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!
As You Wish… in Concert!
Join Princess Buttercup, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with an amazing performance of the orchestra playing The Princess Bride score live while you watch the film. This can’t-miss night out is for lovers of the book or movie, as well as music fans. Be transported to a fairy tale land while you ignore your Thanksgiving clean-up.
Date: November 25-27
Time: Fri and Sat 7:30PM; Sun 3:00PM
Location: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall, 220 S Michigan Ave
More info: cso.org
Fun-O-Rama with Mold-O-Rama
The Museum of Science & Industry is featuring an incredible exhibit about that classic road-trip, retro machine… the Mold-O-Rama! These machines are found all over the country, and they print tiny plastic novelties. This exhibit explains the how & why behind these machines, and your family can bring home some souvenirs of their own at the end!
Date: Ongoing Exhibit
Time: 9:30AM – 4:00PM
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr
More info: msichicago.org
You’ll Love This Hannukah Bar a Whole Latke
As Adam Sandler once sang, “Hanukkah is the festival of lights; instead of one night of presents, we get eight crazy nights,” and we finally have a bar to celebrate that! Check out the Hanukkah pop-up bar in Wrigleyville with drinks like the Mazel Tov and Menorah Margarita. You can try some matzo ball soup and get your gelt on!
Date: Open through December
Time: 5:00PM to close
Location: Wrigleyville, 3441 N Sheffield Ave
More info: 8crazynightschicago.com
Light Up the Lake
Chicagoland’s largest indoor holiday light display is back at Navy Pier to illuminate Downtown Chicago. You’ll find interactive displays, a skating rink, and a visit with Santa! You can even take a ride on the Centennial Wheel for a bird‘s-eye view of the winter wonderland below you. With new activities and old favorites, there’s something for everyone at Light Up the Lake.
Date: Opens November 25
Time: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave
More info: navypier.org
Join Some Reindeer Games at the Reindeer Room!
The Tack Room is bringing back their Reindeer Room this year, with live music, twinkling lights, and flowing cocktails. This Pilsen-favorite has an incredible menu and some stellar pianists to entertain you all night long. Bring a date or your friends for an adult holiday evening to remember.
Date: Opens November 25
Time: 7:00PM – 1:00AM
Location: Tack Room Chicago, 1227 W 18th St
More info: tackroomchicago.com