Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago this Week

Free Museum Days Left in February

Adler Planetarium

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605;

February 26-28

Museum of Science and Industry

 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637

February 25–28

The Field Museum

 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

February until the 28th

Shedd Aquarium

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Every weekday in February 

*Available for Illinois residents 

Kumiko in Chicago

This Week’s Featured Chicago Happy Hour: The Omakase Experience at Bar Kumiko

When: Wednesday – Sunday

Where: Kumiko, 630 W Lake St., Chicago, IL; 312-285-2912
Why: An expression of elegance, commitment, and passion, Kumiko is a cocktail bar unlike any other. Outfitted in mid-century furniture and subtle woods, this West Loop spot looks to Japan, where cocktail maven Julia Momose grew up. Reservations are required for the Omakase experience at the bar. The 5 course bartender and chef’s choice menu is offered for $130, with two seatings at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

More infoBar Kumiko

5 Things to do in Chicago this Week

In the Tropics: The Orchid Show (and Orchids After Hours)

When: Until March 24th; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; (Orchids After Hours: Thursdays 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
What: This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches, and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. You’ll get a feel for the radiance of blooms under sunlit palm trees and in forest canopies teeming with color and life. Picture more than 10,000 orchids in bloom, paired with sweeps of bromeliads and birds of paradise—lush, vibrant, intoxicating.

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WNDR Museum
When: NEW! March dates announced

Where: 1130 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Why: Loving the wave of Instagram-friendly museums popping up throughout the country? Don’t miss Wndr Museum! Featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, WNDR museum invites you to explore a new genre of immersive experience.

March dates just announced — the last chance for Chicago to see Chapter 1 before Chapter 2, titled Tangible/Intangible, is created.

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Ice Skating at Maggie Daley Park
When: Until March 10th
Where: 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Why: In the heart of downtown Chicago, with the City’s skyline as a backdrop, a ribbon of ice winds through a rolling landscape providing an ice skating experience unlike any other. The skating ribbon is dramatically different from typical civic ice rinks, creating a multisensory activity that is integrated into the landscape.

More infoMaggie Daley Park


KODO: One Earth Tour 2019
When: Thursday, February 28th

Where: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604

What: Japanese taiko-drumming troupe Kodo returns to Symphony Center for a dramatic performance full of pulsing rhythms, athletic virtuosity and stirring passion. “Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world” (The New York Times).

More info: CSO


Chicago Polar Plunch
When: Sunday, March 3rd
Where: North Avenue Beach
Why: Be #FREEZINFORAREASON and jump in the lake for the 7,500+ Special Olympics Chicago athletes.

More info: Chicago Polar Plunge