January is usually a slow month, reserved for recovering from the holidays. That doesn’t mean you have to stay at home. Thankfully there are amazing events happening that will get you out of your winter slump. Let’s use Martin Luther King weekend to reflect, learn, continue to create community. Here are some events and businesses you should support.
January 18th – February 23rd
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
If you are passionate about politics, history, and reproductive health rights than check out Roe at the Goodman Theater. It provides insight into the origins of the famous case and the women who made it possible. Go out and support this production before it closes on February 23rd.
Women & Children First
5233 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60640
Taking place in one of Chicago’s most feminist bookstores, Queer chefs will be cooking soup and will feature a live DJ. There will also be an opportunity to donate to a queer wellness organization. Get a book or connect with others in your community. It’s also a perfect way to stay warm this winter weekend.
January 16th – January 20th
If you’re an Illinois resident, take advantage of the free museum days this weekend in honor of Martin Luther King day. Follow the link to see the details.