While it’s beginning to feel like spring will never arrive, that’s no reason to stay inside and mope! It’s time to get out and enjoy all the fun Chicago has to offer- despite the cold!
Kick your weekend off with some smart fun for the kids! The Chicago Architecture Foundation (224 S. Michigan Ave.) is hosting Engineering Fest from 10 am to 3 pm this Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25. Geared towards kiddos age 5-12, this event will explore Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. Your kids will meet an engineer, visit the engineering lab, take a photo in a skyscraper-themed photo booth, go on a self-guided tour, take the design challenge, and learn how to “read” a building. The event is free. Find more information on their website!
Take your kiddos to get a crash course in bioarchaeology at “All Bones About It” this Saturday February 24 at the Oriental Institute Museum. The event is for kids aged 5-12 and will take place from 1-3 pm on Saturday. The event description says, “Think skeletons are just for Halloween? The bones inside you would disagree! What’s more, written on your own bones is the story of the physical activities you take part in and the food you eat.” Prior registration is required, which you can do here. General admission is $14 and members are $10 (includes one child and one adult ticket). For GA, each additional entrant is $7. For members, each additional entrant is $5.
This one’s not just for the kiddos! Come out and enjoy “Fire and Ice” at Maggie Daley Park this Saturday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring your own ice skates (or rent them at the fieldhouse) and join in an exciting evening of fire and ice activities! There will be frozen art activities, like ice painting and crafts, snow cones, fire pits, s’mores, and a performance by Full Moon Drumming. The event is free, but you can register online in advance if you wish.
Get your chow on with the Chow Chow Chinatown Tour! The tour begins at 12 pm and takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. The tour lasts 3.5 hours and runs at a comfortable pace, so it may run a little longer. Tours take place rain or shine and visitors should wear comfortable walking shoes. You’ll walk the vibrant streets of Chicago’s famous Chinatown, while eating some of the most divine foods the neighborhood has to offer. The guided tour visits several locations that include many sit-down food stops. Between foods, the tour also visits cultural and historical landmarks. The tour includes Oriental Boutique gift shop snacks, a Buddhist temple, authentic Hong Kong style Dim Sum, a traditional Chinese snack shop, a visit to Ping Tom Park, the Chinese Zodiac Square, Beijing Peking duck, Chinatown Supermarket, and Chinese tea. Book your tickets now!
If you’re hankering for more tasty Chicago food, you’ve got to explore Andersonville Restaurant Week! 24 of Andersonville’s finest restaurants are participating from February 23 to March 4. They’ll offer at least one menu option priced at either $10, $20, or $30 per person. Restaurants will be serving up breakfast, brunch, drinks, and lunch, as well as dinner options. Participating restaurants include Anteprima, Big Jones, Dollop Diner, First Slice Pie Cafe, Hopleaf, Lady Gregory’s, Vincent, and more. See the full list here!
How are YOU going to find the FUN in February this weekend??
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO