Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!
The Chicago Auto Show is Back
Marking its 115th year, the largest auto show in North America opens this weekend. With manufacturers from all over the world, there will again be hundreds of production and debut vehicles on display—from convertibles and crossovers to ultra-high-performance sports cars. You can also expect more than a dozen experimental concept cars to ooh and aah over!
Date: Opens February 11 and runs through February 20
Time: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Cost: $15 for Adults; $10 for Seniors and Children under 12
Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr
More Info: chicagoautoshow.com
Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Designed and led by Chicago artists, Family Day is a monthly program at the MCA for all families and youth. Enjoy FREE museum admission along with special workshops, open studio sessions, gallery tours and performances. This month, Family Day invites attendees to engage in programs and activities focused on performance, movement, poetry and storytelling.
Date: February 11
Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave
More Info: mcachicago.org
A Celebration of Folk Music at UChicago
Experience the University of Chicago Folk Festival, one of the most anticipated events in the local folk music community. This year’s terrific concert line-up includes musicians from Bulgaria, Mexico and the USA. In addition to these Friday and Saturday concerts, there are fun, eclectic and free Saturday afternoon workshops at Ida Noyes Hall on the University of Chicago campus.
Date: February 10 & 11
Time: Fri 8:00PM; Sat 7:30PM
Location: Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St
More Info: uofcfolk.org
A Magical Evening of Illusion
Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz returns to the stage with his new show, “Physician Magician.” Prepare for an unforgettable evening of mesmerizing magic as the famed illusionist, physician and professor presents never-before-seen illusions and brings back some of his signature classics and audience favorites.
Date: Opens February 9
Time: Thu & Fri 7:30PM; Sat 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Cost: $20 – $75
Location: Rhapsody Theater, 1328 Morse Ave
More Info: rhapsodytheater.com
Skating in the Park
If you haven’t already hit the ice rink in Millennium Park, you have just a few weekends left before they close for the season! What could be more magical than skating with your friends, family and loved ones—surrounded by some of Chicago’s most notable architectural landmarks! It’s free, but online tickets are required. Skate rentals are available starting at $16.
Date: Season Ends March 5
Time: 90-minute sessions begin at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM, 5:00PM, 7:00PM and 9:00PM
Location: McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, Millennium Park, 1 N Michigan Ave
More Info: chicago.gov