5 Things to Do: Jan. 12-14

This weekend, see a show and make a difference for fellow Chicagoans, explore two new exhibits, and more. Plus, we’ll look ahead to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enchanted Railroad Opens Jan. 13 Lisle The Morton Arboretum’s miniature model railroad exhibit opens this weekend with a two-level display of 10 model trains your kiddos will love. […]

5 Things to Do: Jan. 5-7

Hello, 2018! Kick off the new year (and get out of the cold!) by learning new skills, exploring a local museum, and seeing Steppenwolf’s latest play before it closes. Old Town School of Folk Music’s New Year Kickoff Jan. 3-6 Chicago Did you resolve to try something new this year? Then head out to Old […]

5 Things to Do: Dec. 29-31

This is it — the final weekend of 2017. Make the most of it with educational programming at Adler Planetarium and a special sensory-friendly performance of “A Christmas Carol” at Goodman Theatre. Then, say hello to 2018 with New Year’s Eve events in Rosemont, Evanston, and Chicago. Adler Planetarium Pop-Up Programs Dec. 26-30 Chicago For […]

5 Things to Do: Dec. 22-24

Whether you’re finishing up your holiday shopping or want to entertain out-of-town guests (or kiddos on winter break), here are five can’t-miss events around Chicago and the North Shore this weekend. Winter Carnival Begins Dec. 22 Glenview The Glenview Ice Center will host its 17th annual Winter Carnival through Jan. 7, 2018. Events include the […]

5 Things to Do: Dec. 15-17

As December rolls along, enjoy holiday fun at Chicago French Market, Northbrook Court, and Gorton Community Center. Plus, skate with Santa in your best “Star Wars” gear at Westfield Old Orchard and explore seasonal masterpieces at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago. Jinglefest Dec. 16 Chicago Visit Chicago French Market for cookie decorating, photos with Santa, a Santa […]

5 Things to Do: Dec. 8-10

This weekend, continue your holiday shopping at the One of a Kind Holiday Show and Brushwood Center Holiday Art Market and Open House. Or, take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season with a new Medieval Times show, a holiday festival in Skokie, or a concert in Highland Park. One of a […]

5 Things to Do: Dec. 1-3

Kick off December with annual holiday events like Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” and Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo. Plus, don’t miss concerts by Northbrook Symphony and Old Town School of Folk Music, and tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. “The Nutcracker” Begins Dec. 1 Chicago The holiday season in Chicago isn’t complete without Joffrey Ballet’s […]

5 Things to Do: Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

Before you dig in to those Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend, keep the holiday fun going with annual events at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Plus, shop local on Saturday and enjoy a dance party (complete with indoor snow) with your kiddos. 26th Annual Wreathing of the Lions Nov. 24 […]

5 Things to Do: Nov. 17-19

This weekend marks the beginning of annual holiday favorites like Illumination at The Morton Arboretum and “A Christmas Carol” at Goodman Theatre. Plus, don’t miss the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, a brand new production from Cirque du Soleil, and a new exhibit at the American Writers Museum. “Crystal by Cirque du Soleil” Nov. 16-19 Hoffman […]

5 Things to Do: Nov. 10-12

This weekend, Chicago History Museum will open a brand new exhibit about race and racism as Auditorium Theatre celebrates 50 years with a celebration of dance. Plus, cheer on the Bears at a chili cook-off, sip wines from around the world, and go green with the entire family. America Recycles Day Celebration Nov. 11 Glenview This family […]