5 Things to do this Weekend: Feb 5

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!

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

Kick off Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger at Uptown’s Lunar New Year Celebration. This annual neighborhood parade honors the Chinese New Year and features amazing dragons, dancers, music, and much more.

Date: Sat, Feb 5
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: W Argyle St and N Broadway St
More Info: timeout.com

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Don’t miss your chance to see Sir Elton John perform live on his final tour, Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road. The legendary singer is returning for one final stop in Chicago as part of this tour that started here back in 2018.

Date: Fri, Feb 4 – Sat, Feb 5
Time: Fri and Sat at 8:00 pm
Cost: From $107
Location: United Center, 1901 W Madison St
More Info: eltonjohn.com

Get Hygge With It

A wintertime tradition returns to Andersonville this weekend, as Hygge Fest brings warmth and coziness to the city. Featuring over 15 area businesses, Hygge Fest celebrates the warmth of the community with special offers to warm up your weekend with local businesses.

Date: Fri, Feb 4 – Sun, Feb 6
Time: Varies by business
Cost: Free
Location: Clark St from Argyle to Hollywood
More Info: andersonville.org

Put Your Nose in a Book

Celebrate Black History Month with Semicolon Bookstore, a black woman-owned bookstore & gallery space. The theme of their pop-up shop at TimeOut Market this weekend is “Groundhogs Week,” focusing on fiction books about Afro-futurism and more.

Date: Fri, Feb 4 – Sun, Feb 6
Time: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Time Out Market Chicago, 916 W Fulton Market
More Info: timeout.com

Virtual: Explore an Alternate Reality

If you’re looking for something to inside this weekend, check out The Alternativity, an hour-long documentary about British street artist Banksy and his quest to bring life and spirit to Bethlehem one Christmas.

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

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