5 Things to do this Weekend: Nov 19- Nov 21

Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Welcome the Holidays

A classic holiday tradition, Zoolights is back at the Lincoln Park Zoo! Take the kids to check out the new Pepper Family Wildlife Center and brand-new holiday lights this weekend on the Main Mall (or check their calendar for upcoming special adults-only nights).

Date: Sat, Nov 20 – Sun, Jan 2
Time: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $5
Location: The Lincoln Park Zoo
More Info: lpzoo.org

Celebrate Women in Art

Head to the Newberry Library this weekend for Chicago Avant-Garde, an exhibition highlighting the story of five women who bucked convention and pushed the boundaries of expression through art.

Date: Sat, Nov 20
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: The Newberry Library
More Info: newberry.org

Find Inner Peace

Bring the family to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for a family-friendly yoga class, hosted by Buddha Belly Kids Yoga. This class will focus on moving, breathing, and connecting and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

Date: Sat, Nov 20
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Cost: $15/adults and $10/children
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
More Info:eventbrite.com

Catch Love Actually Live at the Apollo Theater

Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody hits the Apollo Theater this weekend! Written by the creators of The Office! A Musical Parody and Friends! The Musical Parody, this production is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Date: Sat, Nov 20 – Sun, Nov 21
Time: Sat, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Sun, 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Cost: From $29
Location: The Apollo Theater
More Info: apollochicago.com

See the Work of Barbara Kruger

This weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago plays host to the works of American artist Barbara Kruger in Thinking of You, I Mean Me, I Mean You, an exhibit in which Kruger reworks past works and presents new ones to directly expose the narcissism of contemporary life.

Date: Sat, Nov 20 – Sun, Nov 21
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $25
Location: The Art Institute of Chicago
More Info: artic.edu