Best Bets: Chicago's First Lady Cruises return in spring

  • A Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady passes under the Clark Street Bridge.

    A Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady passes under the Clark Street Bridge. Courtesy of Barry Butler

  • The Kane County Doll Show happens Sunday, April 18, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

    The Kane County Doll Show happens Sunday, April 18, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Courtesy of Karla Moreland

 
 
Updated 4/15/2021 10:05 AM

Sailing along

Chicago's First Lady Cruises set sail for the season starting Saturday. Evening cruises and tie-in tours with the Chicago Architecture Foundation launch along the Chicago River Walk at 112 or 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Prices vary, but around $51-$56. (847) 358-1330 or cruisechicago.com or architecture.org. Season begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17

 

'Sweet Caroline'

Broadway and TV veteran Robert Neary channels the vocals and life stories of a hitmaking singer in his tribute show "So Good: The Neil Diamond Experience." It streams for a limited time via College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Free, but advance registration is required. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/events. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16

Lifeway leads early-morning yoga sessions at the Immersive Van Gogh attraction in Chicago.
Lifeway leads early-morning yoga sessions at the Immersive Van Gogh attraction in Chicago. - Courtesy of Immersive Van Gogh
Painterly poses

The Immersive Van Gogh multimedia experience teams up with Lifeway to present early morning yoga sessions starting this weekend at Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago. Yoga sessions: $54.99 per person per class; general admission: $39.99-$99.99; $24.99 kids 16 and younger. (844) 307-4644 or vangoghchicago.com. Yoga classes at 8 a.m. select Wednesdays and 7 and 8 a.m. select Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 5; general exhibit extended through Nov. 28

Outdoor chamber

The Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods presents a Nature in Concert starting with "Tides: A Prelude." It features artist and poet Arica Hilton and conductor/pianist Vladimir Kulenovic this weekend at two locations: 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, then at Riverwoods Village Hall, 300 Portwine Road, both in Riverwoods. $50 (limited to 15 people and COVID-19 safety protocols required). (224) 633-2424 or brushwoodcenter.org. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 17, 18, 24 and 25

Egyptian pianist Wael Farouk is the featured soloist with the New Philharmonic in performances of Rachmaninoff's first three Piano Concertos.
Egyptian pianist Wael Farouk is the featured soloist with the New Philharmonic in performances of Rachmaninoff's first three Piano Concertos.
Russian masterpieces

Egyptian pianist Wael Farouk returns to perform with conductor Kirk Muspratt and the New Philharmonic for Rachmaninoff's 3 Piano Concertos. The streaming concert becomes available on demand starting Saturday from College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $40 stream per household. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. Available to stream at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17

Childhood nostalgia

Relive your childhood by seeking out antiques and pop culture mementos at the Kane County Doll Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. $6; $15 early bird admission at 8 a.m.; kids 12 and younger admitted free with paid guardian. (630) 584-6926 or kanecountydollshow.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18

Author Sarah Frey appears Tuesday, April 20, as part of the Daily Herald Virtual Book Club.
Author Sarah Frey appears Tuesday, April 20, as part of the Daily Herald Virtual Book Club. -
Till and transform

Author Sarah Frey appears as part of the Daily Herald Virtual Book Club to discuss "The Growing Season: How I Saved an American Farm -- And Built a New Life." It's on Tuesday via College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Free, but advance registration is required. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20

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