8 Things to do in the City & Western Suburbs: 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! 

Now You See It… 

Jam-packed and fun-filled with vanishing acts, mind-reading tricks and a hilarious variety of magical feats, Gary Kantor presents a lively magic show that’s pure entertainment for all ages – even adults! 

Date: March 1 
Time: 6:00PM 
Cost: $10 
Location: Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St, Wheaton 
More Info: wheatonparkdistrict.com

Women of the SOE: True Cloak & Dagger Stories

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British WWII program involving agents who were tasked with sabotage and subversion behind enemy lines. Join historical fiction author Kit Sergeant as she tells riveting true stories of brave women spies who served in the French Resistance. 

Date: March 2 
Time: 2:00PM 
Cost: $5; Members & students $3 
Location: Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N Main St, Glen Ellyn,  
More Info: gehs.org

Dine Out in Elmhurst! 

This is your final weekend to enjoy Restaurant Week in Elmhurst. More than a dozen restaurants and eateries are offering special discounts and limited-time prix fixe menus. Participating venues include Francesca’s Amici, Hello Donut, Ni Hao Asian Café and Victory Meat & Seafood. 

Date: Through March 3 
Time: Varies by venue 
Cost: Varies by venue 
Location: 15+ restaurants and businesses in Elmhurst 
More Info: elmhurstcitycentre.com 

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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