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!
Brew Up Some Fun at Chicago Beer Fest
Calling all beer aficionados! This weekend The Field Museum is being taken over by 65+ breweries that will provide you with a taste of their best fall beers. In addition, attendees will have access to a select number of the museum’s exhibits.
Date: Sat, Oct 9
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost: Early admission $65, General admission $50
Location: Chicago Field Museum
More Info: thechicagobeerfestival.com
Channel Your Inner Sommelier at the Lincoln Park Wine Fest
Wine enthusiasts will flock to Jonquil Park this weekend to take part in Lincoln Park Wine Fest, which benefits the Wrightwood Neighbors Association. Sample dozens of brands and explore the products, services, and expertise of the vendors.
Date: Fri, Oct 8 – Sat, Oct 9
Time: Fri, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Sat, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Cost: General admission $40 in advance, $50 at the door. VIP admission $65.
Location: Jonquil Park
More Info: chicagoevents.com
Light Up the Night at the Neon and Light Museum
Witness the brilliant lights of over seventy professional neon and light-based artists this weekend! This immersive exhibition features breathtaking sculptures and interactive light shows that everyone can appreciate including Breathe, a 14-foot-tall perspective-based neon sculpture that changes depending on where you view it from.
Date: Thurs, Sep 9 – Sun, Oct 31
Time: Thurs and Fri 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $40
Location: 325 W Huron St
Learn More About Chicago’s History at Through the Flames and Beyond
Prepare to be riveted by an amazing story of history and wonder during one of Chicago’s greatest moments of adversity – the Great Chicago Fire. Gather around the Newberry Library for the 19th-century-style magic lantern show that will tell the story of the unlikely survival of the house of Mahlon D. Ogden.
Date: Fri, Oct 8
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Location: Newberry Library
More Info: newberry.org
Experience Music Revival with Searching for Sugar Man
Searching for Sugar Man will take you on a journey of intrigue and discovery as two South African mega-fans of American musician, Sixto Rodriguez, go on an international journey to uncover what happened to Rodriguez, who’s musical career ended abruptly. What they find is fascinating!
More Info: watchdocumentaries.com