A new year means tons of new events in Chicago — and lots of old favorites, too. January is packed with cool things to do all around the city, from film fests and Broadway plays to pop-up markets and cooking classes. And it’s also a great month to be a foodie — Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off with First Bites Bash, followed by 17 days of special prix fixe menus at more than 400+ restaurants around the city.

Here’s a few of the top things to do in Chicago this January:

Intelligentsia Brew Class (Jan. 2, 16, 30)

Silent Cinema at Music Box Theatre (Jan. 4)

Stranger Than Fiction film festival (Jan. 4 – 31)

Wicker Park Indoor Farmers Market (Jan. 4)

Hamilton — Broadway in Chicago (through Jan. 5)

Lightscape at Chicago Botanic
Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Gardens

ZooLights (through Jan. 5)

Holiday Flower Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory  (through Jan. 5)

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light (through Jan. 5)

Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden  (through Jan. 5)

Illumination at Morton Arboretum (through Jan. 5)

Hamilton at CIBC Theatre
Hamilton at CIBC Theatre

Chicago Architecture Biennial (through Jan. 5)

Phantom of the Opera at Cadillac Palace Theatre  (through Jan. 5)

GlowFlow Yoga at Lincoln Park Zoo (Jan. 5)

Learn to Curl at Gallagher Way (Jan. 7 – 9, 21 – 23)

Free admission day at Adler Planetarium (Jan. 7 – 9, 20 – 22)

Field Museum - Dozin with the Dinos
Dozin with the Dinos at the Field Museum

Candlelight Concert at Newberry Library (Jan. 7, 9, 14, 18)

Fillet of Solo storytelling festival (Jan. 10 – 26)

Handmade Market Chicago (Jan. 11)

 Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier (through Jan. 12)

Mean Girls at James M. Nederlander Theatre (through Jan. 26)

Bridgeport Art Center
Bridgeport Art Center

Young Playwrights Festival (Jan. 8 – 25)

Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show (Jan. 8 – 12)

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival (Jan. 9 – 19)

The Steadfast Tin Soldier at Lookingglass Theatre (through Jan. 26)

HollyMaze at Navy Pier (through Jan. 11)

Newberry Library Classical Candlelight concert
Candlelight Concert at Newberry Library, photo by Chris Monaghan, @CravetheAgency.

Chicago Ale Fest at Navy Pier (Jan. 11)

Hard Seltzer Fest at Old Crow (Jan. 11)

Sip and Paint at Zhou B Art Center (Jan. 11)

Rhinoceros Theater Festival (Jan. 11 – Feb. 21)

Tomorrow Never Knows music festival (Jan. 15 – 19)

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown

Chicago Latino Film Festival (Jan. 15, 22, 29)

Beer & Cheese Pairing at Begyle Brewing (Jan. 16)

Free admission day at Shedd Aquarium (Jan. 16 – 20)

Open Studios at Bridgeport Art Center (Jan. 17)

Enchanted Railroad at Morton Arboretum (opens Jan. 17)

First Bites Bash - Field Museum
First Bites Bash at the Field Museum

Dozin’ With the Dinos at Field Museum (Jan. 17 and 24)

Cubs Convention (Jan. 17 – 19)

Lunar New Year Dumpling Making Workshop (Jan. 18)

Yoga & Beer at Goose Island (Jan. 18)

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah (Jan. 18 – 19)

Chicago Restaurant Week
Chicago Restaurant Week

Free day at Chicago History Museum (Jan. 20)

First Bites Bash (Jan. 23)

SoxFest (Jan. 24 – 25)

Chicago Restaurant Week (Jan. 24 – Feb. 9)

Chinese New Year (Jan. 24 – Feb. 9)

Shedd sleepover
Shedd Aquarium

Mac & Cheese Crawl (Jan. 25)

Polar Plunge (Jan. 25)

Polar Adventure Days (Jan. 25)

Winter Brew beer festival (Jan. 25)

Uchi-Con anime festival (Jan. 25)

Chamber Music Mondays at the Chicago Cultural Center  (Jan. 27)

Adam Davidson on the Passion Economy (Jan. 29)

Requiem: A White Wanderer at Millennium Park (Jan. 31)