Unhappy doodle boy in a warm jacket, scarf and coat walks through a blizzard and snowfall

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Getting Through Another Chicago Winter!

Unhappy doodle boy in a warm jacket, scarf and coat walks through a blizzard and snowfall

Now that the Holiday Season is behind us, it’s time for Chicagoans to get through another Chicago winter by attending weekend winter events that have been planned for us!  Here’s what’s scheduled for this weekend.

Is one of your New Year’s goals to travel more?  Well, it just so happens that the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Hall F) located at 5555 North River Road in Rosemont will be hosting the 19th annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show this weekend.  The event features four theaters on the show floor where you can learn the latest top travel tips, advice, and trends from travel experts across the globe at over 60 travel seminars; discover thousands of the newest vacation options from more than 250 of the top destinations, cruise lines, travel providers, and tour companies; and have access to major travel discounts, trip giveaways, and exclusive show-only deals.  Get ready to pack your bags and achieve your goal!

Is buying a boat one of your New Year’s goals?  Guess what?  The Discover® Boating Chicago Boat Show has sailed into McCormick Place South (2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.) in the South Loop this weekend to welcome both boat enthusiasts and newcomers to discover why life is better on the water.  This gigantic expo features a wide selection of the latest power boats, yachts, pontoons and more; an abundance of must-see attractions; and fun features for all ages that includes a paddle sports pool at the Discover Boating Beach Club, a new Bumper Boats pool, and more.  Remember, it’s never too early to explore and plan your next boating adventure for the upcoming summer season!

As we await Opening Day of our baseball season at the Friendly Confines, which is still a few months away, this weekend brings us the 37th Cubs Convention to the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk (301 E. North Water St.) in the Streeterville neighborhood.  As usual, this convention brings together the fans, players, legends, and the front office for a day filled with festivities and special experiences.  Your unforgettable winter weekend event includes panel discussions, player meet and greets, autograph sessions, interactive exhibits, Cubs Authentics auctions, Cubs Bingo – a fan-favorite, and much more.  Plus, if you’re a season ticket holder, there’s more exclusive experiences for you!

Are you a fan of scavenger hunts?  It just so happens that Watson Adventures will be hosting its Twisted Science Scavenger Hunt this Saturday (2 p.m.-4 p.m.) at the Museum of Science & Industry (57th St. and Lake Shore Dr.) in the Hyde Park neighborhood.  All that’s required is for you to follow some clever clues and answer some tricky, humorous questions.  You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to win.  You just need a set of sharp eyes and great teamwork as you explore many of the museum’s crazy, amazing, and amusing sights and facts!  Please note that advance ticket purchase is required.

It’s time again for the 2nd annual NA Day this Saturday at the Loft on Lake (1366 W. Lake St.) in the West Loop.  You ask, “What is NA Day?”  It’s Chicago’s Non-Alcoholic tasting event!  There will be two sessions:  12 p.m.-2 p.m. or 3 p.m.-5 p.m.  This event is mirrored after a traditional craft beer fair or wine festival where a wide variety of non-alcoholic beers, wines, and spirits will be showcased by big-name brands such as Ritual Zero Proof, Liquid Death, and others.  You know, Non-Alcoholic drinks are quickly becoming the latest growing sector of the beverage industry!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago