5 Things to do this Weekend: Feb 18

Winter is here with new and varied ways for you to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting this week.

Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!

Compete For Gold

The Winter Olympics are here and if you’re looking for a way to get into the spirit of the competition, don’t miss the 606 Olympics. Compete in a variety of games and enjoy food and drink with your crew at The Graff!

Date: Sat, Feb 19
Time: 2:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $75/team
Location: The Graff, 3525 W Grand Ave
More Info: Eventbrite.com

Sip n’ Paint

If you’re looking for a fun way to flex your creative muscles this weekend, head to Local Color Art Studio for a Wine Tasting and Wine Glass Painting class. Relax and create while sampling various wines and customizing your own wine glass to take home.

Date: Fri, Feb 18 and Sun, Feb 20
Time: Fri and Sun, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: From $42
Location: Local Color Art Studio, 2151 W 79th St
More Info: Eventbrite.com

Expand Your Horizons

Interested in travelling the world but don’t know where to start? Attend the Travel and Adventure Show this weekend where you can explore vacation options, meet travel celebrities, attend helpful seminars, and start planning the trip of a lifetime!

Date: Sat, Feb 19 – Sun, Feb 20
Time: Sat, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sun, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $16/one day ticket | $24/two day ticket
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Rd
More Info: travelshows.com

Discover Your Inner Courage

This weekend, enjoy a beautiful production of a family favorite, Peter and the Wolf, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The story, originally by Prokofiev, tells the story of a boy who protects his friends and discovers a courage that he did not know he possessed.

Date: Sat, Feb 19
Time: 11:00 am and 12:45 pm
Cost: From $15
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave
More Info: cso.org

Virtual: Learn to Laugh

Stay out of the cold this weekend with a great documentary, Dying Laughing, that gives an exclusive look at the lives of stand-up comedians from Jerry Seinfeld, to Chris Rock, to Sarah Silverman. Learn what it takes to become a famous comedian and explore the lives of these magnanimous personalities.

Cost: Free
Location: Online
More Info: watchdocumentaries.com

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