If you're not catching the final weekend of the 13th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival (or just challenge yourself to have multiple awesome plans), Chicago's got a lot on its plate for you. From music festival to major boat convention, and from late night learning at the Adler to musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., we've got a full schedule for you. Stay tuned tomorrow to learn more about how and where to celebrate MLK Day around Chicago on Monday. Happy Weekend-ing!
You've got your work cut out for you: see 20 concerts in 5 days at 6 different venues. And not just any concerts; we're talking one-of-a-kind local and national indie musical acts. One of the most beloved indie music festivals in the Midwest, Tomorrow Never Knows is put on by local venues Lincoln Hall and Schubas Tavern to give you one heck of a mid-winter's music festival. Check out what Chicago Like A Local blogger Katie Karpowicz's guide to five concerts you can't miss this weekend at TNK.
And so it begins. On the third Thursday of every month, Adler Planetarium keeps its doors open late for all 21+ Chicagoans to redo the whole "fieldtrip to the planetarium" thing - but with a cocktail or two. This month's theme? Lunatics. Check out a one-night-only sky show Gotcha! that explores classic scientific hoaxes, jump in on some Moon Pie Trivia,grab some photobooth pictures and exhibit explorations in between and cap off the night with some lunar antics from ComedySportz! That's a pretty solid Thursday night.
The Chicago Boat, Sports and RV Show is really the best of both worlds: enjoying the great outdoors indoors! With admission at only $12 for adults and free for kids 15 and younger, this show features hundreds of boats and latest model RVs, gear for fishing and boating and seminars, contests and giveaways galore. Enjoy this family-friendly show through Monday, and did we mention? Your ticket purchase includes a one year subscription to Yachting, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, TransWorld Snowboarding or Ski. It's a win-win.
Now in its 9th year, Too Hot To Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah will be performing at the Auditorium Theatre this Saturday and Sunday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This unique performance is comprised of more than 200 musicians alongside Alfreda Burke, Rodrick Dixon, Karen Marie Richardson, and city-wide choir Too Hot to Handel. Start your MLK weekend on the right note with this celebratory concert!
Celebrating the universal lessons of Dr. King with music from the American South to the African plains, Chicago Sinfonietta performs its Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday night at 7:30PM at Symphony Center. This year's special guests include Nicole Cash, the Roosevelt University Choir, and Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir. While not technically on the weekend, this concert is well worth the Monday evening trek out! For more chances to celebrate MLK Day in Chicago, check out our Events Calendar for Monday January 20.