5 Things to do this Weekend: Jan 7

Winter is here, offering new and varied ways to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

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

Be Moved by Theater

Grab your tickets for Hundred Days at the Chopin Theater, an uncensored and emotional story about embracing uncertainty and living life to the fullest.

Date: Fri, Jan 7 – Sun, Jan 9
Time: Fri and Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 5:00 pm
Cost: From $30
Location: The Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division St.
More Info: kokandyproductions.com

Go Soul Searching

Spend a cozy Sunday evening at the Green Mill Jazz Club with the Soul Message Band, a spirited group that knows its way around the bluesy jazz scene. You won’t be disappointed with these Green Mill regulars!

Date: Sun, Jan 9
Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Cost: $10
Location: Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N Broadway Ave
More Info: greenmilljazz.com

Crack the Safe

Looking for a fun and intellectually stimulating pastime this weekend? Check out Fox in a Box Chicago, an escape room venue that features rooms such as The Bank, where you and several other jewel thieves will have an hour to break into a heavily guarded bank. Succeed and you’ll be rich. Fail and your crime career will be over!

Date: Fri, Jan 7 – Sun, Jan 9
Time: Times Avaliable Online
Cost: 2 players from $109
Location: Fox in a Box Chicago, 47 W Polk St
More Info: foxinaboxchicago.com

Explore Early Comic Strips

If you’re looking to explore a piece of Chicago history, pay a visit to the Chicago Cultural Center this weekend and attend the exhibit Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960) to learn about the inception of comics in popular publishing plus the contribution that African-American and female cartoonists and editors made to the iconic genre.

Date: Ongoing
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
More Info: chicagogov.com

Become One With Nature

Cold weather doesn’t mean an end to outdoor fun—the Morton Arboretum invites you to Human+Nature, an exhibit that explores the intersection of humanity and nature. Featuring five 15- to 26-foot-tall sculptures by Daniel Popper, you’ll be awed by the interconnectedness of our lives and the natural world.

Date: Ongoing
Time: Times Available Online
Cost: From $16
Location: Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53, Lisle
More Info: mortonarb.org

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