5 Things to Do: January 30-February 1

This weekend’s main event is a certain football game. (Maybe you’ve heard a little something about “Deflategate”?) Fortunately for you, Make It Better has you covered. Whether you’ve decided to invite friends over to watch or plan to cheer at a crowded bar, we created the perfect Super Bowl menu and picked the best restaurants to visit for the game.

Of course, there is more going on around town. Kids will love the opportunity to meet a best-selling author, as well as the chance to explore the great outdoors. And if eating delicious food is your favorite way to enjoy the weekend, the best two weeks in Chicago are here!

Author Adam Gidwitz at The Book Stall

Jan. 30

Adam Gidwitz, author of the best-selling “A Tale Dark and Grimm,” “In A Glass Grimmly” and “The Grim Conclusion,” is one of The Book Stall’s most popular guests, so don’t miss your opportunity to meet him.

Chicago Restaurant Week

Photo by Zoe Dove Many for City Winery.

Begins Jan. 30

The tastiest two weeks in Chicago are here! No matter what type of food you prefer, you’ll be able to find something delicious—more than 250 restaurants are participating this year. If there’s a restaurant you’ve been dying to try, now’s the time!

Weekend Family Class: Winter Explorers

Photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden.

Jan. 31

Winter temps shouldn’t force you to stay inside. Instead, bundle up and learn more about the plants and animals that survive outside during these cold months.

Giordano Dance Chicago

Photo by Gorman Cook.

Jan. 31

This dance company will hit the Auditorium Theatre stage with pieces like “Moving Sidewalks,” a look at the industrial landscape of the Pilsen neighborhood, and “Shirt Off My Back,” starring Broadway’s Ray Mercer.

Super Bowl XLIX

Feb. 1

This Sunday is all about the NFL’s biggest game. Whether you’re cheering on the Patriots, Seahawks or Katy Perry (or just hoping for a few good commercials), make sure you’re dressed to impress and ready to feed your guests. Or, grab a table at one of our picks for best place to watch the game.

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