April in Chicago: the must events!

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Joel Fulleda

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Between stories of gangsters, skyscrapers, king-size attractions and sporting legends, Chicago is undoubtedly one of the cities in the United States where the great American dream can really be touched.

A destination full of charm, absolutely to visit for those who want to discover the thousand faces of America of yesterday and today.

There are always many good reasons to visit Chicago, but the month of April 2015, in particular, will be an explosion of opportunities: let's find out together which appointments not to miss.

Lovers of good rock music will find a nice surprise upon their arrival in Chicago: the highly anticipated concert of the band is scheduled for April 3 Belle & Sebastien, which will be held at the Riviera Theater. Indie sounds, romantic ballads and a little funk will make the whole audience unleash and excite.

If after a nice evening of live music, you want to stretch your legs, the second edition of the Chicago Quarter Marathon. The ride is a ten-kilometer ride in the south of the city, along Lake Michigan, and is suitable for the whole family.

Free walking, breathtaking landscapes, a party, with snacks, gadgets and music, to greet the runners on arrival, a complimentary branded sweatshirt and a portion of the proceeds dined in charity, are some of the excellent reasons not to remain with your hands in hand, and take part in the great sporting event.

Mid-month is still time for great music: on the United Center stage, this time the spotlight is on Neil Diamond. Among the songs from the latest album, Melody Road, and the singer's most famous hits, such as "I'm a Believer" and "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" on April 14, 2015, the charismatic singer will give intense emotions to the own audience.

From 16 to 19 April, however, great music will join great cinema. In the city the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, a review that will touch various locations of the metropolis, offering film screenings with a musical theme, lots of entertainment, and live concerts by both emerging bands and indie rock stars.

Even the taste, in American style, finds space in the beautiful Chicago: on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April the protagonist of the palate will be bacon, around which an entire, highly anticipated event revolves, the Baconfest. At the UIC Forum everything will be centered on this delicious food: the best chefs in the city, such as those of the renowned Bottlefork restaurant, will cook fine bacon-based dishes, while the most prestigious drink labels, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will serve drinks designed to marry and perfectly enhance the taste of bacon, the most loved food by Americans.

At the end of the month, the imagination will take over: from 24 to 26 April, in fact, the C2E2 will take place, that is the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, an exhibition dedicated to the world of comics and the fantasy universe, which involves and thrills an incredible number of fans from all over the world.

Now in its fifth edition, the C2E2, to be held at McCormick Place, will host the protagonists of the cartoon world, many innovations in terms of creativity, and numerous opportunities to have fun. For travelers passionate about the universe of cartoons and fantasy, who will decide to participate in this extravagant exhibition, the dress will undoubtedly make the monk: wearing a vintage comic or Japanese manga costume to wander among the stands of the exhibition, is a real must.

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