A new exhibit will open at the Chicago History Museum this weekend and Historic Wagner Farm will host Baconfest. Plus, a new art show will open at Navy Pier, an improv troupe is set to perform at Gorton, and a fashion show will raise money for an Illinois Holocaust Museum committee.
Opens April 8
This new exhibit at the Chicago History Museum will look a nine events throughout American history, including the capture of the City of Washington in 1814, the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and Sept. 11, 2001, in order to look at public opinion at time, how those in power reacted, and the challenge of keeping the country safe without compromising civil liberties.
This annual festival is back at Historic Wagner Farm, which will host participants like Bangers and Lace, Nick’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Sweety Pies Bakery and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. Sunnyside Up will also perform. All proceeds will benefit Friends of Wagner Farm.
This brand new indoor art show will feature 100 artists in Navy Pier’s Exhibit Hall. Guests can sign up for a painting class with Bottle & Bottega, purchase food, wine, beer and other drinks, meet artists and more. Select sales will also benefit Bright Pink.
The League of Improv Heroes, featuring Second City teachers and alumnae, and Jimmy Carrane, host of the “Improv Nerd” podcast, will visit Lake Forest to perform this hilarious show.
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End your weekend with a fashion show that gives back. Dine on bar bites from Morton’s The Steakhouse, sip wine and champagne from Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe, and see the latest fashions from Avant for Men, Belle Vie Chicago, Enaz, Juniper Boutique and Peach Carr, all to benefit the Women’s Leadership Committee of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.
- The North Shore Exchange’s Furniture and Home Decor Warehouse Sale is April 8 at 600 Waukegan Road, Suites 103-104, Northbrook. Shop lamps, china, artwork, rugs and more to update your home for spring. Best of all, 100 percent of profits will be donated to charity.