Tuesday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
An all-day celebration at Daley Plaza rings in the city of Chicago’s 177th birthday with food, music, and a Mardi Gras-style parade led by The Big Shoulders Brass Band. Chicago signature Eli’s Cheesecake provides cake throughout the day, and nearly a dozen eateries partake in the food truck rally. 50 E. Washington St.
The InterContinental’s indoor pool serves as the setting for a yoga session benefiting the American Heart Association.
Wednesday, March 5, 6-7 p.m.
Fitness expert Andrea Metcalf returns to the InterContinental Hotel to lead yogis—both amateur and experienced—in a relaxing flow alongside the gorgeous indoor pool. Class proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and its mission to raise awareness about heart disease in women. Visit eventbrite.com for $10 tickets. 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-4100
Mark Weber as Dr. Douglas Graham, a history teacher accused of lying, in American Myth.
Friday, March 7-Saturday, April 6
Christina Gorman’s American Myth makes its world premiere at the American Blues Theater as the third production in the Legends and Legacies season. Directed by Steve Scott, the play centers on a professor of American history accused of lying about his participation in the Vietnam War. Call 773-404-7336 or visit americanbluestheater.com for $29-$49 tickets. Greenhouse Theater Center’s Downstage Studio Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Friday, March 7-Monday, March 10; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Mark O. Gill invites fashion lovers to check out Fendi’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection during an exclusive shopping event at VMR. Nothing says spring quite like this collection—the perfectly structured pieces designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi pop in shades of coral, orange, and red. All times by appointment only. Call VMR at 714-751-1111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 34 E. Oak St.
See Eighth Blackbird perform seven compositions this weekend.
Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m.
Grammy-winning Chicago sextet Eighth Blackbird presents Still in Motion, a program of seven compositions including three making their Chicago premiere. Performing in the Edlis Neeson Theater at MCA Stage, the ensemble features wind, string, piano, and percussion. For $28 tickets, call 312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org. 220 E. Chicago Ave.
Jim Belushi performs with the Board of Comedy at MAC Madness this weekend.
Saturday, March 8, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Second City alum Jim Belushi returns to his alma mater at the College of DuPage for a sketch comedy performance to celebrate the grand opening of the McAninch Arts Center. He’ll perform with the Board of Comedy, a group of veteran Second City comedians including Larry Joe Campbell, Belushi’s co-star on According to Jim. Call 630-942-4000 or visit cod.edu for $44 tickets. 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn