What to Do in Chicago This Weekend: April 5-7, 2013

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Baseball season has arrived in Chicago! In preparation of the Cubs home opener on Monday, there will also be great music and shows to catch this weekend. Don't miss a thing around Chicago this weekend, April 5-7.

Disney's Perry the Platy-Bus

Friday, April 5, 12 p.m.; Saturday, April 6, 12 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 12 p.m.

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Disney's popular blue Platy-Bus is at Navy Pier this weekend! Your kids will thank you for a visit to the Pier to see it. The Road Crew will also be there for some afternoon times with entertainment. There will also be prizes and fun for everyone.

Fete Chicago

Friday-Sunday, April 5-7

Pop-up markets at several different venues and times


Fete Chicago is a pop-up food and design market. There will be guest hosts at different markets, but you will have a chance to try some of the best food in Chicago while learning about some history of these places and information on their newest projects. Some of the dates have already sold out, but there are still some night markets available. For the current list, check out Fete Chicago's website.

Catch Me If You Can

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Cadillac Palace

151 W. Randolph St., Chicago


This Broadway show is doing a quick two-week stint in Chicago. Don't miss the opportunity to catch it as it swings across the nation. It's based on the DreamWorks production "Catch Me If You Can" and is the true story about a man who lived on the run after he began writing hot checks. He was able to live a lavish lifestyle while the police were struggling to catch him.

Riot Fest: A Day to Remember With Of Mice and Men

Saturday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.

Congress Theater

2135 N. Milwaukee, Chicago


Of Mice and Men is great in concert, and this is your chance to experience it. There are not many tickets left, so you need to decide fast if you are going. I found some tickets at Vivid Seats. Other great Riot Fest acts include Bad Religion, The Bronx, and Polar Bear Club. You can get the full lineup, dates, and times on the Riot Fest website.

Maroon 5 With Neon Trees and Owl City

Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.

Allstate Arena

6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont

Sold out; resale tickets may be available

"The Voice" judge and Maroon 5 lead singer, Adam Levine, will be in Chicago on tour with his band. They will delight you with some of Maroon 5's best. Neon Trees, known for "Everybody Talks," and Owl City will be there, too. The night is sold out at Allstate Arena, but you can still get tickets at Vivid Seats.

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.

United Center

$65 and up

Joe Walsh will be opening up the Rock and Roll Never Forgets 2013 Tour. Bob Seger is a hall of famer who has sold over 52 million albums. No matter your age, this concert will be awesome!

All Star Comedy Great Lakes Tour Opening

Sunday, April 7, 8 p.m.

Sheffield's Chicago

3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago

$10 at the door

The All Star Comedy Great Lakes Tour is composed of five comedians. They have an impressive resume and have opened for some big names. These five guys have also won contests naming them as of the funniest guys. The lineup includes Zoltan Kaszas, Josh Lawson, Jesse Egan, Brandon Young, and Bijan Mostafavi. Plus, there's a great selection of drinks!

Janoa Taylor is a freelance writer with a background in business and finance. She offers a unique local perspective gained from years as a Chicago resident.
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