St. Patrick's Day may not come until text Tuesday, but Chicago can't wait. Saturday, March 14th will see the annual dyeing of the Chicago River emerald green. See all the pictures on how it's all done, and how all of Chicago goes Irish here and here. The dyeing begins at 10:45 a.m., and can best be seen from the Michigan avenue and Columbus Drive bridges, and upper and lower Wacker between Columbus and Lake Shore Drive, a location change necessitated by construction. The parade kicks off at noon at Columbus and Balbo, named after the famous Irish explorer and aviator, respectively. Info on all Chicago's St. Pat's events here.
UPDATE: I am, unfortunately, sick as a dog, and I won't be able to do the gallery talk Saturday morning. This year, I won't be able to be there. I'll be giving a gallery talk at Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m., for Boom Towns! Chicago Architects Design New Worlds, the exhibition I curated for CAF that's making a return visit through May 1st. But if it's any consolation, I promise to turn green somewhere during the talk.