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!
Start Your Engines
This weekend brings the return of the Chicago Auto Show, the largest
auto show in America, for its 114th year! Check out the huge collection of cars of all kinds including domestic, imported, experimental and concept vehicles.
Date: Sat, Feb 12 – Mon, Feb 21
Time: Feb 12 – Feb 20, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm | Feb 21, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Cost: $15/adult, $10/child, senior
Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr
More Info: chicagoautoshow.com
Enjoy a Classic Concert
Plan a trip to see a stunning rendition of Casablanca this weekend as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra recreates Max Steiner’s memorable score live in concert. Don’t miss out on this incredible homage to a timeless film.
Date: Fri, Feb 11 and Sun, Feb 13
Time: Fri at 7:30 pm | Sun at 3:00 pm
Cost: From $75
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S Michigan Ave
More Info: cso.org
Shop For Your Valentine
Need a last-minute gift for Valentine’s Day? Head to the Valentine’s Market at The Plant this weekend for an amazing lineup of sweet goods from local vendors and small businesses – and grab a tasty beer from Whiner Beer Co while you’re there.
Date: Sun, Feb 13
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St
More Info: insidetheplant.com
Create Your Own Wine
Few things are more romantic than a delicious wine and dinner. This Valentine’s Day weekend, attend a winemaking class where you can make a vat of your own wine that can be cellared and kept for many years. After your winemaking class, enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner with your sweetie!
Date: Sat, Feb 12
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Wild Blossom Meadery, 9030 S Hermitage Ave
More Info: wildblossommeadery.com
Spend a Night at the Theatre
If you’re looking for a great show to see this weekend, visit the Goodman Theatre for August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, a tale of 285-year-old Ester Tyler and the suspicious traveler that she guides on a journey to spiritual awakening at the dawn of the new century.
Date: Sat, Jan 22 – Sun, Feb 27
Time: Sat, Feb 12 at 8:00 pm and 2:00 pm | Sun, Feb 13 at 2:00 pm
Cost: From $40
Location: Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn St
More Info: goodmantheatre.org