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!
Grab Some Drinks with Friends
Don your green attire and join the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Chicago! Register for the Shamrock Crawl to score swag, food, and drinks at some of Wrigleyville’s best bars.
Date: Sat, Mar 12
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
More Info: chicagoshamrockcrawl.weebly.com
Dye the River Green
Take part in a classic Chicago tradition as the river is dyed green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy some drinks and food downtown before the dyeing and grab a spot along the Michigan Avenue bridge for a great view.
Date: Sat, Mar 12
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Columbus Bridge, E Wacker Dr
More Info: blockclubchicago.org
Lace Up Your Skates
It might be getting warmer, but it’s not too late to celebrate winter! Don’t miss your last chance to visit Maggie Daley Park for ice-skating on its iconic ice skating ribbon, this weekend.
Date: Until Sun, Mar 13
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: Weekend Skate Rentals $20/online | $22/in-person
Location: Maggie Daley Park, 337 E Randolph St
More Info: maggiedaleypark.com
Party Like a Leprechaun
This weekend, come down to Charm’d, an enchanting Irish pop-up bar featuring Irish décor, lucky charms, multiple bars, photo-op spots, and more!
Date: Until Sun, Mar 27
Time: Fri, 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm | Sat and Sun, 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Free Entry, Reservation Required
Location: Charm’d Bar, 3505 N Clark St
More Info: charmdbar.com
Virtual: Catch a Flick
March is the perfect month to celebrate Irish culture, and this weekend, you can watch some of the best filmmaking Ireland has to offer at the Chicago Irish Film Festival. The in-person portion of this hybrid festival is over, but the virtual screenings last through the weekend, so grab a ticket!
Date: Mon, Mar 7 – Sun, Mar 13
Cost: Single Screening Online $12
More Info: chicagoirishfilmfestival.com