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Spring Culture Guide

  • Shamrock Shuffle

    Shake off winter with this 8K through Grant Park. Each participant receives a T-shirt, a medal and access to the post-race party, featuring live music and refreshments.

    Grant Park, 337 East Randolph Street

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  • Movies & Music Festival

    The ninth-annual Chicago International Movies & Music Fest brings more than 100 screenings and concerts celebrating movies about music and music about movies to the city.

    Various venues across the city

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  • Kids & Kites Festival

    Celebrate the arrival of spring at this free, outdoor family-friendly festival at Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park, where kids can fly a kite or watch professional demonstrations. Free paper kites will be provided, but families will also be able to purchase more intricate flying creations from a variety of vendors.

    4400 North Lake Shore Drive

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  • Chicago Craft Beer Week

    The annual event from the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild brings the Chicago beer community together for more than a week of tastings, tappings, dinners and other beer-focused events at locations all over the city.

    Various venues across the city

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  • "MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls"

    The MCA's latest exhibition in its ongoing DNA series confronts the gender inequality that still haunts the art world. Named after the ‘90s feminist punk movement, "Riot Grrrls" showcases paintings by notable female artists like Mary Heilmann, Charline von Heyl and Judy Ledgerwood.

    Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue

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