5 Things to do this Weekend: January 20

Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Chicago Restaurant Week is BACK!

The best time of the year for foodies is here… Chicago Restaurant Week! Some old favorites and new-to-you spots feature special menus and surprises for you to try. From French cuisine at Lincoln Square’s Bistro Campagne to Spanish tapas at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, you can eat around the world and stay right here in Chicago. Check out the list of restaurants and their specials to start making reservations today. 
Date: Starts January 20 
Time: During Restaurant Hours 
Cost: Free  
Location: Throughout Chicago 
More info: choosechicago.com

See Over 100 Puppet Shows at Chicago Puppet Fest

The Chicago International Puppet Festival is back this year for 12 days of over 100 shows and events with artists from 10 different countries. Head to the opening night show and reception to see a puppet adaptation of Moby Dick and get to know the artists. There’s something for everyone at this festival, so check out their event calendar to buy a ticket to one of their many great shows. 
Date: Opens January 18 
Time: Varies by Performance 
Cost: Free to $100+ 
Location: Throughout Chicago 
More info: chicagopuppetfest.org

Cheers to Mimosa Fest!

Hubbard Inn is hosting Mimosa Fest this weekend for all the lovers of brunch cocktails across Chicago. Buy your ticket in advance to celebrate the mimosa with a live DJ and a specialty brunch menu. Bring the crew for a Sunday Funday to remember. 
Date: January 22 
Time: 11:30AM 
Cost: $14.99+ 
Location: Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard St 
More info: tixr.com

Chicago, the Musical, Comes to Chicago, the City

This long-running Broadway musical is on tour and heading to its namesake city… Chicago! This famous show (and Oscar-winning movie musical) is only in town for a couple weeks, so buy your ticket today to see Roxie Hart and her merry gang of jail mates in 1920s Chicago as they sing and dance their way through their court cases. 
Date: Closes on January 29 
Time: Varies by Performance 
Cost: $36.50+ 
Location: CIBC Theatre, 18 W Monroe St 
More info: ticketmaster.com 

Warm Up at a Winter Market

Edgewater’s Winter Bryn ‘Mawrket’ is running this weekend with deals, surprises, and shopping. Head to Bryn Mawr Ave to shop from a variety of local small businesses. This weekend, they have face painting for the kids, so bring the whole family. 
Date: January 20 – 22 
Time: Fri 3:00 – 7:00PM; Sat & Sun 1:00PM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: 1052 W Bryn Mawr, Edgewater 
More info: edgewater.org

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