GREENING OF CHICAGO
Even though St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Wednesday, Chicago begins the celebration in earnest today.
A FEW OF MANY EVENTS
Dyeing of the Chicago River.
This time-honored Chicago tradition is visible from the east side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, the west side of Columbus Drive bridge and upper or lower Wacker Drive between Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue. The river is dyed a very bright green that should remain that way throughout the day even if you sleep in for the actual dyeing event. However it is most spectacular right after its initial dye job and with today’s rain will be fading faster than usual.
The 55th annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at Columbus and Balbo Drives, then heads north of Columbus to Monroe St.
After the Parade.
Head over to Goose Island Brewpub for STOUT FEST featuring more than 30 stouts on draft from more than 12 local brewers. Through 5p.m. 1800 N. Clybourn Ave.
If you’re not into the St. Patrick’s Day celebration there are other options:
Lillstreet Art Center is inviting anyone who is interested to their Spring Open House featuring workshops for adults and art-making activities for kids.
TODAY”S SCHEDULE OF FREE EVENTS
Kids Activities 12-5pm (1st floor)
Open Studios 12-5pm (2nd & 3rd floor)
Drawing Workshop 12-1pm (3rd floor)
Digital Imaging Workshop 12-2pm (3rd floor)
Screenprint Workshop 1-2pm (3rd floor)
Glass Bead Workshop 1-3pm (3rd floor)
Band Rings Workshop 2-3pm (1st floor)
Wheelthrowing Demo 2-4pm (1st floor)
Embroidery Workshop 3-4pm (3rd floor)
Metal Bracelet Workshop 4-5pm (1st floor)
12p.m. to 5p.m. 4401 N. Ravenswood Avenue. (773) 769 4226.
OPENING TODAY AT THE GOODMAN THEATRE
Rebecca Gilman’s world premiere based on the 1889 Johnstown Flood and the devastation it caused is brought to life in A True History of the Johnstown Flood. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. Through April 18.
NOTE: DISCOUNT TICKETS were available at press time for Sunday’s 7:30p.m. performance of A True History of the Johnstown Flood at all Hot Tix outlets.
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