ABC 7's Roz Varon has plenty of fun suggestions for this weekend!
Cirque du Soleil, VOLTA - SOLIDER FIELD PARKING LOT
VOLTA is the newest Cirque du Soleil and it opens tonight under the big top in the parking lot at Soldier Field. Energetic, urban and contemporary, the acrobatics in this Cirque production are inspired by the culture of street sports! VOLTA runs through July 6th.
Angels with Tails - GOLD COAST
Looking to find that perfect pet? PAWS Chicago wants to help! Their annual Angels with Tails adoption event is this Sunday from noon to 4 pm in Chicago's Gold Coast. Dozens of retailers and adoption agencies will feature dogs and cats looking to find their forever home.
The Other Art Fair - MANA CONTEMPORARY, 2233 S. THROOP
On the art beat, some of the best emerging artists are featuring their works at The Other Art Fair in Pilsen. 120 talented, independent artists will be on hand at Mana Contemporary on South Throop through Sunday.
More farmers markets are opening for the season - the Division Street City Market is now open on Saturdays and the Logan Square Farmers Market is open on Sundays.
Night Nation Run - SOLDIER FIELD
The running music festival known as Night Nation Run is tonight at Soldier Field! It's a music-filled course with live DJs, light shows, bubble zones, neon and black lights! Pre-party begins at 6:30, the first wave of runners at 8 pm. Stand Up 2 Cancer is the official charity.
What's Blooming on Harrison - HARRISON ART DISTRICT, OAK PARK
Oak Park's family-friendly art fair, What's Blooming on Harrison, is today in the Arts District on Harrison between Cuyler and Humphrey. Enjoy live music, a children's carnival, craft demonstrations and hands-on workshops from 11 am to 7 pm.
Wright Plus House Walk - OAK PARK
Also in Oak Park, the annual Wright Plus House Walk is going on today, with eight special tours inside private residences and two landmark buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries.
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg - AUDITORIUM THEATRE
On the dance beat, the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg will be performing the North American premiere of Boris Eifman's The Pygmalian Effect at the Auditorium Theatre, tonight and Sunday afternoon.
Chicago Critics Film Festival - MUSIC BOX THEATRE
And on the film beat, the Chicago Critics Film Festival is underway at the Music Box Theatre. Highlights of the week long fest include the film Yesterday, the story of a struggling musician who realizes he's the only person on earth who can remember the Beatles!
Roz Varon's Weekender Report