From chicks to turtles, here are some of great events around town this week in Chicagoland.

Eggs To Chicks

(credit: Kohl's Children's Museum )

Monday 4/4 – Eggs to Chicks Exhibit

Kohl’s Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL 60026

Young ‘peep-le’ looking to get a first crack at Spring will delight as the annual ‘eggs-hibit’ Eggs to Chicks returns for its 11th year to Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, March 15 – May 16, 2011. Featuring a special child-height egg incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks, Eggs to Chicks provides a memorable educational opportunity for children. All chicks hatched will be delivered to farms in Wisconsin and Indiana to be used for egg production and species repopulation.

Tuesday 4/5 – Pinkalicious: The Musical

Merle Reskin Theatre
60 East Balbo Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Join us for this musical tale of a little girl named Pinkalicious, whose passion for her favorite color turns her pink from head to toe. As Pinkalicious finds a way out of her hue predicament, she and her family learn the inherent value of being unique and the true power of pink.

Death and the Powers

(Death and the Powers)

Wednesday 4/6 – Death and the Powers

Harris Theater
205 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

Developed at the MIT Media Lab this groundbreaking production will use specially designed technology including a chorus of robots, a Musical Chandelier, and a set that expressively ‘comes alive’. The music is by Tod Machover, whose genre-bending work is celebrated for its arching melodic lines, richly nuanced textures, and propulsive rhythms.

Art. Swap. Meet.

(Art. Swap. Meet.)

Thursday 4/7 – Art. Swap. Meet.

I AM Logan Square
2648 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
IALS Gallery

Join us for Art.Swap.Meet, a fundraiser for the galleries of the Milwaukee Avenue Art Festival (MAAF). Bring an original piece of your work to swap with other artists; additionally, all art lovers are invited come enjoy the show! Suggested donation of $10 without art, $3 with. All donations go to support the MAAF’s Art Committee. Along with the swap, enjoy the opening of April Showers, a new exhibition featuring works by artists Lauren Feece, Lindsey Meyers, Chris Silva and Robert Stevenson.

Favorite Poem Project

(Favorite Poem Project)

Friday 4/8 – Favorite Poem Project

The Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives. Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997. Pinsky believes that poetry is a vocal art, an art meant to be read aloud. “If a poem is written well, it was written with a poet’s voice and for a voice,” he says. “Reading a poem silently instead of saying a poem is like the difference between staring at sheet music or actually humming or playing the music on an instrument.” The rule for an event affiliated with the Favorite Poem Project is that poems recited are NOT poems the readers or their friends or relatives have written, but ones they have read, perhaps many times, and to which they feel a personal attachment. Readers can sign up on site.



Weekend 4/9-4/10 – ReptileFest

UIC Physical Education Building
901 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

The Chicago Herpetological Society will host its 18th annual ReptileFest at the University of Illinois Chicago Physical Education Building on April 9 and 10. This family-friendly educational event will include hundreds of snakes, lizards and much more, and will take place between 10 AM and 5 PM on both days. Admission to mingle with the cold-blooded collection of creatures is priced at $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 3 to 11. Visit hundreds of snakes, lizards and more.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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