Things to do in Chicago this weekend

Want to know what’s happening this weekend in Chicago? Look no further. There’s a whole calendar of exciting events, exhibits, and activities taking place all over the city this month in Chicago.

This weekend, don’t miss the beginning of Chicago Restaurant Week, plus cool concerts, jaw-dropping art exhibits, exciting comedy acts, live theatre, and so much more.

Check out just a few of the top things to do this weekend in Chicago, Jan. 20 – 22, 2023. Please note that all events are subject to change.

Jan 20 – Feb 5

Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is a 17-day celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene. The 16th annual event brings together hundreds of the city’s top restaurants,…

Friday January 20, 2023 — Sunday February 5, 2023


Polar Adventure Days

The free Polar Adventure Days return to the Chicago lakefront, with husky sled teams, snowshoeing, winter crafts, and more at Northerly Island.

Saturday January 21, 2023

Northerly Island

Jan. 20 – 22

The 5th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

The 5th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is the largest of its kind in North America and will return January 18-29, 2023 at venues large…

Tuesday January 24, 2023 — Sunday January 29, 2023


WNDR After Dark: Invade the WNDRcade

WNDR Museum invites guests to start the new year with a jump back in time at the nostalgic WNDR After Dark: Invade the WNDRcade on…

Saturday January 21, 2023

wndr museum
1130 W Monroe St.


Taylor Tomlinson – Have It All Tour

Comedian Taylor Tomlinson is bringing her brand-new Have It All Tour to The Chicago Theatre January 21-22, 2023.

Sunday January 22, 2023

The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State


Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is honored to host a special presentation of  Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret – a touring production championed by the Gary Sinise Foundation.…

Saturday January 21, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.

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