Oh, my, I know you're thinking that if the rain would only stop...so if it does, here's one thing to look forward to this weekend.
Scour through antiques and collectibles at the Arlington Park Spring Antiques Show (2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights; 618-444-2803, Friday, April 9th-Sunday, April 11th). Admission is $8.
Forget Pier 1 framed prints. Want an easy way to find something original? The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is hosting its Spring Art Sale with one-of-a-kind photographs, paintings and sculptures, prints and drawings (112 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-629-6880, Friday, April 9,11 a.m. -7 p.m. and Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)