Make snow angel reflections in the “Bean” at Millennium Park; take in a play at the Chopin Theatre around the corner; indulge in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; take in a free concert at Roosevelt University’s Conservatory; visit a coffee house or a local music venue like our local piano bar,Davenport’s – what ever you choose, Chicago always inspires. The Art Institute of Chicago offers one of the best art collections in the world with an amazing permanent collection and masterful traveling exhibitions. Originally started to offer examples of “great art” to the students at the School of the Art Institute, it is still a wonderful inspiration today. AIC Museum of Contemporary Art
The Field Museum of Natural History where you will find Sue our city’s Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Museum of Science and Industry, the only remaining building from the 1893 Columbian Exposition, are both wonderful ways to spend a day. From the Field Museum you can walk to the Adler Planetarium, visit the Shedd Aquarium and find some of the best views of the city. The National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen takes you into some different neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago or explore some of the city’s lesser known museums or galleries: The Surgical Sciences Museum; a free Wednesday tour of the Charnley Persky house, a Louis Sullivan residence; Ukrainian Art Museum; our local Polish Museum of America; or one of our local galleries, Corbett vs. Dempsey , just around the corner from us in the East Village.
Wicker Park is filled with great dining selections from Italian, Mexican, Thai, Sushi/Japanese, Polish, Irish Pubs, Barbeque, Vegan, Global Meatless, 100% Organic and lots more. Although all the Al Fresco dining will be off the sidewalks, there are lots of options for delivery, if you don’t wish to go out at night, but we highly recommend a little walk down Division Street for some of the best restaurants in town.
Join one of the literary events that happen in bars around town: Guild Complex’s “Palabra Pura” on the 3rd Wednesday of every month or “Tuesday Funk” at the Hopleaf bar in Andersonville the first Tuesday of every month.