5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend
Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But Chicago’s weekend events are always delightful. Enjoy a different kind of holiday show at the Chicago Tap Theatre, where you’ll see interpretations of your favorite holiday music in a tap dance performance. A more elaborate show awaits you at the Redmoon’s Winter Pageant, a mythical journey featuring massive machines and more. Speaking of elaborate, Beyoncé is in town and she’s going all out for her world tour that stops in at United Center this weekend. Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Don’t miss the stylish Randolph Street holiday market that features fabulous gifts at all price points. Last, but definitely not least, spread some holiday cheer for those in need with the Jingle Bells Run/Walk that raises funds to fight arthritis.
Tidings of Tap!
Chicago Tap Theatre celebrates the holiday season with dances dedicated to Christmas, Chanukah, and the winter season. Accompanied with live music,
the ensemble interprets your favorite holiday tunes for a fun and sophisticated family-friendly evening.
When: Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15
Where: 1044 W. Harrison Street
Hours: 8pm (Friday & Saturday) & 3pm (Sunday)
More info: chicagotaptheatre.com
Featuring massive machines in a large-scale performance, Redmoon’s Winter Pageant takes audiences through forests, under seas, and into the big city.
Bring the whole family for the mythical journey about hope, community, and love.
When: Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 22
Where: 2120 S. Jefferson Street
Hours: Check website
More info: redmoon.org
Watch the iconic Mrs. Carter put on a show at the United Center as part of an extended world tour. Her performance includes explosive special effects, a strobe light show, and, of course, her powerful voice and amazing dance moves.
When: Friday, December 13
Where: 1901 W. Madison Street
More info: unitedcenter.com
Randolph Street’s Holiday Market
Shop for antique, vintage, and contemporary goodies at this stylish market dubbed as a place for “top holiday shopping” by Chicago Magazine. You’ll find gifts at all price points that range from embroidered hankies to estate jewelry.
When: Saturday, December 14 – Sunday, December 15
Where: 1340 W. Washington Boulevard
Hours: 10am – 5pm
More info: imagepilots.com
Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Tie up jingle bells to your shoelaces and wear a holiday themed costume for this fun event that helps raise money to fight arthritis. Run or walk with your team for 5 or 10 kilometer route on the lakefront trail.
When: Sunday, December 14
Where: 2430 N. Cannon Drive
More info: jinglebellrunchicago.kintera.org