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!
Celebrate Decades of Music
Are you a fan of classical music, pop, rock, or musical theater? If the answer is yes, pay a visit to the Marriott Theatre for From Mozart to Pop Chart, a musical journey through time as the theatre’s Million Dollar Quartet celebrates the power of music over the centuries.
Date: Fri, Jan 21 – Sat, Jan 22
Time: Fri at 8:00 pm and Sat at 2:00 pm
Cost: From $50
Location: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire
More Info: marriotttheatre.webflow.io
Discover Love and Vanquish Hate
Premiering the same week as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Northlight Theatre presents Fireflies, a production about Olivia, the wife of charismatic Rev. Charles Grace, for whom she writes inspiring speeches during the Civil Rights Movement. As Olivia begins to face hate in her life, she must find love to vanquish it.
Date: Ongoing through Feb 20
Time: Fri and Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Cost: From $15
Location: Northlight Theatre – North Shore Center, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More Info: northlight.org
Travel Through Time
If you’re a fan of priceless antiquities, a visit to the Halim Time & Glass Museum should be on your agenda. One of their most interesting exhibits, Clocks of the World, features over 1,000 clocks and horological items that tell the story of timepieces as a tool for travel, fashion, and expression.
Time: Fri and Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Halim Time & Glass Museum, 1560 Oak Ave, Evanston
More Info: halimmuseum.org
Practice Your Roar
Take a journey back in time this weekend at Dinosaur Adventure, a prehistoric themed experience complete with fossil digging, crafts, mining, and of course, dinosaurs!
Date: Fri, Jan 21 – Sun, Jan 23
Time: Fri, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Sat, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sun, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: From $20
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont
More Info: dinosauradventure.com
Tour a Brewery
Beer fans are welcome to attend a tour of Double Clutch Brewing Company! Learn about the brewing process while you enjoy four 5 oz samples of DCBC beer and take home your own complimentary glass mug.
Date: Sat, Jan 22
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Double Clutch Brewery, 2121 Ashland Ave, Evanston
More Info: doubleclutchbrewing.com