This weekend, start your 2020 off with new fashion, new workouts, and new foods. This post features five fun things to do this weekend in Chicago.
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Alex Carter Project Runway Watch Party
Thursday | January 2nd | 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Stolen Headquarters | 4343 N Ravenswood Ave.| Free
Experience the influence of Chicago and fashion at the Project Runway watch party hosted by Alex Carter. Chelsey Carter, a contestant on the popular fashion design-focused show will host a viewing of the 4th Episode of her appearance on the show. Items, cocktails, and good vibes will also be available for this event. For more details, visit the event page here.
Food + Drink:
Vegan Brunch Mash-Up Part 2
Saturday | January 4th | 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Brewery | 3057 N Rockwell Ave. | $0 – $112
Start your new year off with new vegan dishes from Vegan Street Food & SteMartaen. The two restaurants are back again for winter brunch that serves up vegan dishes alongside signature beers from Metropolitan Brewing will have plenty of refreshments on tap. This event is a family-friendly venue with plenty of views and brews. For more details, visit the Facebook page.
Free Fitness Week at the Chicago Park District
Monday – Friday | December 30th – January 4th | Time Varies
Chicago Park District | Free
Start your new year off with a Chicago fitness class during Free Fitness Week. Courtesy of the Chicago Park District, register to use any of the city’s 70 fitness centers with “state-of-the-art equipment” or visit 25 locations that have lap swimming. Take advantage of this opportunity to work out for free in all Chicago Park District fitness centers throughout the city. To attend Free Fitness Week at a Chicago Park District facility, register to attend here.
Arts + Culture Events:
Ice Skating in Millennium Park
Sunday – Saturday | January 1st – March 8th | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink | Michigan Ave. and Washington & Madison Sts | Free
Grab your skates and a few friends for a spin around the ice at Millennium Park. The annual Chicago winter tradition of ice skating at the downtown park is free and open to the public. While the rink is open, guests can also enjoy free ice skating lessons and a live DJ on select nights. For more details on free skating at Millennium Park, visit the website.
A Tribute to Herbie Hancock
Sunday | January 5th | 7:30 p.m.
The Promontory| 5311 S Lake Park Ave W. |$5 – $10
Mellow out to the melodic tunes of the Hyde Park Jazz Society this weekend at the Promontory in Chicago. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents “A Tribute to Herbie Hancock” featuring pianist Alexis Lombre with special guest Jahari Stampley. The all-ages event features pianists Alexis Lombre and Jahari Stampley join forces to pay tribute to their hero and fellow south side Chicagoan, Herbie Hancock! This band will also feature Junius Paul Music on bass and Josiah Maddox on drums. For concert tickets, visit the event page.
Find more things to do this January by visiting this month’s events guide here.