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5 Things to Do this Weekend…In Case You’re Open to Suggestions

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😋 You say “May!”, we say “…we have some free tacos?!” Broken English says yes! 😋

2016 Butterfly ball

When: Friday, May 6th

Where: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr, 60614

Why: The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum host this spring gala, themed Brilliant Nature. Aon and its CEO, Greg Case, are honored for their commitment to science education. Cocktails, dinner, dancing and a program emceed by NBC’s Anne Thompson inspire guests to connect with nature and science.

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MCA Prime Time: Purple

When: Friday, May 6th

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, 60611

Why: Get up close and personal in the purple rain with live music, art activations, and food and drink throughout the museum. In a special tribute performance to the life, music, and legacy of Prince, Chicago-based funk and soul artist Avery R. Young brings his nine-piece band, Deacon Board, to perform a spectrum of Prince and Prince-inspired works. Join MCA and let’s go crazy as they remember this truly original artist.

More info: Museum of Contemporary Art

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The King and I Celebration

When: Saturday, May 7th

Where: Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 60606

Why: The Lyric Opera fundraiser is presented by the company’s Women’s Board and Guild Board of Directors. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and a Lyric Opera performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I.

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UNCORKED: Chicago Wine Festival

When: Saturday, May 7th

Where: Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market, 60607

Why: The Inaugural Uncorked: Chicago wine festival features 50 wineries, over 100 wines to taste, gourmet food trucks, live music, custom photo booth and lots of other fun goodies to enjoy.

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Music Matters Benefit

When: Saturday, May 7th

Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, 60601

Why: Music is a powerful part of a complete education. It sparks creativity in the minds of children and teaches them valuable teamwork and problem solving skills. Yet today, many schools across Chicago lack the resources to provide music education. With your support Ravinia can change that. Over the last 23 years, this annual benefit has raised over $2.5 million for Ravinia Festival and its REACHTEACHPLAY education programs

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Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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