Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining

Happy Friday and Earth Day!  Things have been very busy around here lately.  It is Spring Break, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to experience and appreciate our city.

My husband and I loved the Avett Brothers last night at the Chicago Theatre.  The brothers and their band from North Carolina have a unique folk rock sound and put on a captivating show. (They also did a short acapella When Doves Cry tribute to Prince).

The whole family tried The Tilt at the Hancock Building last weekend.  I admittedly panicked when the glass began to literally tilt 45 degrees 95 floors above Chicago, but the kids had no fear and there is no better view of the Magnificent Mile and seemingly endless Lake Michigan.

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We also stopped at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center to view the very cool, interactive exhibit: Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. The work blurs the lines between art and science and the best part it is free.

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The kids, my mom and I escaped to Lake Geneva this week and experienced the thrill of zip lining.  We spent three hours flying through the trees.  The staff was fun and knowledgeable and my kids (and mom) impressed me with their fearlessness, strength and lack of complaining.  I highly recommend Canopy Tours and it is less than a two hour drive from Chicago.

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Listen to Your Mother is next Sunday!  I’m surprisingly calm about reading my words in front of a large audience, but nervous about what shoes to wear and falling when I walk on stage.

Happy Passover to those that celebrate.

Did you do anything fun over Spring Break or have any favorite Chicago sites to share?  I love to hear from you. 

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