Things to do this weekend in Chicago! Enjoy some family time with your kids and furry friends 🙂

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Mercury Canine Cruise

Mercury Cruises’ beloved Canine Cruise is back for another season. Bring your four-legged best friend for a 90-minute ride, featuring lively narration on Chicago’s rich history and architectural marvels with dog-friendly highlights, such as dog parks, fire hydrants and dining hotspots. The tour offers unparalleled views of the city’s skyline and countless photo ops both for dogs and owners alike.

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The Golden Girls Kitchen

Thank you for being a friend! Head to Wicker Park for a fully immersive pop-up restaurant that transports fans of all ages to 1980s Miami and the world of their favorite golden gals. The menu invites guests to nosh on the likes of Sophia’s Lasagna Al Forno (meat or vegan), plus other items like The Lanai: A “Miami-style” Cuban Sandwich, Blanche’s Georgia Style Cookie and the Bacon Lettuce Potato Sandwich (Say It Fast). And most importantly, there will be cheesecake in a variety of flavors. Additionally, the pop-up will come complete with plenty of iconic photo ops and Golden Girls merch to purchase. 

Malibu Barbie Cafe

Put on your best pink attire and let your nostalgia run wild at this pop-up inspired by the iconic doll. Fans will enjoy all-day brunch fare from Master Chef semi-finalist Becky Brown and sip on refreshing cocktails while hanging out on a breezy, beach-themed patio. There are plenty of photo ops—including a life-sized Barbie box—plus exclusive merch to pick up. You can even strap on roller skates and glide around an outdoor rink!

Enjoy Chicago!