5. Spirited Away – Epiphany Center for the Arts For fans of agave and art, this event may be a perfect fit. The exhibition Agave!, which includes art made out of agave fiber, is celebrating its final weekend at the Epiphany Center for the Arts in the West Loop. Agave! features work from Mexican and U.S. artists, showcased in the 19th Century Church of the Epiphany. SaturdayApril 9 – 6p-9p. epiphanychi.com
4. Stretch It Out One way to experience “Immersive Van Gogh” is to walk around the exhibit, soaking up the sunflowers and thick brushstrokes among the throngs of fellow art lovers. Another is to take a yoga class inside the exhibit. The Gogh with Lifeway Kefir Immersive Yoga experience invites participants to take a yoga class with Van Gogh’s art as backdrop. Folks can purchase individual tickets as well as yoga passes. Through May 28. vangoghchicago.com
3. Mangia, Mangia Chicago Restaurant Week is here! Support local restaurants and reacquaint yourself with some of the many reasons why Chicago is such an incredible food city. Chow down at participating restaurants such as Beatrix, Bayan Ko, and Chicago Oyster House. Through April 10. choosechicago.com
2. Something for the Cinephiles The Music Box is celebrating the impressive oeuvre of David Lynch. The theater has organized David Lynch: A Complete Retrospective – The Return, showcasing his expansive filmography. So if you’re in the mood to rewatch Blue Velvet or Lost Highway on the big screen, make your way to the Music Box. Through April 14. musicboxtheatre.com
1. Art by the Water
EXPO CHICAGO has made its return. After taking a pause in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebrated contemporary art event is back. The expo, which, according to the website, “serves as the site of the first international art fair in the Americas,” will feature 140 exhibitors at Navy Pier. Through April 10. expochicago.com
About Epiphany Center for the Arts
Conceived with the vision to return Epiphany to a place for people to congregate, the shuttered, historic Church of the Epiphany has been preserved and adapted into the Epiphany Center for the Arts, an iconic cultural hub “For the Good of Art, Entertainment and Events.” Thoughtfully designed, the exemplary 42,000-square-foot campus located on the artsy edge of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood boasts three distinct venues (Epiphany Hall, The Sanctuary and The Chase House) and a stunning array of amenities. The campus also features eight galleries that serve as a platform for a diverse selection of artists from Chicago and beyond. Epiphany’s exhibitions showcase the work of women, the LGBTQIA community, artists of color, and the disability culture. Epiphany’s top priority is to curate programming that is inclusive, while providing a place established artists can collaborate with emerging ones. Epiphany’s programming serves to unite community and artists alike while “Bringing Chicago Together.” Visit www.epiphanychi.com to learn more.