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Published on November 10, 2021 by Choose Chicago


Want to know what’s happening this weekend in Chicago? Look no further. Chicago is fully reopened and there’s a whole calendar of exciting events, exhibits, and activities taking place all over the city. This weekend, step inside immersive pop-up experiences, experience exhilarating theatrical productions, catch a movie at the drive-in, and so much more.

Check out just a few of the top things to do this weekend in Chicago, Nov. 12 – 14, 2021.

Chinatown Lunch Tour

Nov. 13

Chinatown Lunch Tour

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Chinatown Adventure, you’ll enjoy seated dining at five restaurants and bakeries featuring upscale Chinese recipes while navigating Chicago’s historic Chinatown…

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour

Nov. 12 – 14

Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour

Discover Chicago’s world-famous architecture and dramatic history on Shoreline Sightseeing’s Architecture River Tour, named as TripAdvisor’s #1 Travel experience in the United states for 2020.…

A Recipe for Disaster

Nov. 12 – 14

A Recipe for Disaster

Conceived by Rick Bayless and Windy City Playhouse’s artistic team, A RECIPE FOR DISASTER is a live experience that combines immersive theater, food, and farce.…

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable

Nov. 12 – 14

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable honors the incredible writing and enduring impact of one of America’s most celebrated writers. Featuring personal artifacts from Bradbury’s life like his…

Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour

Nov. 13

Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Gateway To The West Loop Food Tour, you’ll experience an impressive introduction and subsequent deep dive into the West Loop’s…

Steppenwolf presents BUG by Tracy Letts

Nov. 12 – 14

Steppenwolf presents BUG by Tracy Letts

In a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs…Tracy…

The Office Experience

Nov. 12 – 14

The Office Experience

This fall, get ready to be transported to the world of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company when The Office Experience makes its debut in Chicago on…

Human + Nature

Nov. 12 – 14

Human + Nature

Experience The Morton Arboretum’s Human+Nature exhibition surrounded by the final colorful days of fall and first snowfalls. The 20- to 26-foot-tall sculpture are included free with Arboretum admission.

ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre

Nov. 12 – 14

ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theatre

A fun and safe outdoor movie experience every night at ChiTown Movies! Enjoy blockbuster and classic movies under the stars at our permanent drive-in located…

As You Like It

Nov. 12 – 14

As You Like It

Named one of The New York Times’ best shows of 2017, Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT is…

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Nov. 12 – 14

Chicago Architecture Biennial

This ground-breaking event, which is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, will feature projects created by contributors from around the globe at free exhibits and events throughout the city.

Paradise Square

Nov. 12 – 14

Paradise Square

New York City. 1863. The Civil War raged on. An extraordinary thing occurred amid the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of the Five Points,…

Chicago Flamenco Festival

Nov. 12 – 14

Chicago Flamenco Festival

Organized by the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago Chicago´s non-for-profit center for the Spanish language and cultural exchange October 16 – November 21, 2021 From October…

The Dr. Seuss Experience

Nov. 12 – 14

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience is an imaginative, interactive, Instagram-able immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. ​ This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest…

Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater

Nov. 12 – 14

Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater

Enjoy a performance of the legendary Blue Man Group, one of Chicago’s longest-running shows, at the Briar Street Theater. This worldwide performance troupe, whose hilarious…

Sarah Cooper

Nov13

Sarah Cooper

The Den Theatre is pleased to announce best-selling author and comedian Sarah Cooper, who became an online sensation with her viral lip-sync impressions of former President Donald…

The Snow Queen

Nov. 12 – 14

The Snow Queen

The House introduces a new wintertime tradition with a reimagination of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fable. Lanise Antoine Shelley’s new adaptation focuses on the Snow…

Fighting Words Festival

Nov. 12 – 14

Fighting Words Festival

Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s 2019-21 season concludes with the Fighting Words Festival, Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14, at The Factory Theater, 1623…

This Wide Night

Nov. 12 – 14

This Wide Night

Shattered Globe Theatre, in association with Interrobang Theatre Project, is pleased to welcome back audiences this fall with the Chicago premiere drama This Wide Night.…

Lyric Opera’s Florencia en el Amazonas

Nov. 12 – 14

Lyric Opera’s Florencia en el Amazonas

Join Lyric Opera of Chicago on a journey down the Amazon with the company premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas, the first Spanish-language work to…

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