Happy April! How is it already four days into the month already? In case you missed our Facebook post, Emily became mother to baby #2 in March, and both mom and Baby Rose are doing wonderfully!
Election Day @ Your Local Polling Place
When: Today (April 4th)! 6am-7pm
You get the hint – we are big advocates of participating in your local elections. In case you missed it, here is our introduction to the Rockford Mayoral candidates: Brian, Ronnie, Tom and Rudy. Exercise your right to vote and find your polling place here.
Alton Brown: Eat Your Science Tour @ The Coronado Performing Arts Center
When: Wednesday, April 5 @ 7:30pm
Combining comedy and food, Alton Brown, food show host and TV personality, will provide a night of entertainment at The Coronado. If you’re a lucky audience member, you may even get called up to the stage to participate in games and demonstrations. You can get your tickets to the Eat Your Science Tour here.
Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness @ NIU Rockford
When: Saturday, April 8 @ 8:00am
Not only are the addition of 5Ks and other local runs a welcoming sign of warmer weather, they are also a great opportunity to break out of the winter rut to support a good cause. The Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness celebrates National Donate Life month, increase donations of organs, tissue, eye, blood, and marrow, and to raise money. Register here for this fun run.
76th Young Artist’s Show @ Rockford Art Museum
When: April 9th – May 7th
One of the most popular annual exhibits at the Rockford Art Museum returns this month. The 76th Young Artist’s Show is a highly competitive juried show featuring students from all schools in the area. Spend an afternoon enjoying the talent of local youth while supporting the local arts.
Easter Egg Hunts @ Various Locations When: Saturday, April 15
What would this time of year be without a good ole’ Easter Egg Hunt? There are hunts happening in neighborhoods like Edgewater and places such as the Discovery Center Museum and Burpee Museum of Natural History. We will cross our fingers for nice weather, Reese’s, and $2 bills.
Brews & Views @ Prairie Street Brewing Company When: Wednesday, April 19 @ 7:30pm
The Brews & Views 2016/2017 season comes to an end with the viewing of “The Great Outdoors” at PSB. Enjoy your favorite craft beers and great food from a full menu, delivered to your table, while you watch the film! Doors open at 7pm, and Showtime is at 7:30, so arrive early to be sure you get a great seat. Admission is $5.
Spring Art Scene @ Downtown Rockford When: Friday, April 21 from 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturday, April 22 from 4:00pm-9:00pm
The Rockford Area Arts Council is back at it with the Spring ArtScene. This is one of our favorite Rockford events. Extremely talented local artists displaying their work at various local studios, churches, restaurants and businesses all around town. Grab a group of friends and make a night of hopping around to check out different artists and shows.
An Evening with David Sedaris @ The Coronado Performing Arts Center When: Monday, April 24 @ 8:00pm
If you like to laugh (who doesn’t?), you will LOVE David Sedaris. Sedaris is witty, funny, bright, and the master of satire. We are thrilled the Coronado is hosting David Sedaris and this show will actually make us look forward to a Monday. Tickets are still available here.