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What's On Tap in Chicago This Weekend: April 9-11, 2021

Running down the exhibits, shows, concerts, and sporting events taking place in Chicago for the weekend of April 9-11, 2021.
Chicago Events this weekend


Art on theMART

Art of theMart Chicago

Photo: Obscura Digital

Last summer, Merchandise Mart was used as a giant projection screen to display all kinds of visual art at night. It was such a hit that they brought it back again this year. Be sure to check it out as it opens this weekend!

Museum of Science and Industry: Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

The Museum of Science and Industry has finally reopened. With the museum’s return comes a new exciting exhibit centered around the world of Marvel. When the exhibit was announced, I wrote an article outlining some of the details, which can be found below:

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Chicago

Immesrive Van Gough Chicago


A breathtaking perspective of Van Gogh’s works, this digital art exhibition has already captivated cities around the globe. This experience opened on February 11th and will run through September 6th due to popular demand. Get your tickets now because this world-class exhibit is selling quickly!

  • Location: 108 W. Germania Pl, Chicago, IL
  • Price: $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for children 16 and under
  • Details

Monet Chicago

Now through June 14th, the Art Institute is hosting an exhibit on Monet.


ChiTown Movies Drive-In

This drive-in screens some classic movies all weekend. Check out the movie listings and full details below.


Breathe Carolina

Breathe Carolina Chicago

Photo: Prysm Chicago

Date: Friday, April 9

Location: Prysm Chicago, 1543 N. Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL

Tickets:Book table here

Future Concerts

Concert dates have finally been announced for Wrigley Field this summer. Check the article below to see who’s coming to town!

Sporting Events

Here are all the sporting events involving Chicago-affiliated teams taking place this weekend. Only the Cubs and Sox games will host fans in attendance, so please enjoy the others from your couch.

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Bulls (22-28) at Hawks (27-25), at Timberwolves (13-39)

Bulls Nets

Photo: ChicagoBulls/Twitter

  • at Hawks: Friday 4/9 at 7:00 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • at Timberwolves: Sunday 4/11 at 7:00 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

After making multiple impactful moves at the trade deadline, the new-look Bulls have finally started to click putting up impressive offensive numbers. The Bulls have another loaded weekend against the Hawks and the Timberwolves. Check out the Bulls On Tap podcast to get ready for this weekend’s games and head to the Bulls tab here at On Tap Sports Net for further analysis throughout the NBA season.


Blackhawks (18-17-5) at Blue Jackets (15-19-8)

Blackhawks Hurricanes

Photo: NHLBlackhawks/Twitter

  • at Blue Jackets: Saturday 4/10 at 6:00 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

After splitting their mid-week series with the Dallas Stars, the Blackhawks are entering a stretch of must-win games if they want to remain in the Central Division playoff hunt. They begin a two-game set against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night as they look to climb back into the fourth and final divisional playoff spot. Check out the Blackhawks tab here at On Tap Sports Net and tune in to the Four Feathers Podcast to stay up to date on the Blackhawks this year.


Cubs (4-3) at Pirates (1-6)

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  • Saturday 4/10 at 5:35 PM on Marquee Network
  • Sunday 4/11 at 12:05 PM on Marquee Network

The Cubs hit the road for the first time in 2021 to face the Pirates. After falling on Opening Day, the Cubs defeated the Pirates in the last two games of the opening series. They won the opener of this three-game set on Thursday and will look to build on that over the course of the weekend. Tune in to the Cubs On Tap podcast for further commentary on the North Siders.

White Sox (4-4) vs. Royals (3-3)

Yermin Mercedes White Sox

Photo: MLB/Twitter

  • Saturday 4/10 at 1:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Sunday 4/11 at 1:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

The White Sox home opener was full of fireworks early and ended with a Lance Lynn complete-game shutout. The division rival Royals hang around Chicago for two more games this weekend as the White Sox look to continue bouncing back from some early-season struggles. If you're planning on heading to the South Side for a game, be sure to check out our guide to the best restaurants, bars, and attractions surrounding Guaranteed Rate Field.

And for baseball analysis and commentary from a South Side perspective, check out the Sox On Tap podcast.

That will wrap things up for this edition of What’s On Tap in Chicago This Weekend. As you can see, there’s plenty to do in and around Chicago, so don’t let the ongoing pandemic get you down! Be sure to check back weekly for future events.

As always, drop a comment if there is something you think we should add to the list for this weekend or any upcoming ones!