Bank of America customers get free admission this weekend to the Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Adler Planetarium and Chicago History Museum. Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission. Cardholders only; guests (including non-cardholding children) are not eligible for free admission.
The best-selling writer and humorist will be at the Auditorium Theatre Saturday night at 8 p.m. Bring along your well-worn copy of Me Talk Pretty Someday (or any of his other books) because he’ll be signing copies after the show. Tickets start at $42.50 and are available here.
The 20th annual expo devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design runs Thursday through Sunday at Navy Pier. If you like to gawk at (and possibly buy) funky, artsy wares, this is the place for you. Chicago Magazine calls it the, “bougie version of the Renegade Craft Fair.” Tickets for Friday to Sunday at $15 a day or there’s a $25 three-day pass.