5 Things to do this Weekend: Jan 21

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!

Take an Underground Stroll

Explore one of Chicago’s best kept secrets: the Chicago Pedway. Participate in a guided tour of the Pedway as you explore the indoor tunnels, bridges, and hidden gems of this expansive subterranean labyrinth.

Date: Fri, Jan 21
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: Starts at Wow Bao, 1 W Wacker Dr
More Info: freetoursbyfoot.com

Spend the Weekend with Royalty

Pay a visit to the special exhibit, Princess Diana: Accredited Access to learn more about this icon in a previously untold visual story, focused on her life as a force that challenged the status quo.

Date: Ongoing
Time: Fri – Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: From $25
Location: 19 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook
More Info: princessdianaexhibit.com

Witness a Guitar Legend Perform

Plan a trip to Buddy Guy’s Legends Blues Club for some fantastic live music. The namesake of the club, Buddy Guy, famous guitarist and inspiration behind some of the world’s most renowned guitar acts, will be performing through the end of January.

Date: Ongoing through Jan 30
Time: Fri and Sat at 8:30 pm, Sun at 7:30 pm
Cost: From $65
Location: Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S Wabash
More Info: buddyguy.com

See, Hear and Experience Design

The Design Museum of Chicago is currently hosting a unique exhibit, All Together Now: Sound x Design, an exploration of the interaction between music and design as two mediums of creative expression. 

Date: Ongoing through Apr 3
Time: Fri – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Design Museum of Chicago, 78 E Washington St
More Info: designchicago.org

Observe the Supernatural

Looking for some eerie fun? See The Edge Theater’s production of Mary Rose, a musical by Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie. The musical tells the story of a haunted young woman and the supernatural connection between her and a manor house in Sussex.

Date: Fri, Jan 21 – Sun, Jan 23
Time: Fri and Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3:00 pm
Cost: From $30
Location: The Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway
More Info: eventbrite.com

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