3 events to get on your March calendar

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

When: March 20-24

Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Cost: $5 kids 4-12, $20 adults

The kids garden at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is dirt full of hands-on fun and a live butterfly exhibit with animals from the Racine Zoo. For more established gardeners, expect a full educational series, culinary demonstrations and more than 700 varieties of plants.

Once Upon a Symphony

When: March 23

Where: Symphony Center, 220 Michigan Ave., Chicago

Cost:  $17

In a story reminiscent of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents “The Boy and the Violin” as part of its “Once Upon a Symphony” series. A boy sells his family’s possessions to buy a violin, then sets out on a journey of joy and laughter. The series serves as a fantastic introduction to the sounds of the violin.

Maddie Rae’s Slime Bash

When: March 30-31

Where: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles

Cost: $20-$35

Slime celebrities, slime construction and all things slime will be on display at Maddie Rae’s Slime Bash. Slime Star Maddie Rae launched the slime convention in 2018 and is bringing the show to the Chicago area this year. Demos, competitions and chances to buy and trade slime are on the calendar for the two-day event. 

This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue. 

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