The Mix – Some cool things to check out this weekend in Chicago
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Still haven’t locked down your plans for the weekend? Here are some suggestions sure to fill the bill:
Don’t know what his hair will look like (and he couldn’t care less if anyone approves or disapproves of his latest coif), but Justin Bieber brings Purpose World Tour to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim, Rosemont, for a 7:30 p.m. show April 22. Tickets, $49.50-$125, are still available at ticketmaster.com
DON’T CRY FOR HER
The Tony Award-winning musical “Evita,” has officially opened at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. The life and times of Argentina’s legendary Eva Peron unfold amid song and dance. For show times and tickets, visit marriotttheatre.com.
Loews Chicago Hotel, 455 N. Park Drive, is the place to be April 24 from 5 to 8 p.m., when the hotel hosts Cochon Chicago, a competition/tasting by “five chefs cooking over 36 dishes prepared from whole locally-raised heritage breed pigs.” The cost: $131-$258. Visit events.cochon555.com.
Grammy Award-winners Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton share the bill April 23 at the Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place Lakeside, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets, $38-$103, are available at ticketmaster.com
WILD BELLE TOLLS FOR THEE
Jimmy Fallon raved about Wild Belle when the Chicago brother-sister duo sang “Throw Down Your Guns” earlier this month on “The Tonight Show.” Natalie Bergman and Elliot Bergman are going on the road to promote new album “Dreamland,” and the tour starts April 22 with a performance during a 7 p.m. Earth Day event at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. Tickets: www.ticketfly.com.
FROM THE PEN OF JEN
Comedian Jen Kirkman, known for her appearances on “Chelsea Lately” and “Drunk History,” just released her second book. “I Know What I’m Doing — And Other Lies I Tell Myself” is a collection of essays centered around her marriage, her divorce and the aftermath. She’ll share stories from the book, and a few not from the book, during a stand-up show at 8 p.m. April 23 at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport. Tickets, $20-$25, are available at thaliahallchicago.com.