Chicago Theatre Week is back, explore citywide Chinese New Year festivities, the Medieval Torture Museum opens in the Loop, Bronzeville Winery celebrates the culinary and cultural arts, and The LaSalle Chicago, Autograph Collection is set to debut in the Financial District.
- Chicago Theatre Week returns
- Ring in the Chinese New Year
- The country’s largest interactive history museum opens
- Bronzeville Winery celebrates food and the arts
- The LaSalle Chicago hotel set to debut
Chicago Theatre Week returns
Live theatre is back in Chicago! And there’s no better time to check out the city’s acclaimed theatre scene than during the annual Chicago Theatre Week, held in venues around the city from Feb. 17 – 27. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this annual event offers theatre lovers value-priced tickets to more than 100 productions, from Broadway plays to experimental storefront performances.
Ring in the Chinese New Year
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Chicago from Jan. 30 – Feb. 13. The citywide festivities include neighborhood Lunar New Year parades featuring traditional lion dances, Chinese music and dance performances, colorful cultural exhibitions, and special culinary events.
The country’s largest interactive history museum opens
At Chicago’s Medieval Torture Museum in the Loop, visitors are transported back in time hundreds of years to one of the darkest periods in history. Guests can explore immersive, hands-on recreations of torture chambers from the Middle Ages, made up of a unique collection of hundreds of objects. A self-guided audio tour introduces the museum’s characters, while the Ghost Hunting Experience lets guests “capture” restless spirits.
Bronzeville Winery celebrates food and the arts
Black-owned Bronzeville Winery combines a restaurant, wine bar, and cultural space under one roof. The winery features a menu of comfort food (including shrimp and grits) and a wine list curated by Anika Ellison, one of the industry’s few Black women sommeliers. There’s also a small stage for live music, an outdoor patio, and a rotating gallery of works by local artists.
The LaSalle Chicago hotel set to debut
Scheduled to open its doors this spring, The LaSalle Chicago, Autograph Collection is a luxurious 234-room hotel located on LaSalle Street in the heart of the Loop’s Financial District. Perched 21 stories above street level in the landmark Continental building, the hotel features the clubby Grill on 21, outfitted with an open, exhibition-style kitchen.