Cubs Convention, Sara Jane sale, MLK tribute top your weekend

Cubs Convention, Sara Jane sale, MLK tribute top your weekend

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Most people will enjoy a three day weekend this week, which means you'll have plenty of time to get autographs from Cubs players, scoop up deals in Old Town and even enjoy a celebration honoring the reason for this weekend: Martin Luther King Jr.

Time Out Chicago's Kevin Aeh has all of the details.

28th Annual Cubs Convention - Friday

For fanatics, technically the season starts today. Hobnob with the team including Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo, Jeff Samardzija, Darwin Barney and more than75 other former, current and minor-league Cubbies. If the show sells out (and it usually does), book a two-night stay on any of the convention dates (Fri–Sun) to purchase a special discount ticket. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E North Water St (312-464-1000, cubs.com). 1–9pm; $60.

Snooze You Lose Sale at Sara Jane - Saturday

Quit your whining and roll out of bed on Saturday morning. You'll catch up on sleep on Sunday. From 8:30–9am, take 50% off everthing at Sara Jane; take 40% off from 9–11am, 30% off from 11am–1pm and 25% off for the slowpokes who stroll in between 1pm and 6pm. The first 20 people receive a $25 gift card for spring shopping. And bring an appetite. Bagels and coffee are on the house. Sara Jane, 1343 N Wells St (312-335-1962,shopsarajane.com). Sat 19, 8:30am–6pm.

Frigid Fanny 5K Trail Race - Sunday

Running through a forest preserve has to be less windy than running along the lake this time of year, right? Race registration includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, race bib and a free post-race beer. Sundown Meadow Forest Preserve, Countryside (muddymonk.com/frigidfanny). Sun 20 at 11am. $28.

Chicago Sinfonietta: Annual Tribute to MLK - Sunday and Monday

The 25-year-old orchestra has always been committed to diversity, so it's natural that MLK Day would be a big to-do for the Sinfonietta. The tribute features a performance of Florence Price's "The Oak." Price is one of the few black female classical composers to achieve widespread acclaim. Resident conductor Mei-Ann Chen also invites Grammy-winning opera singer Eric Owens to lead the ensemble. The Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Gospel Choir—don't worry, it has toured nationally—also performs. Sun 20 at 3pm, Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville; Mon 21 at 7:30pm, Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave (chicagosinfonietta.org). $26–$50.

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