Chicago is your kind of town. That's Chicago. Chicago, Chicago. Whichever way you say it, Chicago's got a lot in store for you this weekend - including a one week only run of CHICAGO at the Bank of America Theatre! We've got film fests, icy plunges, some hometown hockey and more in this Weekend Alert.
In town for just one week, Chicago opened Tuesday night at the Bank of America Theatre and will run throught Sunday. Chicago is the ultimate Broadway show: the universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz with one show-stopping song after another, and choreography that will have you hooked the entire show, and tapping your foot long after the closing number. Don't miss your chance to see one of the greats in Broadway, set right here in sweet home Chicago.
With showings at both Music Box Theatre and Gallery Theatre, the Chicago Irish Film Festival takes over this weekend with features, documentaries and shorts bring played through next Saturday. These Irish films are a representative selection of films, from up and coming Irish filmmakers to an Academy Award nominee all the films in this year's program are engaging, creative and inspiring. Get in touch with your Irish heritage before celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Chicago with the Irish Film Festival. For a full listing of films, click here.
Have you missed NHL Hockey the past few weeks? Fear not: the NHL Stadium Series is on Chicago's home turf this weekend! Watch the Blackhawks as they take on the Pittsburg Penguins at Soldier Field this Saturday March 1. Even though the game itself is sold out, find out where to enjoy the game and root for your Blackhawks on our earlier blog post.
Now in its 56th year as a Comapny, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates 10 days of full-length performances, including blends of ballet, modern dance, jazz and African dance techniques. Each performance includes audience favorites along with new repertoire, all taking place at the Auditorium Theater.
The chilly temperatures can't dampen the dedication of one of Chicago's most popular annual events: the Chicago Polar Plunge! Raising funds for the programs and athletes of Special Olympics Chicago, the Chicago Polar Plunge attracts over 2,000 participants each year - two of which this year you may know very well. Mayor Emanuel has encouraged The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to join him in the Chicago Polar Plunge! Let's show Jimmy Fallon that Chicago has his back. Tweet @JimmyFallon and encourage him to join our very own Mayor Emanuel for the Plunge! Use the hashtag #jimmyplungewithus and mention @ChooseChicago in your tweet!