David Anthony Geary poses with his works at the Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar. Credit: Courtesy of the Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar

CHICAGO — From a Holi celebration and dog-friendly market to a movie screening and St. Patrick’s Day party, there’s a lot happening in Chicago.

Here are 14 things to do in Chicago this weekend:

Hyde Park Handmade

Noon-4 p.m. Sunday

The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

You can shop handmade jewelry, clothing, body products, home goods, tea, baked goods and more from local makers this weekend. There will also be cocktails and a DJ playing soulful tunes. Admission is free with a reservation. You can RSVP online.

Holi Celebration

2-4 p.m. Saturday

Chicago Women’s Park & Garden, 1801 S. Indiana Ave.

You can celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, with the Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts. There will be music, dancing, arts and crafts and more. Admission is free, but you will get a package of Holi powder paint and/or colored water to throw during the event if you donated at least $10. You can reserve a spot online. If you have any questions about accessibility, you can email mordion@kalapriya.org or call 312-436-2789.

Shake Your Shamrock

6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday

Norwood Park Train Station, 6088 N. Northwest Highway

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue. Don your green apparel and enjoy a light show, breakdancing, music, cocktails, snacks and more at this family-friendly event. Tickets are $20 for adults (which includes two drinks) and $5 for kids. You can buy them online.


8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Crowley’s Yacht Yard Lakeside, 3434 E. 95th St.

Meet fellow boaters and prepare for boating season at this annual open house at Crowley’s Yacht Yard. There will be a Nautical Donations flea market, seminars, food, music and more.

Women’s Pop-Up Market

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday

Anne’s Haven, 5629 W. Irving Park Rd.

More than a dozen women-owned businesses will be at this Women’s History Month pop-up market. The lineup includes Chicago Sauces, Colectiv, Heidy’s Krafts and Moo’s Mercantile. You can shop soaps, candles, floral arrangements, art, vegan desserts and more. Admission is free.

After operating out of 1048 W. 37th St. in Bridgeport, The Chicago Tool Library is opening in Garfield Park. Credit: Provided/Chicago Tool Library

Tool Library Open House

1-4 p.m. Saturday

Chicago Tool Library, 4015 W. Carroll Ave.

The Chicago Tool Library is hosting an open house at its new home on the West Side. You can learn what the organization is all about, check out the space, meet other local organizations and enjoy food and activities.

Stout Fest

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave.

Taste beer samples from more than 25 breweries and vote for your favorite at this year’s Stout Fest. There will also be passed small bites to eat. You can buy tickets for $70 online. Tickets are non-refundable and include admission and a souvenir glass. You must also have a valid ID to enter.

This Is Chicago Market

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 N. Rockwell St.

Shop Chicago apparel and goods from local businesses at this pop-up market celebrating Chicago’s birthday. Admission is free.

Luck Of The Irish 5K


You might not find a pot of gold at the end of this race, but you can help raise money for the National Hemophilia Foundation, which is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders, among other things. This is a virtual race, so you can run or walk whenever and wherever you choose. Then, you’ll report your time to organizers. Registration costs $19.99 and it includes your medal, bib and donation. You can sign up online.

Private Movie Screening: ‘Creed III’

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday

Cinema Chatham Theatre, 210 W. 87th St.

This is a men’s community-building event organized by the Greater Chatham Initiative. Attendees are invited to bring their fathers, sons, uncles, nephews, friends and neighbors. Admission is free. You can reserve a spot online.

‘Women’s Work’ Exhibition

5-9 p.m. Saturday

The Seventh Corner Gallery, 4222 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This group show curated by Paola Seeley features artwork from more than a dozen local female artists, including (sub)Urban Warrior, Alyssa Low and Kozmo. You can also shop the Women’s Work collection online.

Dog-Friendly Market

Noon-4 p.m. Sunday

Midwest Coast Brewing Company, 2137 W. Walnut St.

Shop from vendors specializing in items for pets and enjoy an afternoon of beer and dogs. Admission is free. You can reserve a spot online.

‘Diaspora Stories’ Exhibition

2-3 p.m. Saturday

DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place

Join Emmy award-nominated actress and avid art collector CCH Pounder for a conversation about the museum’s latest exhibition, “Diaspora Stories: Selections from the CCH Pounder Collection.” The 24 pieces in the exhibit were curated and selected with the museum from Pounder’s collection of more than 500 works. You can check out the works by Kehinde Wiley, Robert Pruitt, Ebony G. Patterson and others this weekend through July 16. This weekend’s event with Pounder is free with museum admission.

Lucky Charm’s Brunch Party

2-9 p.m. Sunday

HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St.

Wrigleyville’s HVAC Pub is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s pop-up brunch party this weekend. Last year, the event reached capacity. Space is limited, but you can secure a spot and RSVP online. St. Patrick’s apparel will be passed out at the door.

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Chicago Psych Fest 13

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

Chicago Psychfest returns to the Hideout with a special appearance from Jeff Parker. Two nights of music, featuring the city’s finest.  Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 if purchased in advance online. Enter to win two tickets from Do312 here.


8 p.m. Sunday

Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.

Girl God, the trans comedy and writing duo, takes their surreal, interactive live show to the stage at Bottom Lounge. Tickets are $20 and all attendees must be 17 or older. Valid ID may be required to verify age. Enter to win two tickets from Do312 here.

Ibeyi: Spell 31 Tour

8:30 p.m. Sunday

Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

Musical duo Ibeyi combines vocal harmonies with minimalist, Latin-inspired percussion. Their Chicago stop, with opener Annahstasia, follows the release of their latest album, “Spell 31.” Tickets are on sale here for $30-40, or enter to win a pair of tickets plus a signed copy of Ibeyi’s limited-edition zine.

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