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Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

What's on your agenda this weekend in Chicago? Well we've got some Chicago events here that should be at the top of the list. From a grand celebration of Chinese New Year to a celebration of poetry, there's so much to do. OH, and it's Chicago Restaurant Week. Though if all-you-can-eat wings is your preferred menu, we have some options for Sunday's big game. It's time to make weekend plans, here's your gameplan!

Angelique Kidjo

Two international acts come to Chicago this Friday and Saturday and promise dazzling, cross-cultural experiences: Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe takes to the stage at the Auditorium Theatre, while Angélique Kidjo will perform with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz at the Harris Theater.

Chicago Chinese New Year at Chicago Cultural Center

Are you ready to try 300 of Chicago's most popular restaurants or are you looking forward to the top events to celebrate Chinese New Year? Well, Chicago should definitely be on your bucketlist! You can also celebrate and get autographs from your favorite players on the White Sox. Sounds like it's time to make weekend plans — here are 12 things to do in Chicago to get you started.

Chicago International Puppet Festival

The weekend is finally here and we know you're ready to take advantage of all the events Chicago has to offer! Are you a huge fan of puppetry, or curious about this incredibly creative art form? Have you been anticipating the celebration of the Chinese New Year? Well, you won't want to miss the Puppet Theater Festival and many festivities for this Chinese holiday! It's time to make weekend plans. 

The Peninsula Chicago Chinese New Year

With one of the biggest Chinatowns in North America, Chicago welcomes Chinese New Year with a host of celebrations during the end of January and beginning of February. Officially starting on January 28, the Year of the Rooster will be commemorated with parades, dinners, special packages and events all over the city. Many of the festivities are FREE, so mark your calendars to join in some of these cultural celebrations!

Macy's on State Street | Chicago Chinese New Year
 
Chinese New Year celebrations inspire excitement and festivities all over the globe and Chicago honors the holiday with a wealth of colorful events. February 8, 2016 marks the year of the red fire monkey, or the 4713th year in the Chinese lunar year. According to Chinese astrology, the monkey represents a year of fast-paced intensity and optimism as well as unpredictability. Here are some insider activities to usher in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey.

Chicago Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

Chinese New Year falls on Monday, February 8, 2016. We can expect lots of playfulness this year — it's the year of the monkey! One of the best places to celebrate the Chinese New Year is Chicago's one-of-a-kind Chinatown, where the sights, the sounds and the (mouthwatering!) smells will transport you directly to China, but you'll find plenty of festivities around town. Here are eleven ways to kick off the Year of the Monkey in Chicago.

Chengdu Impression

Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, this week we asked you which Chinese restaurant in the city is your favorite. From the heart of Chinatown to Argyle Street and beyond, there's no end to the Chinese hot spots you can enjoy in Chicago.

Get those checklists ready!

Weekend Alert: January 31-February 2

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00 AM by Emmy Carragher

Weekend Alert Skyline Sunset

Are you full yet from Chicago Restaurant Week? Well, save room for more this weekend, and clear your schedule of all Netflix-ing and holing up in your home. It's time to emerge from the Polar Vortex and take part in the city-wide celebrations for Chicago's Chinese New Year Celebrations all weekend long! Find out more, here's your Weekend Alert.

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