Things to do around Chicagoland

Rock N Roll Marathon

A two day running event that begins and ends in Grant Park, the Rock N Roll Marathon begins with a 5k Saturday morning and ends with a 5k and half marathon Sunday morning.

Race to Mackinac

More than 300 boats will set sail Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in a three hundred mile race from Chicago to Mackinac Island in Michigan. There’s a viewing party at Navy Pier for anyone who wants to see them off.

Blackhawks Convention

The annual Blackhawks Convention kicked off Friday and continues through Sunday at the Hilton Chicago at 720 S. Michigan Ave. Fans can attend panels with current and former players and there will be autograph opportunities.

Doggie Photo Shoot

Dog owners can strike a pose with their pups Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wiggly Field Dog Park at 2645 N. Sheffield Ave. The pictures cost five dollars and proceeds are benefiting Wright-Way Rescue, an animal shelter that sustained damage last fall when a bus crashed into it.

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