5 Things to do this Weekend: February 24

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!

Warm Up at Winter Brew – Chicago’s First Winter Street Fest!

Lincoln Square is livening up February with Chicago’s first winter street festival… Winter Brew! This craft beer extravaganza features more than a dozen breweries and more local businesses taking part. This fest is free to the public but register early for perks like raffle tickets and hand warmers!  
Date: February 25 – 26  
Time: 12:00 – 6:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Lincoln Ave, between Wilson Ave and Leland Ave 
More info: lincolnsquare.org

Cruise Around Cupid’s Undie Run!

Every February, cities across the country host Cupid’s Undie Run to raise money for Neurofibromatosis (NF). This event starts and ends with dancing and has a short run/walk in the middle. Raise funds and have fun this weekend in your skivvies!

Date: February 25 
Time: 12:00 – 4:00PM 
Cost: $45 
Location: Sluggers, 3540 N Clark St 
More info: cupids.org 

Raise Funds and Fun at the Snowball Gala

Get dressed up in your black tie best at the Junior Council Annual Snowball Gala. All proceeds from this event benefits the Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital. You’ll enjoy live music and dancing, a silent auction, and yummy drinks and bites from local restaurants. Have a date night out to support this incredible cause! 
Date: February 25 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $175+ 
Location: The Old Post Office, 433 W Van Buren St 
More info: juniorcouncil.org

Head to ‘The Jellicle Ball’ with Cats, the Musical

The beloved musical Cats is back in Chicago for a limited time! Whether you’ve seen the show or movie before, or you’re new to the phenomenon, this musical sensation will have you singing and moving along with the incredible cast. Don’t let this become a ‘Memory’ you miss out on… buy your tickets before it closes! 
Date: Closes February 26 
Time: 2:00 and 8:00PM  
Cost: $41.50+ 
Location: James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W Randolph St 
More info: catsthemusical.com

Mahler and Violin at the CSO

Muti, Fischer and Tchaikovsky Manfred is the newest show at the Chiago Symphony Orchestra. German violinist Julia Fischer joins Riccardo Mutti and the orchestra to play through this incredible music. Inspired by autumn and Lord Byron’s poetry, this evening is bound to leave you spellbound. 
Date: February 25 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $65+ 
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave 
More info: cso.org 

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