5 Things to do this Weekend: January 6

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!

Last Call for the Hockney Exhibit

One of the most innovative post-war artists, David Hockney, has an exhibit at the Art Institute for you to catch before it closes this weekend. “The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020” is a continuation of his exploration of the blossoming of Spring throughout his work. Enjoy these pieces, and all the other treasures the Art Institute has for you to explore! 
Date: Closes January 9 
Time: Open during Museum Hours 
Cost: $14+ 
Location: The Art Institute, 111 S Michigan Ave 
More info: artic.edu

Abracadabra… You’ve Got a Date Night!

Head to Andersonville for one of Chicago’s most magical date night spots! Don’t let the fake laundromat exterior fool you… The Chicago Magic Lounge is a glamorous and fun theater. Check out their Signature Show on Saturday night to enjoy some ‘Chicago-style magic’ by local magicians. See a card trick next to your cocktail and get caught up in the spectacle! 
Date: January 7 
Time: 7:00PM and 10:00PM 
Cost: $65+ 
Location: Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N Clark St 
More info: chicagomagiclounge.com 

Enjoy Wild Color at the Field Museum

Check out the world of ‘Wild Color’ at the Field Museum before it closes. This exhibit features all the ways that color exists in nature. From the jewel tones of butterfly wings to the bright coral of the deep sea, color explodes in nature. Come play and learn in this fun and engaging interactive experience. 
Date: Closes January 8 
Time: Open during Museum Hours 
Cost: $26+ 
Location: Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr 
More info: fieldmuseum.org

See a World Premiere Play at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre is still one of the most innovative and exciting theaters in America. The world premiere play, Bald Sister, is on stage there now, so grab a ticket. You can have a pre-show drink at their own Front Bar, and then settle in for a show about two sisters navigating the loss of their mother. Can they rebuild their relationship? How can they combine their Cambodian roots with the challenges grief presents? Don’t miss this highly reviewed show! 
Date: Closes January 21 
Time: 2:30PM and 7:30PM 
Cost: $66+ 
Location: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St 
More info: steppenwolf.org

Women Conducting Women at the CSO

Famed composer Marin Alsop will be leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through three incredible pieces by 21st century woman composers. This 40-minute theatrical experience is bound to blow you away with its artistry and storytelling through music. Paired with a women’s vocal ensemble, you won’t want to miss this impactful performance. 
Date: January 6 and January 7 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $35+ 
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave 
More info: cso.org

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