Weekend 101: Feb. 15-17

Weekend 101: Things to Do Around Chicago Feb. 15-17

It’s almost time for the world premiere of Joffrey Ballet’s highly anticipated “Anna Karenina,” and don’t miss a new Evanston festival, a City Winery concert, the end of Chicago Theatre Week, and more.

Anna Karenina

Weekend 101 (Chicago): "Anna Karenina" at Joffrey Ballet
“Anna Karenina” at Joffrey Ballet: Victoria Jaiani and Alberto Velazquez (Photo by Cheryl Mann.)

Feb. 13-24

Based on Leo Tolstoy‘s novel, Joffrey Ballet, in collaboration with The Australian Ballet, presents the world premiere of this production choreographed by Yuri Possokhov with original score by Ilya Demutsky. (In honor of “Anna Karenina,” we wrote about five other ballets inspired by classic books.)

Evanston Hygge Fest

Weekend 101 (Chicago): Evanston Hygge Fest
Photo courtesy of Downtown Evanston.

Feb. 16-22

If you’d like a little more hygge in your life — a Danish concept, hygge is “a quality of coziness that makes a person feel content and comfortable” — visit downtown Evanston for a variety of events like candle making and flower arranging that will teach you more about hygge.

Kandace Springs

Weekend 101 (Chicago): Kandace Springs at City Winery
Photo courtesy of City Winery.

Feb. 17

Don’t miss singer-songwriter Kandace Springs, who performed with Prince for the 30th anniversary of “Purple Rain,” at City Winery this weekend.

Chicago Theatre Week

Weekend 101: "How to Catch Creation" at Goodman Theatre for Chicago Theatre Week
Jasmine Bracey (G.K. Marche) and Ayanna Bria Bakari (Natalie) in the world premiere of “How to Catch Creation” by Christina Anderson directed by Niegel Smith (Jan. 19 to Feb. 24, 2019). GoodmanTheatre.org/creation (Photo by Liz Lauren.)

Ends Feb. 17

Hurry, this is your last chance to see the hottest shows at theaters like Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, and Writers Theatre at a discounted price.

More Can’t-Miss Events:

Start Your Weekend Early:

  • If you still need plans for Valentine’s Day, the Chicago, Oak Brook, and Old Orchard locations of Roka Akor will offer a multi-course tasting menu with optional wine pairing on Feb. 14.

Looking Ahead:

  • Dine on some of Chicago’s best food during Savor Lincoln Park 2019, an indoor food festival on Feb. 20 that will also feature silent auction packages and the Fotio vintage photo booth.

Anna Carlson writes the weekly Weekend 101 column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine, and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital