8 things to do around Chicago: Depeche Mode, C2E2 and a family Easter egg hunt

Depeche Mode: The British electronic band from the ‘80s is touring behind its latest — and 15th — studio album “Memento Mori.” Following the death last year of founding member and keyboardist Andy Fletcher, full-time members now are just Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, but by most accounts, their sound is undiminished. (The tour is slated to be back Nov. 13.) 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.; www.ticketmaster.com

C2E2: Celebrate everything pop culture and fandom at this three-day convention that features comics, cosplay, gaming, wrestling and animé. This year’s guests of honor are Chris Evans and Tenoch Huerta, both from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can purchase photo ops and autographs from some celebrity guests, browse items for sale in the Artist Alley, and attend a variety of panels. There will also be a cosplay competition, a beer garden with live music and trivia, plus a family-friendly section for the kids. March 31 to April 2 at McCormick Place South, 2301 S. King Drive, single-day tickets from $52.75 at c2e2.com

First Kings of Europe”: Trade your prop swords of C2E2 for the real deal from the Bronze Age in a new exhibition at the Field Museum. A collaboration of 26 different museums, First Kings of Europe” lets you travel back in time to 5000 BCE to learn about trade routes and the rise of ancient Europe’s first rulers. Along with artifacts such as crowns, gold and armor, you can see a Neolithic altar and a life-size funerary pyre simulation. March 31 to Jan. 28, 2024, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-9410 and www.fieldmuseum.org

Golden Con: This convention focuses on one thing only: “The Golden Girls.” Celebrity guests who appeared on the show will talk about their experiences at various panel discussions. There will be a disco night with a costume contest hosted by the Golden Gays of NYC, a new show debut by The Golden Gals Live, and multiple rounds of trivia. March 31-April 2 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, 301 E. North Water St.; single-day tickets from $75 at thankyouforbeingafan.com

The Oddities Flea Market: This offbeat flea market promises to provide “unique items, lovingly curated for fans of the macabre,” including medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home décor, jewelry and art. Get a tarot reading, tintype photography or have your silhouette drawn. Workshops include heavy metal yoga sessions, a Victorian hairwork class and a cat skeleton articulation class. April 1-2 at Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan St. STE #204A; tickets are $25-$50 at theodditiesfleamarket.com

“A Soldier’s Play”: The Broadway play, a murder mystery set on a segregated U.S. Army base in 1944, won a Tony Award for best revival in 2021. The national tour is lead by Norm Lewis. April 4-16 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.; tickets from $35 at 800-775-2000 and broadwayinchicago.com

Newcity and the Chocolate Factory Egg Hunt: This family-friendly Easter egg hunt will feature 20,000 eggs filled with candy and toys, including special “golden eggs.” There will be music, face painting, balloon artists, a candy bar, a photo station and pop-up soccer. Plus, adults get drink tickets. The egg hunt will be conducted in waves by age group and is limited to those ages 16 and under. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 at Newcity, 1457 N. Halsted Street; free reservations at eventbrite.com

Dim Sum & Drag: The Anime Edition: This event features a dim sum brunch while performers bring popular animé characters to life. Performers include E va Young, G eorgia St. Pierre, L uv-Ami Stoole, S pade Slick and S queaky Banks. And there will be a C2E2 cosplay competition. 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 1 at Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway; tickets are $35-$280 (ages 18+) at eventbrite.com