By Sarah Breinig
1) See Endgame
There has always been hype around Marvel movies, but none like this! See the culmination of the Decimation of Infinity War, discover what happened to Thanos, and watch as characters reunite for the first time since Civil War. But remember Thanos still demands your silence so no spoilers (https://www.cbr.com/thanos-demands-your-silence-in-star-studded-infinity-war-psa/).
2) Experiment with baking… and share
It is supposed to rain this weekend so why not make the most of your time indoors by doings some baking some cookies, brownies, or cupcakes (if you’re like me a can mess up boxed mac and cheese, feel free to substitute “baking” with “go to the store and get”). Rainy days are always so dark and dreary, so why not brighten someone’s day by sharing some of those treats with others? This is a fun (and tasty) way to connect with others and is an easy way to put a smile on someone’s face. If you want to connect with friends even more, why don’t you do the baking together?
3) Visit the Oriental Institute
Hosted by the University of Chicago, the Oriental Institute is a museum focused on the Ancient World. Although history may not be your thing, this is a extremely well curated museum, and is design for everyone to enjoy. Located at 1155 East 58th Street in Chiago, the Oriental Institute is easy to get to. There is no admission fee but there is a recommended donation of $10 per person. For more information go to https://oi.uchicago.edu/.
4) Read this list
Did you know that Tug of War used to be an Olymic Sport? I bet you didn’t know that G-Mail and gmail are two different things and scientists reading original copies of Marie Curie’s notebooks have to sign a disclaimer because of their radioactivity. If you’re into other random fact like that, check this out http://mentalfloss.com/article/55443/101-amazing-facts.
5) Visit the Jelly Belly Visitor Center
If you love jelly beans, you have to check out the Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. It might be a bit of a journey, but it is totally possible to make this trip in one day. Tours are free and offered daily. Learn how jelly beans are made, how the Jelly Belly company was formed, and (most importantly) get free samples. For more details go to https://www.jellybelly.com/wisconsin-warehouse.