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!
Engage your—and your child’s—curiosity through film
The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) is back for its 38th year presenting a huge selection of films for kids, teens, and adults. 40 countries contribute a stunning 250+ films to the festival.
Date: Fri, Nov 5 – Sun, Nov 14
Time: Times Vary
Cost: Tickets from $10
Location: FACETS Chicago
More Info: cicff38.eventive.org
Discover what makes our bodies work
Have you ever wondered about the mechanisms inside our bodies that allow animals (including humans) to run, jump, and fly? The Chicago Field Museum presents Biomechanics: The Machine Inside a unique opportunity to learn more about the amazing design of animal bodies.
Date: Fri, Sept 3 – Sun, Jan 9
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Tickets from $34
Location: Chicago Field Museum
More Info: fieldmuseum.org
Catch a magic show
This weekend, plan a trip to Trickery Chicago for what is marketed as Chicago’s best magic show. Experience hilarity and hijinks in this one-of-a-kind, mind-bending show.
Date: Sat, Nov 6
Time: 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm
Cost: Tickets from $32
Location: Trickery Chicago
Laugh all night long
In need of a laugh? Head down to Broadway to the Laugh Factory for one of Chicago’s funniest evenings! Featuring multiple performances every evening, Laugh Factory Chicago will have you rolling at Chicago’s Best Standup.
Date: Sat, Nov 6
Time: 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Cost: Tickets from $30
Location: Laugh Factory Chicago
More Info: laughfactory.com
Observe a rise to stardom
Explore the life and legacy of Carol King, born Carol Klein, an extraordinary Brooklyn-born girl who pushed her way into the music industry and experienced the highs and lows that came with it. Beautiful explores King’s rise to stardom as she writes the soundtrack to a generation!
Date: Fri, Nov 5 – Sun, Nov 7
Time: Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets from $77
Location: CIBC Theatre
More Info: theatreinchicago.com