5 Things to do this Weekend: Nov 27 – Nov 29

Stay safe. Stay home. Stay entertained with these 5 online events this weekend. 

Explore the hidden histories of Chicago

Celebrate the season with a virtual happy hour! Dive into the hidden histories behind some of the city’s most beloved holiday traditions. From a peek inside classic Chicago bars to the origins of forgotten holiday characters, this virtual event will get you into the festive spirit.

Date: Fri Nov 27 – Sun Nov 29
Time: See website for details
Cost: $20 – $35
More Info: chicagodetours.com

Experience a world-class concert at home

An intimate journey into the world of the tango, this virtual event is a unique way to experience the beauty of this soulful genre. Part history lesson, part live concert, this one-of-a-kind event is sure to provide the perfect entertainment for your holiday weekend.

Date: Fri Nov 27 – Sun Nov 29
Time: See website for details
Cost: $12
More Info: airbnb.com

Go on a virtual penguin expedition

Get a 360-degree view of the Shedd’s penguins this weekend. In partnership with Google Expeditions, this free virtual reality experience takes you behind the scenes of the aquarium’s amazing exhibit.

Date: Fri Nov 27 – Sun Nov 29
Time: See website for details
Cost: Free
More Info: sheddaquarium.org

Attend a virtual film festival

The Black Harvest Film Festival has gone virtual this year, a first in this annual event’s history! A vibrant celebration of independent cinema, this unique festival explores the stories, history, and heritage of the Black experience across the globe.

Date: Fri Nov 27 – Sun Nov 29
Time: See website for details
Cost: $5 – $100
More Info: siskelfilmcenter.org

Host a virtual wine tasting

Join advanced sommelier Mary Ross for a crash course in the world’s most popular red wines. From tasting tips to gifting and entertaining ideas, this virtual event will get you ready for a season of good food, wine, and more!

Date: Sat Nov 28
Time:
6pm
Cost:
$20
More Info: thechoppingblock.com