Just tell the kids they're going to the largest free candy clutch in Chicago and they're bound to scream "sweet!" Thousands of adults and children are expected at the 10th Annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza at Soldier Field, which will be broadcast on the stadium's two video screens. Before the candy grab, families may brunch with the bunny and take photos at Soldier Field's United Club.
8:30 to 10 a.m. ticketed brunch; 9 a.m. festival begins, 10 a.m. candy grab on the field Saturday, March 23, at Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago. Brunch is $17.50 for adults, $12 for kids 3-10, free for kids younger than 3 with a paying adult. Reservations mandatory for brunch and must be made by Friday, March 22. (312) 235-7162 or www.soldierfield.net.
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Life is a carnival
Carnivale invites families to kick off the season with its annual Spring Break Family Night event. Festivities will include an action photo booth, face painter, balloon artist, stilt walker, magician, coloring stations, cotton candy station and a special kids menu.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market, Chicago. Free admission. (312) 850-5005 or www.carnivalechicago.com.
Piyesta Pinoy sa Chicago
Celebrate the culture of the Philippines when Philippine Fest Chicago rolls into Navy Pier. It's an afternoon of live music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, folk art and more. There will be performances by Sama Sama Project, PACF Performing Arts, the Apuli Brothers, GMA Pinoy TV, Hataw Pinoy Chicago, Chicago Angklung Rondalla Ensemble, Hinsdale Fil-Am SDA Rondalla, Transfiguration Dance Troupe and St. Isidore Simbang Gabi Dance Crew among others. Cuisine provided by Sunda New Asian.
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free admission. (312) 595-7437 or www.navypier.com/neighborhoods/philippine.html.
Twang and strum
More than 100 guitars owned by greats including Roy Rogers, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Les Paul and others are on display for the first time at "Guitars! Roundups to Rockers" at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. The exhibit, which explores the Western connection of guitars and the artists who have made popular American music, includes interactive content to charm guitar gear heads, musicians and everyday music lovers. Learn about artists, including Jerry Garcia, Metallica, The Decemberists, Stephen Stills, Sleater-Kinney, Keith Richards and Gene Autry, and genres from Western swing to rock, punk and jazz.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 4 at the Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for children 5-17 and free for kids 4 and younger. (317) 636-9378 or www.eiteljorg.org.