It’s bad enough that we’re dealing with a pandemic, but now Mother Nature is in on it too with her overabundance of snow! Well, here are some recommendations for keeping you and your family entertained this weekend as we’re pretty much snowed in!!

How about taking a Guided Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu to bring some color and warmth into your life? This Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., live virtual guides will take you to the center of the Andes Mountains in Peru to explore the famous Incan citadel known as Machu Picchu. You will be taken through the history of this 15th-century magnificent area, learn the mysteries of this ancient civilization, explore the grounds as they appear today, and tour the surrounding area and landscape as you hike up to Machu Picchu!

Linda Simpson (drag personality) presents her action-packed virtual version of everyone’s favorite game of chance, Linda Loves Virtual Bingo. Register to play this Saturday or for future games (up to six weeks in advance) with weekly registration ending at 2 p.m. CST on game day. Virtual Bingo will begin at 6:45 p.m., and games start at 7 p.m. Games are mostly PG but might not be appropriate for all children. Glamorous spokesmodels, laughs, thrills, and incredible prizes are what await you for this new Zoom sensation!

Jassac Charitable Foundation, Inc. will host a virtual fundraiser, Mardi Gras Windy City Style, this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join in and help support this worthy cause as they bring you a taste of New Orleans’ French Quarter Windy City Style while enjoying the music experience of DJ Vince Adams! Don’t forget to don your finest Mardi Gras attire!!

Interested in a classic horror radio experience? Beginning this Sunday through March 20th, check out The Cabinet, which is an inside-out adaptation of the classic expressionist film of Dr. Caligari. It’s a living nightmare told from the viewpoint of Cesare, Dr. Caligari’s murderous somnambulist who takes you into a society on the edge of collapse, filled with murder and fear! The only pressing question to ask yourself is, when death stalks the village, is it better to sleep or to wake? Hope you choose the right answer!!

As we near the end of celebrating Black History Month, Lettuce Entertain You is celebrating with a special virtual event that brings together the rich history and flavors of Black and African American cuisines with – Celebrating Black Cuisine through Culinary Collaboration this Saturday (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Join Chef/Partner Mychael Bonner as he welcomes Chef Lucie “Lulu” Ugebor, who will teach participants about the flavors of West African cuisine and fusing them into Chef Mychael’s Classic Roasted Chicken. As you are guided through a live cooking demo, you will also learn about the chefs’ culinary journeys and the influence of their families’ heritage on their cooking! It’s free to register, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your ticket today!!

Black History Online Game Night will be focused on Black History facts, knowledge, and trivia held this Sunday and next Sunday at 7 p.m. This Sunday will focus on sports and entertainment and the Black people who paved the way and blazed trails in athletics, acting, popular culture, and music. Next Sunday is their “Bonus” day focusing on a variety of topics along with a few surprises. These game nights are intended for the whole family where there will be questions to answer, trivia to consider, presentations to watch, and prizes to win!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago