15 Weekend Events to Check Out in Chicago

Spring is here to stay and there are plenty of weekend events to choose from. Click through the gallery to see how you can explore the city this weekend.

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Spring is here to stay and there are plenty of weekend events to enjoy. Click through the gallery to see how you can explore the city this weekend.
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Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: The American Beer Classic held at Soldier Field gives beer enthusiasts more than 200 beers to sample from. More than 30 breweries will participate in the event. Tickets cost $70 at the door, $65 in advance, $90 for VIP access and $25 for designated drivers (prohibited from sampling beers, but have access to Soldier Field). 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.
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Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Chicago Zine Fest is an annual celebration of DIY publications made by writers, artists, illustrators and more throughout the country. For more information on events at the fest, visit Chicago Zine Fest's website. Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd.
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Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m.: Help clean up the Chicago River watershed and celebrate at a party for Chicago River Day after. Friends of the Chicago River host the event and party which take place on a bridge between Goose Island and North Avenue. Music from Windy City Soul Club, Goose Island beer and various food truck cuisine will be at the party. For more information on volunteer site locations and the afterparty, visit the Friends of the Chicago River's website. Bridge Number Z-2, 1049 W. North Ave.
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Saturday, May 9, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: Non-profit writing and tutoring center 826CHI hosts its '90s-themed "My So-Called Prom" with '90s music, a costume contest, dancing, and choice of beer and wine selections. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave.
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Sunday, May 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: This Mother's Day, Dose Market features more than 20 local vendors and cocktails. Admission is free and open to the public. It is held at a variety of venues on different dates and is known for bringing designers, chefs, bakers, entrepreneurs and artists together. Soho House, 113 N. Green St.
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Through October: The Chicago History Museum's newest exhibition "The Secret Lives of Objects" features a collection of unremarkable objects pulled from the museum's vaults and digs into their backstories, such as a lamp that started the Iroquois Theatre fire in 1903. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1601 N. Clark St.
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Saturday, May 9, 4-7 p.m.: The Buckingham Fountain starts up again for the 2015 season with a celebration hosted by ComEd and the Chicago Park District. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the turning on of the fountain at 6 p.m. Live music and family-friendly activities will be at the event as well. Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St.
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Through Oct. 4: Chef-driven food tours take foodies through different neighborhoods via an air-conditioned, rainproof touring van. It is the only food tour guided by professional chefs. Tickets cost $70-$90 and can be reserved on the tour's website. 455 N. Park Dr.
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Saturday, May 9, 5 p,m.: It's Food Truck Saturday at the Lynfred Winery Wheeling with Toasty Cheese and Chicago Cupcakes food trucks. The casual food and wine pairing experience has menus that come with many wine tasting options. 971 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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Saturday, May 9, 10:30 a.m.: Take a Pedway Tour at Block Thirty Seven and see some great buildings, walk empty office buildings and see Tiffany glass. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $10 for children. Find more information on Chicago Elevated's website. 108 N. State St.
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Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m.: Orbit Skate Center in Palatine hosts its Saturday Night Skate featuring a different theme each week. It costs $8 per person, $3 for skate rentals and $32 for a family of five. 615 S. Consumer Ave., Palatine
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Saturday, May 9, various times: Embark on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure with points of interest that include the riverfront, Hard Rock Hotel, The Bean, the Art Institute and Palmer House. The scavenger hunt costs $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Urban Adventure Request's website. Begins at The Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn St.
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Saturdays 3-6 p.m. and Sundays 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Explore the bars of Lincoln Park and Lakeview with the Chicago Beer Experience Tours. Bars include beer and bacon-centric Paddy Long's to punk rock bar Delilah's. Tickets cost $59.90 per person and $33.90 for non-beer tickets. Visit the Chicago Beer Experience website for more information. Tour begins at Harrigan's, 2816 N. Halsted St.
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Saturday, May 9, 12 p.m.: Moe's Cantina hosts a taco, tequila, margarita and sangria tasting. Participants can sample from more than 40 tequilas, margaritas and sangrias in addition to a taco tasting. Tickets cost $30-$50 and can be purchased on the event's Eventbrite page. 155 W. Kinzie St.
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Sunday, May 10, 9 p.m.: Fat Cat in Lakeview hosts an "End the Mad Men Era in Style" event where Peggy and Don Draper-inspired costumes are encouraged. Munch on 1960s delicacies for no cover charge. 4840 N. Broadway
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