It's Thursday, and you have no idea what to do for the weekend. Fear not, Patch is here. Check out our list of fun events happening over the next three days:
1. SPOKEN WORD AND JAZZ SHOW
Where/When: Community 4:12, 75 S. LaSalle St., upstairs; Saturday, March 26 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Why Go: Here the best spoken performance art in Chicagoland. Music, food and goodie bags, too.
Price: $10/admission at the door
2. CHICAGO ZINE FESTWhere/When: Conaway Center, Columbia College; Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. See website for hours and additional locations.
Why Go: You know those cute, funny and sometimes sinister pages that are stapled together? They're not pamplets and not quite a magazine. Well, there will be lots of them for sale accompanied by their writers and artists.
3. BUILDING THE BURLINGTON RAILROAD ELEVATION
Where/When: Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, Aurora; Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m.
Why Go: Gerald Hamsmith gives a historic talk about the railroad, presented by Aurora Historical Society.
Price: $5/person, $3 for members of the Aurora Historical Society.
4. MR. JOHNSON
Where/When: , 283 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; Saturday, March 26 at 9 p.m.
Why Go: They say they'll rock the house with live and heavy music.
5. CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE
Where/When: West Aurora High School parking lot; Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m.
Why Go: Ride the roads with fellow bicyclists and feel secure as a pack.