Chicago Events for May 2012

Chicago Events 2012

The Chicagoland High School Film Festival, gives high School students an unique opportunity to enter and show the films they have worked so hard to create. True there are Children’s film festivals, but since those events are geared toward films who’s language and content are appropriate to be viewed by young children, this event allows young film makers to exhibit works that are relevant to the issues and interests of teen filmmakers.

Chicagoland High School Film Festival 2012
6:30-9 PM Friday, May 18
Wrigley Theatre
Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610

Printer’s Row Lit Fest

Location:Printers Row, on and around the area of Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets in Chicago
Admission: FREE

The Chicago Tribune celebrates the written word with over 135,000 attendees during this two-day outdoor festival. Printers Row Lit Fest brings together lovers of literature, national best-selling authors, booksellers, exhibitors and engages them in panel discussions, forums, kids programs, family activities,  cooking demos, poetry slams and more.  The Lit Fest offers your brand countless creative options to get in front of a large, engaged crowd. And admission is free! Visit

The Field Museum

Feb 24, 2012
to Sep 3, 2012
Temporary Exhibition

Who was Genghis Khan – a ruthless warrior, or a revered statesman?

Nov 4, 2011
to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

Discover how The Field Museum is leading the way in conservation by putting science into action in Abbott Hall of Conservation Restoring Earth, opening November 4, 2011.

 175 Days to Love Chicago
Running through- Aug 26, 2012

Celebrate Chicago’s 175th Birthday this year with 175 days of events, festivals and other significant dates in Chicago’s history.

Bike the Drive 
May 27, 2012:
Enjoy Chicago’s skyline and shoreline as you bike up and down Lake Shore Drive. The complete route is 30 mile and the Drive is closed to automobile traffic. Event kicks off at 5:30 a.m

Museum of Science and Industry

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Mar 15, 2012 – Sep 3, 2012
Try your hand at busting or confirming myths in wildly entertaining experiments.
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