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 great dining deals during Chicago Restaurant Week, colorful Lunar New Year celebrations, 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. 27 – 29, 2023. Please note that all events are subject to change.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan29
Lunar New Year Celebration

Chinatown Parade Chinese New Year falls on Sunday, January 22, 2023 (Year of the Rabbit, 4721), and the Lunar New Year parade will place on Sunday, January 29,…

Sunday January 29, 2023
24th Street and Wentworth Avenue
Lunar New Year in Uptown
Jan28
Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

Uptown will continue its annual tradition going back 40+ years of hosting its Lunar New Year Parade, featuring 20+ local community groups, cultural institutions, dancers, and performers!

Saturday January 28, 2023

Argyle & Winthrop

Chicago Restaurant Week
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
Citywide
Chinatown Dining
Jan28
Annual Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner

Celebrate the Year of Rabbit at the 17th annual Chinese New Year dumpling-making dinner. There will be storytelling, lion dances, dumpling making, and a sumptuous dinner.

Saturday January 28, 2023

Hing Kee Restaurant, 2nd Floor
2140 South Archer Avenue Chicago

Lunar New Year at Navy Pier
Jan28
Navy Pier Global Connections: Lunar New Year

Enjoy performing artists from throughout Chicagoland’s Asian community keeping Chinese culture alive at this free Navy Pier event.

Saturday January 28, 2023

Navy Pier

Wuthering Heights
Jan. 27 – 29
Wuthering Heights

Groundbreaking theatermaker Emma Rice returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater with an exuberant reimagining of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. Live music, dance, puppetry, and…

Thursday February 16, 2023
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
The 5th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
Jan. 27 – 29
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…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Sunday January 29, 2023
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Jan. 27 – 29
the ripple, the wave that carried me home

A family responds to injustice and a daughter reckons with her political inheritance in this new play by “a poet, a playwright to pay attention…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Sunday February 12, 2023
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Sleeping Village Five Year Anniversary Celebrations
Jan 28 – Jan 28
Sleeping Village Five Year Anniversary Celebrations

Since 2018, Sleeping Village has served as both a staple of Chicago’s music, arts, and culture community and the city’s top beer destination with its…

Saturday January 28, 2023 — Saturday January 28, 2023
Sleeping Village
3734 W Belmont Ave
Toni Stone
Jan. 28 – 29
Toni Stone

Play ball! The sensational true story of the first woman to play professional baseball knocks it out of the park as a can’t-miss theatrical event.…

Saturday February 25, 2023
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Tapestry Unraveled – The Music of Carole King
Jan 28 – Jan 28
Tapestry Unraveled – The Music of Carole King

Hailed as one of the most successful and talented female pop artists, Carole King has carved out an iconic place in music history. Singer Tina…

Saturday January 28, 2023 — Saturday January 28, 2023
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th Street
Hansel and Gretel
Jan. 27 – 29
Hansel and Gretel

When this universally cherished production debuted 20 years ago, it captivated Chicago audiences. It did the same in 2012, and this season it returns again…

Sunday January 29, 2023
Civic Opera House
20 N Upper Wacker Dr STE 400
Opening Reception: Deborah Simon: Embroidered Morphologies
Jan27
Opening Reception: Deborah Simon: Embroidered Morphologies

From the artist: "My work walks the line between taxidermy, toy, and sculpture. Each sculpture is meticulously fabricated to create an unnervingly accurate, uncanny version…

Friday January 27, 2023
International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N Lake Shore Drive
2023 P1Harmony Live Tour[P1ustage H : P1oneer] In USA
Jan29
2023 P1Harmony Live Tour[P1ustage H : P1oneer] In USA

K-pop stars P1Harmony are bringing their brand-new Tour to The Chicago Theatre January 29, 2023.  Tickets are on sale NOW - Use special code 1114RK15…

Sunday January 29, 2023
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: The Best of Duke Ellington
Jan28
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: The Best of Duke Ellington

Versatile, spontaneous and hard-swinging as ever, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents an all-Duke Ellington program packed with masterpieces from throughout…

Saturday January 28, 2023

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Maz Jobrani
Jan28
Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor and host of his own podcast “Back To School with Maz Jobrani” on the All Things Comedy Network. His…

Saturday January 28, 2023
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Disney On Ice: Frozen & Encanto
Jan29
Disney On Ice: Frozen & Encanto

Disney on Ice is bringing Frozen & Encanto to the United Center! For the first time, Disney On Ice invites families to step inside the…

Sunday January 29, 2023
United Center
1901 W Madison St
tick…tick, BOOM!
Jan. 27 – 28
tick…tick, BOOM!

Before RENT, there was TICK, TICK…BOOM! Written by the late Jonathan Larson and directed by BoHo Artistic Associate Bo Frazier, TICK, TICK…BOOM!   tells the autobiographical…

Saturday January 28, 2023 — Sunday February 5, 2023
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway St.
SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong
Jan. 27 – 29
SPEAK EASY: Will Armstrong

The Jackson Junge Gallery will be kicking off their 2023 season with a solo exhibition featuring the work of Will Armstrong.  Armstrong is well known…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Sunday February 26, 2023
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago
Jan. 27 – 29
Chicago

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Sunday January 29, 2023
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Chinatown
Jan. 28
The Chinatown Adventure Food Tour

Enjoy culture and cuisine during a Chinatown Food Tour every Saturday in January. Taste your way around one of Chicago’s best culinary neighborhoods, from Hong Kong dim sum to spicy Szechuan.

Saturday January 28, 2023 Saturday February 25, 2023
Clarke House Museum Tours
Jan. 28
Clarke House Museum Tours

The Clarke House Museum is Chicago's oldest home. Tours of this 1836 Greek Revival-style house reveal what life was like for a middle class family…

Saturday January 28, 2023 — Saturday January 28, 2023
Clarke House Museum
1827 S. Indiana Ave.
36th Young Playwrights Festival
Jan. 27 – 28
36th Young Playwrights Festival

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 36th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday,…

Saturday January 28, 2023 — Saturday January 28, 2023
Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave.
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Jan. 27 – 29
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns November 18 through March 5 (weather permitting). Admission is free, but online reservation tickets…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Sunday March 5, 2023
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Copy of DSC07063
Jan. 27 – 29
The Chicago Food Stop

A new pop-up on The Magnificent Mile, The Chicago Food Stop offers an array of culinary items from restaurants and chefs across the city.

Wednesday December 14, 2022 Friday March 31, 2023

875 N. Michigan Ave.

Winter Bryn Market
Jan. 27 – 28
Winter Bryn Market

Come shop on Bryn Mawr where you’ll find makers and artists from across the city all gathered at The Winter Bryn Mawrkets! Shop everything for…

Saturday January 28, 2023 — Sunday February 12, 2023
Bryn Mawr Historic District
1052 W Bryn Mawr
Harry Potter: Magic at Play
Jan. 27 – 29
Harry Potter: Magic at Play

This fall, wizards and witches of all ages are invited to experience and celebrate a Wizarding World of their own at Harry Potter™: Magic at…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Thursday May 11, 2023
Water Tower Place
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE
Jan. 27 – 29
Cabaret ZaZou presents LUMINAIRE

Randolph Entertainment LLC, producer of the fan favorite Teatro ZinZanni Chicago,  announced CABARET ZAZOU’s premier production, Luminaire will open on September 7, 2022. The new, groundbreaking,…

Saturday January 28, 2023 — Sunday April 23, 2023
Spiegeltent – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
Jan. 27 – 29
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War

What happens when a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine is captured during war? Most people aren’t aware of the drastic differences that exist between varying…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Saturday April 1, 2023
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Jan. 27 – 29
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Sunday January 29, 2023 — Sunday February 4, 2024
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Drunk Shakespeare
Jan. 27 – 29
Drunk Shakespeare

Five classically-trained actors meet as members of "The Drunk Shakespeare Society." One drinks at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a…

Saturday January 28, 2023
The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave (near E Lake St)

Explore our events calendar for more Chicago events and happenings.