8 Things to do in the City & North Shore: March 1

We know it’s cold as ice in Chicago this weekend, but don’t let that stop you from attending some of the hottest events that the city has to offer.  From works of art to tasty treats, Chicago never stops putting on a great show, no matter the weather! 

Enjoy Art in Evanston 

Featuring the diverse works of three local artists, “Town and Country” focuses on both urban and natural landscapes—revealing the unique perspectives, visions and individual styles of Joe Taylor, Mark Cleveland and Sarah Kaiser-Amaral. 

Date: Through March 3 
Time: Fri 9:00AM to 5:00PM; Sat & Sun 9:00AM to 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St, Evanston 
More Info: evanstonartcenter.org 

The Musical Story of a Medieval Minstrel

Described by the Boston Globe as “Chicago’s gift to the early music world,” the Newberry Consort creates historically informed music performances from the Middle Ages. In collaboration with Cleveland-based Trobár, I Sing a New Song tells the story of a minstrel and her companions as they travel from Paris to a minstrel school in Brussels.

Date: March 3 
Time: 4:00PM 
Cost: General admission $45; Preferred seating $65 
Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave, Evanston 
More Info: newberryconsort.org

Take in a Play at the Oil Lamp Theater 

From award-winning playwright and screenwriter Molly Smith Metzler, creator of the Netflix hit drama series Maid, “Cry It Out” is a comedically dark yet heartwarming examination of the absurdities of raising a newborn. Set in a parenting playdate like no other, the play promises laughs, tears and dark comedic edges. 

Date: Through March 3 
Time: Fri 7:30PM; Sat 3:00 & 7:30PM; Sun 3:00PM 
Cost: $48 
Location: Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview 
More Info: oillamptheater.org 

Explore the Life & People Behind Picasso 

“Picasso: Drawing From Life” is a comprehensive exhibition centered on the artist’s works on paper. Expertly curated, the show illuminates the network of artists, dealers, printers, family members and lovers who influenced and inspired Picasso’s work. 

Date: Through April 8 
Time: Fri to Sun 11:00AM to 5:00PM 
Cost: $5 exhibition ticket plus museum admission $26-$32 
Location: Art Institute Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago 
More Info: artic.edu

See Chicago From a New Perspective

It’s opening weekend for a brand new Chicago attraction: Featuring spectacular aerial footage, motion seats, scents and sounds, Flyover Chicago will thrill, engage and inspire you. It’s an entirely new way to experience the Windy City. 

Date: Opens March 1 |
Time: 11:00AM to 8:00PM 
Cost: $24.95; Children 13 and under $14.95; Military $19.95 
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago 
More Info: experienceflyover.com

One-of-a-Kind, Wearable Artwork 

Known for their exquisite craftsmanship, artists Gilly Langton, Brooke Marks-Swanson and Myung Urso have their works on display in museums and galleries around the world. Their current River North exhibit showcases the personal vision and artistry they bring to transform and reinvent fabric to create singular, wearable works of art. 

Date: Through March 31 
Time: Fri & Sat 11:00AM to 6:00PM 
Cost: Free admission 
Location: Pistachios, 716 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago 
More Info: pistachiosonline.com 

Discover The Black Age of Comics

Launched by Chicago artist Turtel Onli, the Black Age of Comics is a graphic novel movement aimed at expanding the comic book industry to include artists who create from a Black or African perspective. This current exhibit of Onli’s works is organized by the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts.

Date: Through March 31 
Time: Fri 8:00AM to 8:00PM; Sat 12:00PM to 6:00PM; Sun 12:00PM to 4:00PM 
Cost: Free admission 
Location: Café Logan, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St, Chicago 
More Info: logancenter.uchicago.edu

Meet Everyone’s Favorite Scottish Nanny 

Euphegenia Doubtfire is back! Based on the Academy Award-winning 1993 movie, this musical comedy tells the story of a recently divorced out-of-work actor who creates the alter ego of a kindly Scottish nanny in a desperate attempt to stay in his kids’ lives.

Date: Through March 10 
Time: Fri 7:30PM; Sat 2:00PM & 7:30PM; Sun 1:00PM & 6:30PM 
Cost: From $46.50 
Location: James M. Nederlander Theater, 24 W. Randolph St, Chicago 
More Info: broadwayinchicago.com 

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