This Friday, Chicago’s biggest sports fans will be split between the Cubs’ home game against the Dodgers and the White Sox’s home game against the Yankees. Of course, there’s plenty of other sports to be enjoyed this weekend, including the WNBA’s Windy City Dream’s showdown with the Seattle Storm on Friday night and the Stanley Cup Playoff rematch between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon.
With the reopening of Navy Pier, a ten-minute fireworks display will be held every Saturday in May starting at 9pm. The exhibition is free and you can view it from any outdoor area of the pier.
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Last summer, the Merchandise Mart was used as a giant projection screen to display all kinds of visual art at night. It was so popular that they brought it back this year. Be sure to check it out because it opens this weekend!
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Replay Lincoln Park is known as a popular arcade bar. They are also known for their famous pop-up themes in the back bar. For the month of April, it will be the Dunder Mifflin Company. Definitely check it out if you’re a fan of the Office series!
- Location: 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the set of Friends? Visit this 25th anniversary pop-up for that! The 12 rooms offer many photo opportunities. Although the experience costs $35, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Chicago charities.
Concert dates for Wrigley Field this summer have finally been announced. Check out the article below to see who’s coming to town!
Here are all the sporting events with Chicago teams taking place this weekend. The Cubs and White Sox have hosted limited crowds so far this season, and the Bulls and Blackhawks will do the same starting this weekend.
- against the Celtics: Friday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN …
- to the Pistons: Sunday, May 9 at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago …
The Bulls posted a solid win against the Hornets, 120-99, on Thursday. With Zach LaVine back, we’ll see if the Bulls can start winning in their attempt to stay in the race for a spot in the Eastern Conference. With fans returning to the United Centre for the first time this season, there should be more excitement around the team. Check out the Bulls On Tap podcast to prepare for this weekend’s games, and visit the Bulls tab here for more analysis throughout the NBA season.
- against the stars: Sunday, May 9 at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago …
The Blackhawks are out of the playoffs, but they still have a lot to look forward to when fans return to the United Center this weekend. The Blackhawks are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night and will want to build on that momentum in Sunday’s game, which will be the first in 2021 for Blackhawks fans. Check out the Blackhawks tab here and listen to the Four Feathers podcast to stay up to date on the Blackhawks.
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- Friday, May 7 at 7:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago …
- Saturday, May 8 at 6:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago…
- Sunday, May 9 at 1:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago …
The White Sox split the series against the Reds midweek, and get a day of rest before heading to Kansas City this weekend. With the Royals suffering setbacks of late, the White Sox will try to distance themselves from their division rivals in the standings in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. For analysis and commentary on baseball from a South Side perspective, listen to the Sox On Tap podcast.
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- Saturday 8/5 at 1:20pm on Marquee Network
- Sunday 5/9 at 1:20pm on Marquee Network
The Cubs recorded a decisive win over the Dodgers this week and faced the Pirates on Friday afternoon. They play two more games this weekend against the Bucks in Friendly Confines. Listen to the Cubs On Tap podcast for more commentary on the North Siders.
- against the Union: Saturday 8/5 at 12:00.
Fyre return home this weekend looking for their first win when they host the Philadelphia Union. Don’t forget to check out the Chicago Fire tab to stay up to date on Chicago football throughout the year.
That’s the end of this edition of what’s happening in Chicago this weekend. As you can see, there’s plenty to do in and around Chicago, so don’t let the ongoing pandemic scare you off! Look forward to the upcoming events each week.
As always, leave a comment if you think we should add something to the list for this weekend or the next!
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