From art, theater, Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day — here are some events around town this week.

Art Chicago

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Monday (5/2) Art Chicago

Merchandise Mart
330 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Time: 10:00AM-6:00PM

Art Chicago 2011, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. Art Chicago offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and special installations. Art Chicago is proud to be North America’s premier fair committed to intelligent and relevant educational programming, exhibitions, and special events, while also providing a unique showcase for artists, museums and cultural institutions from key regional and other US cities.

Ticket Pricing: Adults: $20 daily or $25 multi-day pass

Tuesday (5/3) The Weaver’s Tale

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
Time: 7:30PM

Fifth House Ensemble will present the world premiere of The Weaver’s Tale: of debt and the maidens for two performances only, Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center (FREE performance) and Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at Mayne Stage (Ticketed, $20 – $25). This world premiere concert is the third and final performance in Fifth House Ensemble’s 2010-2011 season concert series, The Weaver’s Tales.

Ticket Pricing: Free

Wednesday (5/4) Next to Normal

Bank of America Theatre
18 W Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Time: Varies by performance

From the director of Rent comes the most talked about new show on Broadway, NEXT TO NORMAL, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three 2009 Tony Awards including Best Score. Alice Ripley who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, will reprise her acclaimed performance in Chicago. Having been chosen as “one of the year’s ten best” by major critics around the country, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling contemporary score about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

Azteca de Oro Mexican Grill

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Thursday (5/5) Cinco De Mayo


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Friday (5/6) Sugarland

Allstate Arena
6920 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Time: 7:00PM

See Sugarland with special guests, Little Big Town and Matt Nathanson!

Ticket Pricing: $35.00 – $65.00

Saturday (5/7) Architecture Design Film Festival

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

The Architecture & Design Film Festival makes its Chicago debut at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago May 5 to 9, with screenings of more than 40 films from 11 different countries. The Architecture and Design Film Festival, first held in October 2010 at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City, is an annual event that celebrates the creative spirit of architecture and design through a dynamic program of films, panel discussions and Q&As.

Ticket Pricing: $5-10

Mother's Day

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Sunday (5/8) Mother’s Day


Celebrate mom with help from the CBS Mother’s Day Guide. Find Mother’s Day brunches, shopping guides, mommy and me classes, photo galleries and more!

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Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago