WHAT's UP? you ask . . plenty!
Fall is here and the holidays are approaching, which gives us a whole vibe and level of anticipation around here . . . There's still a ton to do - the only difference - coats! And guess what - We're smack dab in. the middle of it all! Feel free to peruse are TO DO list, this is just a small fraction, so consider it a highlight real of FUN!
Chicago Museums are some of the best in the world, and throughout the month of January several offer Free Museum Days for Illinois residents. Check out dates and times and get ready to be bowled over with all that science, art and history!
NOW - MARCHChicago is known as a theatre town year round, but this winter two big Broadway shows return to the Chicago stage - Le Miz, and Cats return along with new comer, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Check out these and all the other shows here!
NOW - MarchIf you love cold steel on ice,it's on!! Find yourself at one of Chicago's premiere ice-skating experiences! Skating at he Maggie Daley Ribbon is open for those interested in skating on something more than a circle, (tickets at the link). And Millennium Park ice skating offers drop-dead gorgeous view of the city. Check it out!
NOW - APRIL 30The New York Times called it "boozing rowdiness and debauchery", Time Out said "A live-action ‘Drunk History', and Slate said "The best thing to ever happen to the theatre" . . . Who are we to argue? Get to Drunk Shakespeare because it sounds like BIG FUN!! It's at the Lion Theatre.
NOW - April '23Cabaret ZaZou's premier production, Luminaire, takes immersive entertainment to a whole new level of artistry. Featuring the talented international cirque performers, it is hilarious, and will have you talking about it long after it's gone.
NOW - APRILIf you're into squeaky sneakers and cold steal . . . check out the United Center for all Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks action. There's never a dull moment at these games . . . because the fans are FANatic!
FEB 11 - FEB 20
If you're a live theatre buff, Chicago Theatre Week is for you . . . See bucket list shows for bucket list prices .. . but you better hurry . .. they sell out FAST!
FEB 16 - FEB 26
Make a big splash in 2023 by joining the Chicago Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics and the Special Children's Charities . . . Sure, you could just Venmo the funds, but where's the fun in that? Take the plunge into a freezing Lake Michigan and show us what you're made of!
MARCH 8 - March 12Are you into squeaky sneakers on wood? If so, head down to the United Center and check out the NCAA Big Ten Basketball Tournament - They dribble, they shoot, the SCORE! Chfck it out!
TAKE A CULTURE TRIP!Some of Chicago's greatest cultural institutions are now welcoming back visitors! HOORAY! Of course, visitors can once again enjoy the plethora of cultural experiences that Chicago has to offer. Of course Chicago has a wealth of cultural experiences just waiting for you. Check out some of Chicago's world famous museums like the Field Museum, Shed Aquarium, Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art. Or let your imagination run wild at the Wndr Museum and the all new Museum of Ice Cream. Spectacular!!
CHICAGO IS A SPORTS TOWN!Fall and winter are an exciting time for sports in Chicago with four major teams to follow, root for and "fantasize" about . . . Get it? Fantasy football . . . anyway, check out the local schedules then get to a game or a local pub - They;'re equally exciting for any sporting event! The Chicago Bears are in mid-season but if you love cold steel on ice, check out the BlackHawks! Love you some B-Ball - check the Bulls and Chicago Sky.
TURN IT UP!If you love music, there's nothing better than LIVE Music in Chicago! Chicago's stages are open and bands are scheduled to rock your world! Check out some of our favorite venues like Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Thalia Hall, The Metro, The Vic, The Green Mill, and tons more!
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
The famed Chicago Architecture Tour is ready to guide you on an epic journey of discovery . . . Truly! You'll see some beautiful sites, enjoy a cocktail, and a "cool" river breeze in the heart of Chicago. Other Riverboat cruises are available too, check out Shoreline, Wendella, Mercury, and a ton more!
We're so lucky that Chicago has some of the best city parks and outdoor spaces in the World, and now is a great time to appreciate them in all of their splendor! Take a stroll through Millennium Park and The Bean, Grant Park, or Lincoln Park and see the dramatic backdrop of the city behind them. Or check out the Chicago Riverwalk and enjoy some outstanding public art and sculptures, eat, drink, and listen to live music! Feeling robustly athletic? Get yourself to the Lakefront Trail with a rented divvy or your own two feet! And if you're an animal lover, the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo are waiting to give you a warm welcome.