Things to do in Chicago this weekend – NBC Chicago

With the exception of St. Patrick’s Day festivities which are planned across the city, there is still plenty to do in and around Chicago.

Here are some activities you can spend your weekend discovering:

Ice skating for the last time

With an arctic air mass sweeping the Chicago area this weekend, take advantage of the winter-like weather to skate one last time at the Maggie Daley Park Skate Ribbon before it closes for the season on Sunday.

Skaters can glide down the winding rink while admiring its designs inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” and “Starry Night” paintings and the city skyline.

Those who bring their own skates can use the rink free of charge. Skates can be rented for $20 plus tax.

Online reservations are encouraged.

Watch an orchid show

The Chicago Botanical Garden houses an indoor gallery with more than 10,000 orchid flowers for its annual exhibit.

This year’s theme, “Untamed”, explores the fluid nature of plants by showcasing their dynamic growth on walls and columns.

Adult general admission tickets can be purchased for $9. Children can enter for $6.

Visitors can attend between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The exhibition will remain on view until March 27.

More information can be found here.

Watch the Bulls vs. the Cavaliers

The Bulls take on the Cavaliers at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Center for a St. Patrick’s Day-themed party.

Led by a 36-point performance from DeMar DeRozan, the Bulls ended a five-game losing streak Wednesday against the Pistons.

Cleveland will face current Eastern Conference leader Maimi on Friday before heading to the United Center.

Tickets can be purchased here.

See the Bad Bunny show

Bad Bunny will take to the stage at Allstate Arena at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Puerto Rican rapper brings the beats he wrote and recorded during quarantine to his stop on the ‘El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo’ tour in Rosemont.

Along with solo hits like “Estamos Bien” and “El Mundo es Mío”, Bad Bunny also released “Mia” featuring Drake and “I Like It” featuring Cardi B and J Balvin.

Tickets are available here.

Experience “The Office” in real life

Dunder Mifflin Paper Company has opened a branch in Chicago – well, sort of.

A 17-room pop-up spread over two floors recreates sets and features original props from “The Office” show.

Located on the Magnificent Mile, the interactive experience allows fans to visit Schrute Farms and walk around Dunder Mifflin’s office.

Visitors can purchase their own “World’s Best Boss” mug and other items from the gift shop.

“The Office” experience will be open until March 27, with general admission tickets starting at $37.50.

Tickets are available here.

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