DOWNTOWN — Open House Chicago will give neighbors a chance to explore nearly 350 buildings and other sites this weekend.
The annual, hugely popular — and free — event is Saturday and Sunday. In all, 38 neighborhoods are represented in this year’s Open House lineup.
A full list of participating sites is available online.
Check out some of the sites:
Check out: Andersonville is famous for being a home to Swedish Americans, and you can explore the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., on Saturday and Sunday.
Check out: You normally have to be a member to get into the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave. — but you can see it for free this weekend.
Check out: The Edgewater Beach Apartments are an icon in the neighborhood, and they’ll be open for exploration Saturday.
Check out: I Grow Chicago’s Peace Campus, St. Benedict the African church (pictured), Growing Home’s Wood Street Urban Farm and more.
Check out: The Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., was built in an Italian Renaissance Revival style.
Check out: The Salvation Army College for Officer Trainin, 700 W. Brompton Ave., was once a 14-bedroom mansion.
Check out: The Elks National Memorial, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., has a massive domed rotunda and ornate ceilings.
Check out: The Deutsch Amerikanischer National Kongress uses its DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave., to house its museum, library and more.
Check out: The Working Bikes shop, 2434 S. Western Ave., is open all weekend.
Check out: The Joinery, 2533 W. Homer St., is a unique wedding and events venue.
Lower West Side
Check out: Héctor Duarte is a famous Mexican-born muralist. His studio at 1900 W. Cullerton St. is covered in murals — and it’ll be open Saturday and Sunday.
Check out: Starshaped Press, 4636 N. Ravenswood Ave. No. 103, creates prints using a special throwback technique.
Rogers Park and West Ridge
Check out: The St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd., will be open Saturday and Sunday.
Check out: The Garfield Clarendon Model Railroad Club, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave., features one of the largest model railroads in the United States.
Do stories like this matter to you? Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.