Embrace the chilly winter days with activities that will make your season sparkle. From exploring winter markets to indulging in delicious food & drinks while warming up inside, there is so much to experience and enjoy. Embark on snowy trails and visit local landmarks to add a touch of adventure to your winter plans. Don’t miss out on the exciting events scheduled for this weekend to fully appreciate the beauty of the season!
Escape to the Yukon in Glenview
Embark on a journey through the wild landscapes of the Yukon without leaving the North Shore at Robert’s Yukon Adventure Day. From dog sledding demonstrations and snow shoeing to storytelling and s’mores, you’ll be transported to the rugged beauty of the Yukon right in your own backyard. This event offers a unique blend of entertainment and education, making it a great day for adventure-seeking families!
Date: January 13
Location: The Grove National Historic Landmark, 1421 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview
More info: glenviewparks.org
Sweet Strides in Skokie
Join the Skokie Park District for a unique fitness experience at the Mini Marshmallow 3K. This family-friendly event combines a lighthearted run with a touch of marshmallow madness, offering a memorable morning of outdoor fun. The course weaves through scenic routes, with participants collecting marshmallows along the way for an added touch of sweetness. The Mini Marshmallow 3K ensures laughter, camaraderie, and, of course, marshmallows!
Date: January 14
Location: Laramie Park, 5251 Sherwin Ave, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org
Soulful Serenade at SPACE
Experience a night of musical brilliance in Evanston with John McEuen & The Circle Band, joined by Michael Miles and The Sullivan Sisters. As a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen’s legendary career takes center stage, accompanied by the diverse talents of Michael Miles and The Sullivan Sisters. This concert promises a captivating blend of folk, bluegrass, and Americana, offering a soulful experience that showcases these exceptional musicians.
Date: January 14
Location: SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston
More info: ticketweb.com
Unlock Your Next Adventure at the Chicago Travel Show
Dive into the world of travel at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, where travel lovers come together to celebrate exploration. This event is a showcase from a wide array of travel experts and exhibitors, with presentations offering insights into exciting travel opportunities. From seasoned travelers seeking new adventures to those planning their next getaway, this event provides a comprehensive platform to gather information, discover hidden gems, and be inspired by the possibilities of global exploration.
Date: January 13-14
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center,
More info: travelshows.com
Broadway Bliss with Jeremy Jordan
Enjoy a night of enchanting performance with Jeremy Jordan at Steppenwolf Theatre! Join the acclaimed Tony and Grammy-nominated actor and singer for an unforgettable evening filled with soul-stirring music and captivating storytelling. Renowned for his roles in Broadway hits such as “Newsies” and “The Last Five Years,” Jordan brings his exceptional talent to the stage in an intimate setting, creating an experience for you that resonates with emotion and artistry.
Date: January 12-13
Time: 2PM and 8PM
Location: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St
More info: steppenwolf.org
Solo Storytelling at Lifeline Theatre
Dive into the diverse narratives of Lifeline Theatre’s Fillet of Solo, a festival featuring compelling solo performances that explore authentic human experiences. From humorous to poignant reflections, these storytellers take center stage. This event invites audiences to connect with the raw and genuine essence of individual voices, and it promises an evening of laughter, introspection, and shared humanity.
Date: Opens January 12
Time: Varies by performance
Location: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N Glenwood Ave
More info: lifelinetheatre.com
Dino-Mania at University of Chicago
Explore the history of dinosaurs in pop culture at the University of Chicago Library’s exhibition, Bibliosaurus: Dinosaurs in the Popular Imagination. This collection delves into the enduring fascination with dinosaurs through literature, film, and scientific illustrations. From iconic movie monsters to children’s books and scientific discoveries, Bibliosaurus offers a glimpse into the cultural impact of dinosaurs throughout history.
Date: Runs through April 19
Time: Open During Library Hours
Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street
More info: uchicago.edu
Come Sail Away at the Boat Show
Discover the world of boating at the Chicago Boat Show, showcasing the latest in boating and water recreation. From yachts to high-performance vessels, explore the breadth of the boating industry while engaging with exhibitors, discovering new technologies, and gaining insights into water-related activities. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor, fishing enthusiast, or a novice, the Chicago Boat Show offers a chance to experience the best in boating.
Date: Runs through January 14
Time: Varies by day
Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dt
More info: chicagoboatshow.com