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!
Explore a Magical Forest
Bundle up this weekend and head to Emily Oaks Nature Center for Chilly Fest. Walk through the magical woodland while you search for the fabled Treasure Tree. Enjoy hot cocoa by the campfire afterwards!
Date: Sat, Feb 19
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org
Witness a Theatrical Revolution
Head to Northwestern University this weekend for a production of Something Rotten, the acclaimed story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play in the shadow of more famous playwrights.
Date: Fri, Feb 18 – Sun, Feb 20
Time: Fri at 7:30 | Sat at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm | Sun at 2:00 pm
Location: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Dr, Evanston
More Info: wirtz.northwestern.edu
Light Up the Night
Calling all kids ages 5–10! Spend your Friday night with a glow stick in hand while you groove to the music and enjoy games at the Wheeling Park District Glow in the Dark Party.
Date: Fri, Feb 18
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30
Cost: $15/residents | $20/non-residents
Location: Community Recreation Center, 100 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
More Info: wheelingparkdistrict.com
Howl at the Moon
Don’t miss your chance to see one of Chicago’s most electrifying bands this weekend as the Shelter Dogs Band performs at Norton’s Restaurant. The Shelter Dogs draw influence from funky classics like Prince and James Brown so grab a drink and get ready to dance!
Date: Sat, Feb 19
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Norton’s Restaurant, 1905 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park
More Info: facebook.com
Virtual: Learn to Laugh
Stay out of the cold this weekend with a great documentary, Dying Laughing, that gives an exclusive look at the lives of stand-up comedians from Jerry Seinfeld, to Chris Rock, to Sarah Silverman. Learn what it takes to become a famous comedian and explore the lives of these magnanimous personalities.
More Info: watchdocumentaries.com