Free Museum Days Left in February
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605;
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
February until the 28th
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Every weekday in February
*Available for Illinois residents
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 info: Bar 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.
More info: Chicago Botanic
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.
More info: WNDR Museum
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 info: Maggie 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