Winter Tidings! We have the must-see events this season
WHAT // The Niche Lab January Classes
WHERE // The Niche Lab | 3328 W. North Avenue
WHEN // From paper marbling to taxidermy—and even sweet friendship bracelets—the Niche Lab is a place to explore your creative side with exciting crafts that are off the beaten path. We’re inspired just looking at the class offerings. And the hardest part? Picking your favorite to do.
MORE // Classes range from $25 to $200 | More info here
WHAT // Kiss Kiss Cabaret
WHERE // Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway Street
WHEN // Every Friday and Saturday night at 10PM
WHY // Billed as a “Wild, Weekly, Comedy and Burlesque Show,” the Kiss Kiss Cabaret doesn’t disappoint. The raucous review features a rotating cast of characters from magicians to acrobats, and our favorite: the Kiss Kiss Coquettes. And what’s even better? It’s a different show every performance.
MORE // Tickets $10—$40 | More info here
WHAT // Gotta Dance
WHERE // Bank of America Theater | 18 W. Monroe Street
WHEN // Now through Sunday, January 17th
WHY // From the director of Kinky Boots and On Your Feet comes another story of quick moves and tappy tunes. A crew of senior dancers try out for an opportunity to perform at a half-time show. The result? A story about taking life by the horns—no matter how old you are—and living your dreams.
MORE // Tickets start at $38 | More info here
WHAT // Chicago Restaurant Week
WHEN // Friday, January 22nd through Thursday, February 4th
WHY // Over 250 restaurants take part in this annual Chicago tradition—serving up delicious dishes at coveted tables for Chicago food lovers to easily experience a variety of cuisines. Check back here in early January for a list of participating restaurants.
MORE // Prix Fixe menus start at $22 (for lunch) and $33-$44 (for dinner) | More info here
WHAT // Nightcap: Grand Chef’s Gala Late Night Party
WHERE // Navy Pier | 600 E Grand Avenue
WHEN // Friday, January 29 | 9pm-12am
WHY // Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Nightcap–the lively after party following the 19th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Indulge in delectable desserts from Chicago top pastry chefs and crafted cocktails from the city’s trendsetting mixologists. Help support CFF’s search for a cure with raffles, a silent auction, open bar and live music.
MORE // Tickets $100 | More info here