

World Penguin Day is Saturday, and Brookfield Zoo is celebrating with activities featuring their colony of Humboldt penguins. That will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Living Coast Plaza.

C2E2 - McCormick Place
The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, known as C2E2 is back at McCormick Place. The pop culture convention has the latest and greatest in the world of comics, movies, TV, anime, toys and video games. It runs through Sunday.

Sound Of Silent Film Fest - Music Box Theater
The Sound Of Silent Film Festival returns to the Music Box Theater Saturday night. The unique event features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world.

Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When? - Spertus Institute
The new exhibit it highlights 30 works by artist and activist Ben Shahn, who exposed injustice and inspired social change through his art. It runs through August 27.

WhiskyFest Chicago - Hyatt Regency Chicago
For last minute plans, check out WhiskyFest Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Friday night. You'll have the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 300 whiskies from around the world. Tastings are at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Mary Poppins - Mercury Theater

And on the theatre beat, Disney's Mary Poppins in fun for everyone at the Mercury Theater. The supercalifragilistic Tony Award winning musical runs through May 28.

Party for the Planet - Brookfield Zoo

You can celebrate Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo Sunday with their annual party for the planet! Fun and environmentally friendly activities include flower planting, recycling, arts and crafts, live entertainment and an eco expo where you can learn easy tips to help save the planet.

Champion Of Trees 10K Run - Morton Arboretum

At the Morton Arboretum the Champion of Trees 10k run steps off at 8:00 a.m. Sunday. After the morning run, they'll have a post-race party with live music and recovery food.

CIMMFest - Wicker Park, Bucktown

The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, otherwise known as CIMMFest is a multi-venue festival that showcases the connection between music and the movies! More than 200 events will be held along Milwaukee Avenue from Wicker Park and Bucktown to Logan Square. This year venues have been added in Hyde Park and Lincoln Square. It runs through Sunday.
Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When? - Spertus Instistute

There's a new exhibit at the Spertus Institute, Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When? It highlights 30 works by artist and activist Ben Shahn, who exposed injustice and inspired social change through his art. It runs through August 27.

Chicago Latino Film Festival - AMC River East

The Chicago Latino Film Festival is underway at AMC River East. More than 70 feature films and 40 shorts from Latin American, Spain, Portugal and the United State will be shown through May 4.

Día del Niño - Pilsen

Día del Niño Health Walk and Family Festival is Saturday in Pilsen. The walk steps off at 10 a.m., from the National Museum of Mexican Art. The festival is from 11 to 3 at the UIC Pavilion and includes physical activity, art activities, free health screenings and performances. Admission is free.

Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show - Plumbers Hall

And satisfy your sweet tooth at the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show, Saturday and Sunday at Plumbers Hall on West Washington.
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