Beat the cold with these Chicago and suburban activities
The harsh January weather has arrived, so escape the cold by enjoying the great indoors! Try these Chicago and suburban location for fun events without the shivers.
Watch the snow fall and the wind howl as you curl up with a good book at the Harold Washington Library. Enjoy the outside, indoors at the library’s Winter Gardens conservatory or get cozy in the library’s reading nooks. Take advantage of the library’s special events such as book readings, tours and an extensive ancestry library to research your family history. Free to the public and only a 10 minute walk from AMLI 900 or a 16 minute walk from 215 West Apartments.
Spend an evening looking at famous works of art at the nationally acclaimed Art Institute of Chicago. The museum includes popular sections such as Impressionism, Chicago Architecture and Modern art featuring artists such as Claude Monet, Alexander Degas and Vincent Van Gogh. The museum’s current exhibitions include The New Contemporary featuring artwork, photography and sculptures from artists such as Andy Warhol. Free to Illinois residents from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings and only an 11 minute walk from Columbus Plaza.
Enjoy some live music at an iconic Chicago venue! From its glowing marquee of red and gold lights to the velvet red curtains and intricate gold features The Chicago Theatre is a show itself! Relax and listen to your favorite bands play with a future lineup including Leon Bridges, The Avett Brothers and II Volo. Only a 10 minute walk from Columbus Plaza or AMLI River North or an 11 minute walk from 400 N. LaSalle.
Try a fun, new indoor sport such as whirlyball! What could be better than a combination of lacrosse, hockey and basketball on bumper cars? Get a team of five together and try your hand at the game while enjoying some postgame food and drink at WhirlyBall in Lombard. The location also includes pool tables, foosball, video games and air hockey. Only an 8 minute drive from City View at the Highlands location!