Wondering what to do in Chicago this weekend? Not to worry, we have you covered! Check out some of our favorite to-do’s below!
Celebrating breweries on the Northwest Side of Chicago, this two-virtual event includes free tours and tasting lead by local brewers. Sign up for tours of Alarmist, Old Irving, Twisted Hippo, Eris and Lake Effect via Zoom, or attend a coffee brewing workshop lead by Brü Coffeeworks and a cocktail class from the folks at Bokeh. If you want to taste some beer, you can order a sampler six-pack until February 27 and pick it up from Eris Brewery and Cider House. Check out the Northwest Brewfest website for a complete schedule of events.
Step inside of Starry Night and The Bedroom in Arles with the help of more than 75 digital projectors in this high-tech exhibition that explores the work of Vincent Van Gogh. Designed by the Italian creative team that worked on the “Atelier des Lumières” exhibitions in Paris, “Immersive Van Gogh” covers 35-foot walls with animated versions of the Dutch painters work, accompanied by a score that blends electronic and classical compositions. The exhibition takes up residence in the Germania Club Building in Old Town, which will go by the name Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago and host additional interactive art exhibitions in the coming years.
Eighth Blackbird’s Chicago Artists Workshop program presents a streaming show featuring puppeteer Tom Lee, performing a Lunar New Year zodiac tale. Lee will use shadow puppet animals inspired by Asian languages and pictograms during this all-ages show, looking back on his memories of Lunar New year celebrations when he was growing up in Hawaii.
Austin, Texas rocker Mobley stages an edition of his virtual Devil In A Daydream tour that will partially benefit Wicker Park venue Subterranean. His headlining set will feature footage that he’s recorded in venues and more natural settings, exploring material from his recent album, Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme. Supporting acts for his Chicago-centric show include Michigander, Jennifer Hall and Ryan Argast of Marina City. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the DAWA Fund.
The home of Chicago’s only Infinity Mirror Room (created by Japanese Yayoi Kusama) is open to the public once again, presenting a new collection of one-of-a-kind art installations alongside some old favorites. New additions to WNDR Museum include a multi-sensory experience from S̶A̶N̶T̶IA̶G̶O̶X that uses artificial intelligence, sounds, visuals and scents, as well as an installation called I Heard There Was a Secret Chord that allows guests to become part of an evolving virtual choir.
Like many galleries and museums, WNDR will be open at a limited capacity, with temperature checks, hand
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