Here’s What to Do This Weekend

The staff of Chicago magazine is seeing Shakespeare at Navy Pier, visiting the Skokie Lagoons, and stuffing our faces at the farmer’s market.

Photo: Courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company. 

Henry VIII at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company. 

“I’m going to see Henry VIII at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company on Sunday. The artistic director Barbara Gaines always brings something fresh to Shakespeare.” —Penny Pollack, dining editor

“I’m going to see the Mountain Goats at SPACE in Evanston on Sunday night; they’re also playing Lincoln Hall on Monday. Both are sold out, but if you can get tickets, it’s entirely worth it. John Darnielle, the sole constant Mountain Goat, might be the best living singer-songwriter, and is an entirely singular one: his songs are a mix of fictional narratives, scraps of poetry, lapsed Catholicism, central California drug culture, and occasionally mythology (“Grendel’s Mother”). On a stripped-down tour, just Darnielle and longtime bassist Peter Hughes, it promises to be an intimate but intense experience."—Whet Moser, associate digital editor

“We are going to take the kids (ages 1.5 and 13) biking through the Skokie Lagoons to the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will pack a picnic–PB&J never fails–but we’ll treat the kids to ice cream at George’s in Andersonville on the way home."–Cassie Walker Burke, executive editor

I’m making an overdue first visit to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market. These veggie banh mi cabbage wraps from the Chicago Diner better watch out, because I’m comin’ for ’em. —Harry Sawyers, web editor

For more weekend events, check out our Chicago Guide

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