5 Things to do this Weekend: February 17

Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Hear Mahler’s Fifth Symphony with the CSO

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony embraces folk-inspired dance, love songs, and even a funeral march. Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä comes to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to conduct this piece and the U.S. premiere of Aino by Jimmy Lopez Bellido. This stunning concert will also include a free preconcert conversation, so grab a ticket for this limited engagement. 
Date: February 18 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $39+ 
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave 
More info: cso.org 

Bring Your Worst Attitude to Karen’s Diner

The global sensation Karen’s Dinner is coming to Chicago! This pop-up restaurant features great food and terrible service. Fans of Ed Debevic’s will be familiar with this type of experience, so snag a reservation to get roasted in this brightly colored vintage style diner! 
Date: Runs through December 
Time: Varies by Day 
Cost: $45+ 
Location: Rizzo’s Bar, 3658 N Clark St 
More info: explorehidden.com

I Dreamed a Dream… of Seeing Les Mis Onstage!

The acclaimed musical Les Misérables has arrived in Chicago. This musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novels tells a tale of love, loss, and French revolutionaries. This limited engagement is coming to Chicago for the month of February, so don’t wait “One Day More” to see this show! 
Date: Runs through March 5 
Time: Varies by Performance 
Cost: $52.50+ 
Location: Cadillac Palace Theater, 151 W Randolph St 
More info: ticketmaster.com 

Play Ball! Onstage at the Goodman Theatre

Toni Stone, a new play by Lydia R. Diamond, tells the story of the first woman to play professional baseball. Cheer along to this joyful expression of a love of baseball during this highly reviewed play at the Goodman. Have a date night and play ball! 
Date: Runs through February 26 
Time: Varies by Performance 
Cost: $25+ 
Location: Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn St 
More info: goodmantheatre.org

Check Out the Pilsen Community Market 

Honky Tonk BBQ in Pilsen is hosting a community market during Sundays in February. Check out the vendors, the food, and this weekend, the open mic! Grab some good food and some gifts for friends and family at this community event. 
Date: February 19 
Time: 12:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th St 
More info: eventbrite.com

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