As the weather continues to warm up, many of us are looking for opportunities to get out and safely enjoy going to events. There are many things popping up during this time of year, from flower shows to pop-ups the city is starting to host more things around town. Whether enjoying some nature or picking up some local brews, we have a list of great ideas to get out and enjoy these April events.

Visit a Spring Flower Show

Spring brings us not only warmer weather but blooming flowers, meaning that there are multiple spring flower shows to visit around the city. The Garfield Park Conservatory has the show “Saturation,” which focuses on giving attendees a look at flowers with a focus on color. With flowers grouped together by color, you get to see the amazing range of hues right next to each other, providing a dazzling visual. Lincoln Conservatory also has decided to choose a color-based show, the “Pretty in Pink” flower show has a wide range of flowers showing off rosy tints. Regardless of which flower show you choose to go to, the pops of color are a welcome back into nature that is well-needed for many of us who have been cooped up at home.


Grab Some Beers and Art at a Pop-up

Looking to do something to support local shops? Chicago Craft: A Collective Grip is the perfect weekly event for you. Presented by Jeppson’s at the Cobra Lounge, you are able to get your alcoholic fix here while perusing merch and art. You can either build your own 6 pack from local breweries, or instead grab some craft cocktails to-go by local bartenders. Of course, as a Jeppson’s event, it wouldn’t be complete without the offering of Malört shots. Beyond all of this alcohol, however, is the opportunity to look at vintage riot fest merch and local band merch. There are featured local artists every week allowing you to peruse their works and potentially bring one home. If you are feeling lucky, you can enter for one of the raffles and giveaways as well! Masks are required, and only a limited number of people are allowed in the lounge at a time to ensure safety can be maintained during the event.

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Get Nerdy

Looking for something for that nerd in your life? Consider going to the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit! This MSI exhibit shows off over 300 items that take you into Marvel’s long history. You can see everything here from costumes and props from the movies to very first published Marvel comic from 1939. More of a gamer? Check out Nom Nom: 40 Years of Pac-Man Design and History at the Chicago Gamespace! This exhibit celebrates the yellow hungry character’s 40th anniversary, exploring the evolution and history behind this iconic game. 

April Chicago Events

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