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

Roz Varon takes a look at some events on this St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Dyeing of the Chicago River - Chicago River between Michigan Ave. and Columbus Drive

The city will be decked out in green Saturday, for St. Patrick's Day, including the traditional dyeing of the Chicago River, scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Best viewing spots: the east side of Michigan Avenue, the west side of Columbus Drive or Upper and Lower Wacker between Michigan and Columbus.

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade - Columbus from Balbo to Monroe
Then, get your spot to watch the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, filled with colorful floats, Irish step dancers, marching bands and bagpipes. It steps off at noon from Columbus and Balbo, heading north to Monroe. If you can't make it, you can catch it live on ABC7!

Just Dance LIVE - Navy Pier
Fans of the video game just dance, won't want to miss Just Dance LIVE - in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier! This pilot tour brings all the fun from the 2-D world into a fully interactive experience, from the characters and costumes to the actual performance. It runs through Sunday.

Mummies - Field Museum

See mummies like you've never seen them before at the Field museum! The national tour ends here, at home and you won't believe what you'll see! The exhibition includes 14 mummies, painted coffins, ceramics and mummified animals - scientists used CT scanning, DNA analysis and other cutting edge technologies to see what these people looked like! Mummies runs through April, 2019.

Adam Trent - Cadillac Palace Theatre
On the magic beat, Adam Trent brings his fresh, funny, high-tech illusions to Chicago for a limited run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre Friday and Saturday night!

Mary Stuart - Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier
And on the theatre beat, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Mary Stuart at Navy Pier is getting rave reviews. This tale of power, greed, and deception between Elizabeth I, Queen of England and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots runs through April 15.

Chicago Flower and Garden Show - Navy Pier

Think spring at the Chicago Flower and Garden show! This year's theme - is Flowertales: Every Garden Has a Story To Tell - and each of the 20 walkable gardens in the show tell a different story! The show features seminars and presentations, as well as garden gourmet cooking demonstrations. The Chicago Flower and Garden Show runs through Sunday.

Rewriting History - DuSable Museum
At the Dusable Museum of African American History, rewriting history: paper gowns and photographs, has been extended by popular demand. The exhibit is an inquiry into social change, but at the same time brings a vision of hope, strength, resilience and beauty of the future. It runs through May 25.

Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Slam - Auditorium Theatre
And the largest youth poetry festival in the world, Louder Than a Bomb, team finals are Sunday night at the Auditorium Theatre. This Olympic-style poetry slam will also feature musical performances and guest judges.

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