5 Things to do this Weekend: Oct 23 – Oct 25

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

Learn the science behind an everyday staple

Ever wonder what goes into crafting the perfect cup of coffee? Learn from the experts at this virtual coffee masterclass, where you’ll explore the science that is behind the drink that fuels your day!

Date: Fri Oct 23 – Sun Oct 25
Time: See website for schedule
Cost: $13
More Info: airbnb.com

Experience new cultures

Learn about the traditions behind Día de los Muertos at this hands-on virtual workshop. A beautiful celebration of life and family, you’ll be able to design your very own calaveras—or sugar skull—with the guidance of some amazing local artisans.

Date: Sat Oct 24
Time: 3:30pm
Cost: $15 – $25
More Info: sugarskullworkshop.com

Plan a night at the symphony

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has found new, innovative ways to bring their stunning shows to life—all online! This kickoff event to their latest season brings an evening of moving melodies directly to you at home.

Date: Sat Oct 24
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free
More Info: ipomusic.org

Celebrate the arts

A compelling new work from award-winning choreographer Rena Butler of Hubbard Street Dance, A Tale of Two explores the hopes and dreams of youth. You won’t want to miss this powerful depiction of life in the Windy City.

Date: Sat Oct 24 – Sun Oct 25
Time: See website for schedule
Cost: Free
More Info: hubbardstreetdance.com

Explore environmental issues

Hosted by the Garfield Park Conservatory, this virtual screening of the documentary UseLess examines the social and environmental issues around food and fashion waste. Learn more about these pressing issues from the experts themselves this weekend.

Date: Sun Oct 25
Time:
3pm
Cost:
Free
More Info: uselessdocumentary.com