4 Great Things Not to Be Missed

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1 'SPAMILTON'> THROUGH MAY 29 Ger­ard Alessan­drini, cre­ator of “For­bid­den Broad­way,” takes aim at Lin-Manuel Mi­randa and his hit “Hamil­ton" through hi­lar­i­ous songs and spoofs that the New York Times called “com­pul­sively funny.” While tick­ets start at $59, make sure you snag a (pricier) ticket to “Hamil­ton” first, so you get all the nu­anced jokes in this bru­tally witty par­ody. The Royal Ge­orge Theatre, 1641 N. Hal­sted St. 312.988.9000, theroy­al­ge­or­geth­e­atre.com

2 KIDS AND KITES FESTIVAL > MAY 6 Soar to new heights at this free an­nual kite festival where kids can build and fly their own kites, get their faces painted, snag bal­loon an­i­mals and en­joy as­sorted crafts. Don't miss the Big Kite Candy Drop: a piñata-like kite that rains sweet treats from the clouds. Mon­trose Ave. and Wil­son Ave. 10 am-4 pm. Chicagokid­sand­kites.us

3 DANCEVOLVE > MAY 1014 Hub­bard Street Dance Chicago, one of the nation’s premier con­tem­po­rary troupes, is back with “danc(e)volve.” The festival fea­tures new work by lo­cal chore­og­ra­phers Ju­lia Rhodes, Robyn Mineko Wil­liams and Alice Klock, as well as the main-stage de­but of “Berceuse” (a duet set to mu­sic from the opera “Jo­ce­lyn”) by Penny Saun­ders. Tick­ets, $65. MCA Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312.850.9744, hub­bard­street­dance.com

4 'RENT' > MAY 914 The clas­sic mu­si­cal comes back for a short run—not even 525,600 min­utes—in honor of its 20th an­niver­sary. The pro­duc­tion will only play eight shows at the Ford Ori­en­tal Theatre be­fore bow­ing out and mov­ing on. Tick­ets start at $52. 24 W. Ran­dolph St., 312.977.1700, broad­way­inchicago.com

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Hub­bard Street Dance Chicago

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