With the holidays over and the new year just beginning, it’s back to our regular routines. While it’s cold, you don’t have to stop having fun. There are events taking place all over the city and thankfully, they’re indoors. Make this weekend about supporting some local Chicago institutions and events. Don’t compromise comfort and leave the no pants subway party for others to enjoy.
Parson’s Chicken and Fish Pop-up
January 7th – February 1st
Chicago Athletic Association – 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Whether you’re new Chicago or a local, Parson’s is universally loved. And there’s nothing better than sitting on their patios in the summer. Head over to their pop-up this month and relive some of the good times we aren’t likely to see until May. You’ll get to enjoy their amazing food on patio tables at the Chicago Athletic Association. Stay for the food and stick around for the live music they’ll feature throughout the month.
January 10th @ 7:30PM
Harris Theater – 205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Maybe you’re into politics. NPR will be hosting and recording a podcast live at the Harris Theater. They will discuss our current political climate and answer audience questions. This is a great and exciting way to be informed.
Stony Island Arts Bank Public Tour
January 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Stony Island Arts Bank – 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
If you’re into architecture and history then head over to the Stony Island Arts Bank. It was recently restored by the local artist Theaster Gates. It’s a unique and beautiful space, part gallery, media archive, library, and community center. The Art Bank holds free public tours on Sundays so be sure to check it out and be inspired.
Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and ’40s
Open until January 21st
Chicago History Museum – 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Everyone should visit the Chicago History Museum at least once. Apart from being situated in a beautiful neighborhood, they have amazing shows happening all the time. “Silver Screen to Mainstream” is the latest and its devoted to the glamorous fashion of the 30s and 40s. If you’re looking to be transported to another era than head over before it closes.