Winter is here with new and varied ways for you to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting this week.
Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!
Come Into Full Bloom
Treat yourself to a floral spectacle this weekend at The Orchid Show. See what happens when a forest of wild orchids takes over an old secret garden in this romantic and wild environment.
Date: Sat, Feb 12 – Sun, Mar 27
Time: 10:00 – 5:00 pm daily
Cost: $7/member | $9/non-member
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
More Info: chicagobotanic.org
See a Comedy Dinner Show
Grab dinner and enjoy a hilarious comedy show this Friday evening at The Comedy Nosh. Featuring a stellar lineup of comedians and a full dinner for guests, you don’t want to miss this great event.
Date: Fri, Feb 11
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Max and Benny’s Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook
More Info: funnierbythelake.com
Enjoy the Winter Snow
Celebrate the best of winter as Downtown Wilmette hosts the Sesquicentennial Winterfest this Saturday! Featuring ice sculpting and activities like a live DJ performance and a showing of Disney’s Frozen at The Wilmette Theater.
Date: Sat, Feb 12
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Wilmette Village Green, 800 Ridge Rd, Wilmette
More Info: wilmette150.org
Don Your Jersey
Don’t miss the hoops action this weekend as the Northwestern University Women’s Basketball Team takes on the University of Michigan Wolverines in this midwestern showdown!
Date: Sun, Feb 13
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Welsh Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Ave, Evanston
More Info: nusports.evenue.net
‘Whoo’ Like an Owl
If you’re looking for some family fun this weekend, head to the Emily Oaks Nature Center on Saturday night for an Owl Moon Bonfire. Hear the inspiring story Owl Moon and sip hot chocolate around the fire at this fun and educational event.
Date: Sat, Feb 12
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org