8 Things to do in the City & North Shore: January 12

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 
Time: 11AM-3PM 
Cost: $5+ 
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 
Time: 10AM 
Cost: $30+ 
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 
Time: 7PM 
Cost: $25+ 
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 
Time: 10AM-5PM 
Cost: $13+ 
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 
Cost: $75+ 
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 
Cost: $12+ 
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 
Cost: Free 
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 
Cost: $13+ 
Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dt 
More info: chicagoboatshow.com

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