Around town: Three happenings to know about now


Plan a field trip to see 'Beyond Antiquity' at the National Hellenic Museum.
Plan a field trip to see ‘Beyond Antiquity’ at the National Hellenic Museum.

While Chicago’s March-like weather is still encouraging indoor things to do through April and into early May, check out these three, very different ideas.  

At The Mart

 The Spring One of a Kind Show returns to The Mart on the Chicago River this weekend. A fun art show that also includes gourmet foods, One of a Kind features aisles of fiber art, jewelry, glass, wood and metal objects, ceramics, photography and paintings. The show runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 28-29 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30. For tickets and more information visit One of a Kind/spring.

Dunn Museum

All forms of racing from boat and harness to motor and running are part of Lake County, IL’s history. The when and what is part of “Ready, Set, Go!, a new exhibit of artifacts and photographs at Lake County Forest Preserves’ Dunn Museum’s exhibit now through Sept. 10, 2023. For directions and more information visit Exhibitions/LCFP.

National Hellenic Museum

 Plan to visit the National Hellenic Museum, a cultural gem on Halsted Street that adds special exhibitions to its fine permanent collection. Its next exhibit is “Beyond Antiquity,” a traveling show of paintings, digital artworkds and drawings by architect/artist John “Yanni” Fotiadis, that opens May 12 and continues to Sept. 30, 2023. The museum is at 222 S. Halsted St., Chicago. For information visit

Jodie Jacobs