Finally, Spring: March in Chicago

Green rivers and green thumbs galore!

MARCH 2020 — Chicago shifts from winter blues to spring greens this month, with the buzz to get moving outside in full swing. Gear up for a colorful month in a city gearing up for full bloom.

El Greco: Ambition and Defiance” Opens
Saturday, March 7 – Sunday, June 21
Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.)
57 works from across the world are assembled in Chicago for a major exhibition based on the Spanish Renaissance icon, “El Greco”. Explore the painter’s final major work—The Adoration of the Shepherds—the altarpiece he created for his own tomb.

Wellbeing Workshop: Inner Workout 
Saturday, March 7 | 10:00AM-11:00AM
$15 | Stagg Court (4th Floor)
Focus on powerful self-care practices and float into spring renewal in this workshop where gentle movement, breathwork, meditation, and journaling take center stage.

 Do-Good BINGO: Chicago Period Project
Wednesday, March 11 | 6:00PM-7:00PM
$5-8 | Parson’s Pop-Up (The Tank, 1st Floor)
Grab a BINGO board at this downtown feel good activity benefiting Chicago Period Project (CPP) – a local organization set to empower homeless and in-need people to experience their periods with dignity. Your participation CPP distribute critical menstruation supplies to local shelters, schools, and crisis support networks.

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Dying of the Chicago River
Saturday, March 14 | Parade: 12:00PM — Columbus Dr. & Balbo St.
River Dying: 9:00AM — Michigan Avenue Bridge
The city veils itself in green beginning with the iconic Chicago River dying (a Chicago tradition since 1962!), followed by the massive St. Patrick’s Day Parade featuring beloved bagpipes, drum corps, and Irish dancers.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 22 | Various times 
$10-$20, $5 (kids ages 4-12) | Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
Those with a green thumb are invited to discover spring in full bloom at this Chicago exhibition staple “committed to inspiring, educating, and motivating the next generation of gardeners”.

Comedy: The Super Dope Show 
Saturday, March 21 | 8:00PM
$15 | Stagg Court (4th Floor)
Los Angeles’ The Super Dope Show comes to Chicago to offer a night full of laughs as our historic Stagg Court transforms once again into a classic evening comedy club.

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
Sunday, March 22 | Various times 
$35-$50 | Grant Park 
While painting your entire body green may not mandatory at this St. Patrick’s Day-themed race, get ready to kick off the spring reason with this one-of-a-kind sea of green 8k, 2-mile walk, and 1-mile run weaving its way through The Loop.

Floral Workshop with Asrai Garden
Sunday, March 29 | 11:00AM-12:30PM
$75 | Parson’s Pop-Up (The Tank, 1st Floor)
Capture spring in full effect with our friends from Asrai Garden! Spend an afternoon of flower arranging focused on intentional and minimalist design while hanging out in Parson’s Pop-Up.

From The Vault

Live Music this spring Dog-friendly Winter Romps Jumpstart 2019 With Culture, Theater & Comedy Dressing Downton at the Driehaus Museum Curl Up With a Great Book & Glass of Wine Theater in December Support Chicagoans With Special Needs at Cindy's Get (Wine) Schooled