In case you haven’t heard, Chicago is getting a nice dose of sunshine this weekend. The hottest brunch spots will undoubtedly open their once snow-covered patios and residents will certainly be scouring the internet to find the best ways to savor the 60 degree days. While the rest of the city scrambles to catch up to Mother Nature, we’ve found a few happenings that will get you out of your apartment this weekend.
This committed bunch of fitness junkies meets every Friday morning, rain or shine, 6am at The Bean. The November Project is a free fitness movement that has found a home in many major cities across the country, and popularity in Chicago has caught on like wildfire. You never know what to expect – one minute you’re running to high five your partner around the other side of Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and the next you’re bear crawling around Millennium Park. No matter what the leaders come up with that morning, this is one of the most inclusive, hassle-free, exciting workouts that the city has to offer, and what better way to celebrate the sunshine than waking up with it on Friday morning? Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE? Their tagline is “Just show up!”
Studio Three has made quite the name for itself in the River North and Gold Coast neighborhoods. As one of the only spots in the city to offer boutique yoga, HIIT training, and cycling all under one roof, its members have come to know and love every inch of the space. This Saturday, Studio Three will be hosting a hip-opening workshop with its own yoga instructor Katy Kelnhofer. It’s time to wake up and stretch it out after months of hibernation, and this is the perfect way to welcome the start of warmer weather.
No matter the weather, Chicagoans never pass up a food or drink festival. This Saturday afternoon Joe’s Bar in Old Town is hosting the Chicago Whiskey and Wine Festival, and it’s sure to be no exception. Tickets to the event include admission and entertainment, the tasting of more than 40 types of whiskey and wines, and souvenir tasting glasses. And while nothing can compare to our summer festival season, it’s nice to pretend the warmer months are right around the corner in February.