Give back this weekend by packing meals for hungry children, taking part in a St. Patrick’s Day-themed Polar Plunge, or watching a staged reading featuring cast members of Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD.
Help The Volunteer Center and the Winnetka Rotary pack 100,000 meals for children in Nicaragua.
The Chicago River will once again be dyed green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Afterward, don’t miss the parade, which will start at Balbo and Columbus and continue north on Columbus.
Piven Theatre Workshop will present a staged reading of “Waiting” with cast members from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD, including Sophia Bush, Monica Raymund and Marina Squerciati. The event will benefit Piven Arts Programming at YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Cook County Jail Women’s Division.
Dress up in your best green outfit before jumping into Lake Michigan at Forest Park Beach. Proceeds from this event will benefit Lake County Cares, which is celebrating 50 years of connecting residents with more than 200 nonprofits.
The Pilgrim Chamber Players, celebrating 20 years, will welcome Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist John Sharp as a guest performer this weekend. The concert will include music by Beethoven, Villa-Lobos and Tchaikovsky.