Weekend Plans: Cherry Blossoms blooming, Golden Girls (fans) glowing, and Rosé Running
By City Cast Chicago | @citycastchicago
We made it, as our friend and “Nerdette” host Greta Johnsen says every week. We made it through a week that was cold, rainy, even snowy (!) to get to this warmer weekend that surely will have us dreaming about summertime Chi.
Enjoy it, be safe, and send us photos! Or tell us what you did this weekend! We may just send you some cool City Cast swag in exchange for your Chicago moments.
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◼️ The LA-based firm SaveLive has purchased Jam Productions, Chicago’s second-largest concert promoter. Jam also owns and operates venues, including the Riviera Theater and Park West, and the vacant Uptown Theater. [Crain’s Chicago Business]
◼️ Whitney Young High School principal Dr. Joyce Kenner announced she’s retiring after more than 30 years at the school. Kenner led the prestigious high school through multiple CPS CEOs and scandals, such as a federal investigation into district-wide enrollment practices. [Chicago Sun-Times]
◼️ The Bulls and Bucks are tied 1-1 in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. Bulls have home court advantage tonight at 7:30. Read more about the role Nikola Vučević played in Wednesday’s game.
◼️ This week’s must-listen and must-read.
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🗓️ YOUR WEEKEND PLANS
+Waldos Forever Fest. Experience live music, drag performances, and cannabis-forward vendors from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. in Andersonville.
+Trickery Chicago Magic Show. Watch the magic unfold at 6 p.m. in Northalsted.
+Run for Rosé 5K. Reward your walk or run with a glass of the pink varietal, all while raising money for Alzheimer’s Association. Starts at 9 a.m. in Lakeview.
+Hanami Festival. Take in the cherry blossoms among the sounds of traditional Japanese drumming at noon in Jackson Park.
+Golden Con: Thank You For Being A Fan. Celebrate all things Golden Girls, including the beloved Oak Park native we lost in late 2021, Betty White. Starts today at Navy Pier.
+A Hint of Rhino: The Rhinoceros Theater Festival 2022. See sketch comedy, cabaret, and experimental theater at the long-running fest. Runs through May in Uptown and Logan Square.
+Sara Juli: Burnt-out Wife. Check out the one-woman dance comedy show that takes on marriage, relationships and general burn-out Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the South Loop.
⏪ THIS WEEK ON THE PODCAST
Missed an episode? Catch up.
TODAY: Do Cameras Make Us Safer? Plus, Masks Off (Again) and the Great Potato Salad Debate
THU: Chicago Improv Alums Matt Walsh and Brad Morris Take on Tech Dependency in ‘Unplugging’
WED: The Illinois Lottery Comes From A Bronzeville Parlor Game
TUE: New Podcast Makes Oprah a College Level Course
MON: ‘You Want Harold, You Got Him’: How Harold Washington Beat the Machine