Best weekend events
Things to do
A new stage adaptation of the classic TV special.
From high-flying Mary Poppins to a singing mermaid.
Dig into the history of America's iconic storyteller at the MSI.
Join a holiday sing-along at the Art Institute.
Faires, new spaces and workshops abound.
A Chicago teacher talks about her educational iPad apps.
The former Saturday Night Live comedian reinvents herself as a thoughtful (and still hilarious) memoirist.
The Blue Sky studios cofounder talks about Leaf Men, Ice Ages and Oscars.
The Michigan singer-songwriter plays his third annual Earth Day concert at Chicago’s Nature Museum.
Do chains deserve their bad rap? To find out, we pitted them against their “authentic” city counterparts in a blind taste of kid-friendly faves.
Everyone knows the labratory is where the fun happens.
Champions of painstaking stop-motion movie-making, Laika follows up its 2009 hit Coraline with another comedy-thriller for kids.