5 Things to do this Weekend: January 13

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!

Start Your Next Adventure Here in Chicago

The Chicago Travel and Adventure Show is back to share the latest and greatest in travel for 2023. You can explore potential trip destinations, learn how to use travel points to your advantage, and spend time planning your next trip. With amazing keynote speakers and vendors, your next adventure will be planned by the time you leave the show! 
Date: January 14 – 15 
Time: Opens at 10:00AM 
Cost: $11+ 
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 555 N River Rd 
More info: travelshows.com

Step Up to See Step Afrika!

Spend a night at the theatre with this exciting and innovative dance crew. Step Afrika was the first professional dance company dedicated to stepping. This style of dance is one of specific techniques, energy, and ability. It melds some American and African dance styles for a unique and fun performance. Don’t miss this incredible one-night-only show. 
Date: January 14 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $30+ 
Location: Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr 
More info: auditoriumtheatre.org

The Art of Seeing the Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick at MSI Chicago has been extended, so don’t miss the chance to check out this incredible exhibit featuring over 1 million LEGO bricks. Artist Nathan Sawaya has made over 100 LEGO sculptures with some based off of famous works of art like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and some original pieces. This traveling exhibit has been seen by over 7 million people worldwide, so make sure you’re one of them! 
Date: Open during museum hours 
Time: 9:30AM – 2:30PM 
Cost: $21.95+ 
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr 
More info: msichicago.org

Shop the Handmade Market

Head to Ukrainian Village this weekend to check out the Empty Bottle’s Handmade Market. With over 30 vendors, you’re sure to find some unique pieces for your home, friends, or yourself. There’s funky jewelry, handmade purses, paper crafts, and so much more for you to buy and explore.  
Date: January 14 
Time: 12:00 – 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave 
More info: eventbrite.com

Accio, Tickets to the CSO!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came to the big screen over 20 years ago, and now it’s onstage for you at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Experience the magic while watching the movie scored live by the incredible live symphony orchestra. You won’t want to miss this moving and unforgettable experience. 
Date: January 13 – 14 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $115+ 
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave 
More info: cso.org

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