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The Mix — Some cool things to do in Chicago this weekend

Still haven’t locked down your plans for the weekend? Here are some suggestions sure to fill the bill:


Il Volo, the charming and critically acclaimed trio of young Italian pop/classical singers (Gianluca Genoble, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone), will headline the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, at 8 p.m. Feb. 26. The group is set to release its fifth studio album, “Grande Amore” in September. PBS is currently airing “Il Volo: Live from Pompeii, a concert film of their recent performance at the iconic ruins site in southern Italy (check local listings). Tickets, $39-$129.50 are available at

Cider Insider

Cider Summit Chicago is being held Feb. 27 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand. The event (for those 21 +over) features cidermakers from around the world,more than 140 ciders (available in 4-ounce portions), food pairings and assorted merchandise. The events is held in two sessions: 11 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Another new feature at the event will be the Fruit Cider Challenge in which patrons will vote for their favorite contestant. Tickets, $35, include a souvenir tasting glass, 8 tasting tickets and a $1 donation to Heartland Alliance. Designated driver tickets are available for $5, and include a bottle of water (available at the door only). Visit

Fancy Footwork

The Hamburg Ballet will dance to the Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler at Harris Theater in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-27 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Tickets, $35 to $125. Visit

Have a ball!

Head to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Feb. 26-28 for the annual Chicago Golf Show. Check out the latest in equipment and gear. Enjoy putting lessons and one-on-one full swing lessons and more. Tickets, $4-$10; free for kids 12 under 12. Visit