What to do this Saturday 3/24 in Chicago?

My 14 YO daughter and I are being effectively kicked out of the house this Saturday.
Normally I’d head somewhere and watch basketball while sipping a beer or two but my companion for the day, 1) won’t be welcome at a bar and 2) would roll her eyes and sigh the whole time anyway.

We live in the Chicago burbs and go to the museums fairly often so I don’t think that idea will be met with any enthusiasm.

I managed to score some free tickets to an afternoon movie showing at the River Eat AMC theater so we’re thinking of hitting Navy Pier for lunch and just strolling around until the movie starts. Other than that I got nothing though; is there anything going on this weekend we shouldn’t miss?

No one?

Not sure of anything specific happening this Saturday. Some ideas:

An early show at Second City?

Lake Michigan boat tour (from Navy Pier)?

Lunch in Chinatown or Greek Town?

Segwey tour?

I think we’re doing lunch at Navy Pier seeing as we have the show at 2:00 at River East.
I like the idea of a boat ride tgoug and a stop in Chicna town could just be the perfect way to end the day!

You could do a water taxi, if they’re running on Saturday, from Navy Pier all the way down to Chinatown.

Navy Pier is a lot of fun to just walk around. I haven’t been up there since high school, but the indoor fountains have water that chases itself all around the room. It’s a lot of fun to watch, even when I was in your kid’s demographic.

If you have any money to spare, there’s lots of shopping. You could give her a $50 and let her loose on Michigan Ave. :stuck_out_tongue:

You could also walk and get some cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory down by Giordano’s. There’s another big outdoor fountain there, although it might not be turned on yet (even though it’s hot now, it’s not even April yet).

I don’t know how long they have ice-skating, but that’s another Pier activity to consider. Is it year round or just in winter?

Rachel reminded me of something -

The John Hancock Tower (best view in the city) has “ice” skating until April 7th (synthetic ice rink). Here’s a link.

I have to disagree w/ her Cheesecake Factory suggestion though. You can get that in any suburb in the country.

Well, he’s looking for something that a teenager likes. Kids like cheesecake, even if it’s not hard to find.