Winter Wonderland! We have the must-see events this season!
WHAT // Flee the Frost by Mr. + Mrs. Smith
WHERE // Miami, Florida
WHEN // Book travel by Tuesday, March 31
WHY // We’re in love with Mr. + Mrs. Smith for travel inspiration and finding the perfect hotel. And now they’re giving frost bitten Chicagoans a sunny break–finally! Flee the Frost features three beachy hotel stays with American Airlines flights to Miami. And to help us thaw out, this special package deal drops in price as the temperature drops in Chicago—the colder the air, the better the fare!
MORE // More info here
WHAT // Windy City Brewhaha
WHERE // Lacuna Artist Lofts | 2150 S Canalport Avenue
WHEN // Saturday, March 7th | 1-4pm & 6-9pm
WHY // Brewhaha is an epic celebration of beer, and an opportunity to ditch the cabin fever to taste and sample the best brewers in the Chicagoland area. Get schooled in beer history, brew knowledge and expand your palate with over 20 breweries on tap. So come celebrate the history and future of beer with classic tastes and new brews.
MORE // Tickets $45 | More info here
WHAT // CHIditarod Shopping Cart Race
WHERE // West Town, Ukrainian Village & Wicker Park area (list of checkpoints here)
WHEN // Saturday, March 7th | 12:30pm
WHY // A glorious spoof on the Alaskan Iditarod, don’t miss this Chicago-centric spectacle! Instead of sleds and dogs, you’ll see shopping carts and a team of five humans, all in costumes they have designed for themselves and their cart. Part charity food drive, part beauty pageant, part bar crawl, all costumed shopping cart race.
MORE // Free to watch (Registration closed to participate) | More info here
WHAT // Andersonville Winter Market
WHERE // Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark Street
WHEN // Sunday, March 15th | 11am-2pm
WHY // We’re dreaming of Springtime greenery and farmers markets, and Andersonville is helping us satisfy our craving with their indoor winter farmers market. With a mix of produce and bakery vendors, grab some items off of your shopping list for a farm-to-table feast—and remember Spring is around the corner!
MORE // Free | More info here
WHAT // Broadway Chicago Presents First Wives Club the Musical
WHERE // Oriental Theatre | 24 W Randolph Street
WHEN // February 17th – March 29th
WHY // Based on the bestselling novel, rally your friends together for a hilarious performance about friendship and strength at First Wives Club. Forget Goldie, forget Bette—new and original songs by Motown legends empower these female characters in a story about settling the score with the men that did them wrong. Perfect for the anti-valentine within all of us.
MORE // Tickets start at $30 | More info here
WHAT // The Book of Merman
WHERE // Mary’s Attic | 5400 N Clark Street
WHEN // Through February 15th
WHY // Pride Films and Plays welcomes a new dazzling musical comedy by award-winning playwright Leo Schwartz. When two Mormons ring a doorbell marked E.M. in a small town, they have no idea that a certain Ethel will open the door. The Book of Merman will catapult you to places you didn’t know you wanted to go. A must-see for Chicago theatre lovers!
MORE // Tickets $5-$30 | More info here