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17 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Margarita Fest, A Clothing Swap, Trashy Earth Market And More

There's also a music festival, dog adoption event and Indian classical dance performance this weekend.

Plant Chicago is hosting a winter market this Saturday.
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CHICAGO — Chicagoans can take advantage of this week’s sunny skies and warm temperatures with a bird walk, outdoor Earth Week market, joggers club meetup and more.

Here’s a roundup of 17 things to do in Chicago this weekend:

Margarita Fest

3-7 p.m. Saturday

Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St.

You can do a tasting of 15 margaritas, participate in photo contests, dance to your favorite tunes and more at this River North fest. Tickets for $60 are available online.

Clothing Swap And Knit

5-9 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Chicago Fair Trade Museum at NEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted St.

You can bring any old clothes, shoes or accessories and trade them at the city’s biggest community clothing swap this weekend. This eco-conscious event is open to people of all ages, sizes and genders. Attendees can take home up to 10 swap items, or pay $2 for each additional item. General admission tickets are $10, and exclusive tickets — which include a Friday night preview event — are $35. You can buy them online.

The Trashy Earth Market

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Gallagher Way, 3635 N. Clark St.

In celebration of Earth Week, you can shop from eco- and socially-conscious businesses, make crafts, attend workshops, enjoy Jeni’s Ice Cream and more at this handmade craft fair. This outdoor event is free to attend and open to all ages, and you can RSVP online.

Logan Square Volunteer Fair

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Anyone interested in getting more involved in their community can check out the Logan Square Volunteer Fair. There will be local nonprofits and Northwest Side community organizations that are looking for additional support. Whether you’re interested in helping with animal rescue, the environment or literacy, there are plenty of local organizations you can learn more about and connect with. You can RSVP online.

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This Artisan Collective Market aims at uplifting independent craftspeople and small businesses.

Artisan Collective Market

Noon-6 p.m. Sunday

Revolution Brewing, Brewery & Taproom, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.

Jewelry, home decor, clothing and food are just a few of the things you can buy from independent artisans and small businesses owners at this market. Admission is free. You can RSVP and find the list of vendors online.

Horner Park BIPOC Bird Walk

9-11 a.m. Sunday

Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago BIPOC Birders is hosting the Spring Bird Walk for Black, Indigenous and people of color of all ages. Attendees will hopefully see early migrating birds, including red-winged blackbirds and brown creepers. Walkers will meet at the parking lot near California and Berteau Avenues. Binoculars will be provided. You can find a map of the area and reserve your spot online.

Dog Adoption Event

10 a.m.-noon Saturday

Berman Subaru of Chicago, 4330 W. Irving Park Road

Play with pups, make crafts, enjoy refreshments and giveaways and more at this family-friendly pet adoption event with the Anti-Cruelty Society. Donations are welcome.

Ehsaas: A Traditional Kathak Performance

6-8 p.m. Saturday

Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture, 2936 N. Southport Ave.

This Kathak performance, a form of Indian classical dance, will feature a poem called “Ehsaas” by Rupashree Mallick. Tickets for $20 are available online.

Zanele Muholi: Coloring Book Launch And Workshop

10 a.m.-noon Sunday

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

South African visual activist and artist Zanele Muholi is celebrating the launch of their dot-to-dot workbook with this free workshop for children and teens. The workbook is filled with dot-to-dot images inspired by Muholi’s photographic self-portraits. Seats are limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. You can RSVP online.

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This “explosion of color and texture” features work of various mediums from local artists and beyond.

Drip! Drop! Slice! Exhibition

4-6 p.m. Saturday

You Are Beautiful, 3368 N. Elston Ave.

This art show features local, national and international artists and their work with ceramics, paint, textiles, glass and paper. Admission to this “explosion of color and texture” is free, and you can RSVP online.

Irving Bunton Music Festival

4-5:30 p.m. Sunday

South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive

This music fest, sponsored by the Chicago Music Association, honors the late educator, choral director and pianist Irving Bunton. Choirs, soloists and instrumentalists will perform at this free-to-attend concert, including Warnell Berry, Michelle Manson and the Chatham Choral Ensemble. You can reserve a spot and donate online.

A Conversation With Latin American Women Film Artists

4-6 p.m. Saturday

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4048 W. Armitage Ave.

You can hear from Latin American film artists about their experiences behind the camera. The conversation will be moderated by film critic Alejandro Riera. You can get you free ticket and donate online.

Food + Feels : A Playshop And Iftar

6-8:30 p.m. Saturday

American Islamic College, 640 W. Irving Park Road

The Muslim Writers Collective in Chicago is hosting a “playshop” on how to keep bodies, minds and hearts nourished during Ramadan. Attendees are asked to bring one item, tradition or food that nourishes them. Attendance is free, but you must reserve your spot online.

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Raul Ortiz Bonilla’s mural includes Hibiscus flowers — Puerto Rico’s state flower — with 78 leaves to represent Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities.

Artist Talk with Raul Ortiz Bonilla

10:30 a.m. (Spanish) and 12:30 p.m. (English) Saturday

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, 3015 W. Division St.

You can catch this conversation with Puerto Rican artist Raul Ortiz Bonilla in Spanish or English. Bonilla will share the inspiration behind his art and his approach to painting, which focuses on the use of dots. This event is free to the public, but you can sign up online.

Equinox Lincoln Park x Outdoor Voices Chicago Joggers Club

10-11:30 a.m. Saturday

Starts at Equinox Lincoln Park, 1750 N. Clark St., and ends at Outdoor Voices Chicago, 841 W. Armitage Ave.

You can lace up your sneakers for a recreational run, walk or jog around the neighborhood this weekend, led by Team Equinox. Afterwards, you can try out sips from CulturePop, snacks from Theo’s Plant Based and more. You can RSVP to secure your spot online.

Plant Chicago Winter Market

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Plant Chicago, 4459 S. Marshfield Ave.

There will be shopping, live music, food and more at this winter market by Plant Chicago, which features a rotating selection of local businesses. This weekend, you can shop Little Mama’s Cookies, Cedillo’s Fresh Produce, Soap Junkii LLC and more.

Plant Chicago will also have a plant swap and community compost collection. Find more information about those events on its website.

Edgewater Community Garden Work Day

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday

6314 N. Broadway Ave.

Gardeners can come out for planting, harvesting, watering, caring for the plant beds and more during this community garden work day. Attendees should bring gardening/construction gloves, loppers, heavy-duty snips, other garden tools, water and layers of clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. If you are a new gardener but are interested in getting your own plot, you can fill out this form.

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