Six Events that Prove Chicago Has No Off-Season

With these six winter-to-spring events, you’ll realize Chicago doesn’t have an off-season.

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With these six winter-to-spring events, you’ll realize Chicago doesn’t have an off-season.

Artistic Associates Samuel Taylor and Lindsey Noel Whiting in "Mr and Mrs. Pennysworth" at the Lookingglass Theatre Company. Puppetry by Blair Thomas. Shadow Animations by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller for Manual Cinema Studios. Projections Design by Mike Tutaj. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Artistic Associates Samuel Taylor and Lindsey Noel Whiting in “Mr and Mrs. Pennysworth” at the Lookingglass Theatre Company. Puppetry by Blair Thomas. Shadow Animations by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller for Manual Cinema Studios. Projections Design by Mike Tutaj. Photo by Liz Lauren.

WARM UP WITH THE SPOTLIGHTS

The concierge love the theater and for good reason, so it is kismet that Chicago Theatre Week is taking place. Catch countless of Chicago’s award-winning companies put on gripping productions for $15, $30, or sometimes less. You can experience “Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth” at the Lookingglass Theatre Company, the always entertaining Blue Man Group, “Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!” from Broadway in Chicago, “Straight White Men” from the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and so much more.

Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto Show

BURN SOME RUBBER

If you need a break between plays then don’t miss out on the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. With one million square feet of vehicles on display this is the largest auto show in the country, and since 1901 it has been held more times than any other auto show in North America. The size of it comes with the perks of having some great debuts and otherworldly concept vehicles along with keynote presentations from the auto industry leaders. If seeing the vehicles aren’t enough for you then make sure to check out the countless interactive exhibits that highlight some of the technology living in many of the automobiles.

St. Patrick's Day River Dyeing. Photo by Max Talbot-Minkin via Flickr.

St. Patrick’s Day River Dyeing. Photo by Max Talbot-Minkin via Flickr.

SLÁINTE FROM THE SECOND CITY

Catch the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration outside of Dublin in Chicago. The party always starts at the St. Patrick’s Day River Dyeing where the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers pour orange dye into the Chicago River giving it the emerald green color that last about five hours. The best places to catch the dyeing is on the west side of the Columbus Drive, east side of Michigan Avenue, or anywhere on Upper or Lower Wacker Drive. After, head to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and then finish off at the countless Irish pubs in the city for a memorable and blurry time.

Chicago Botanic Garden's Orchid Show. Photo by Robin Carlson.

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show. Photo by Robin Carlson.

BLOOM INTO SPRING

It’s always hard to know when the temperatures will let up, but in Chicago we introduce spring no matter the weather with these two events. Visitors can experience over 10,000 orchids at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show. Learn from experts, buy some orchids for your home, and even spend an evening with the orchids at this anticipated show. Closer to the city, don’t miss the Chicago Flower and Garden Show where you can explore over two-dozen stunning featured gardens, a shopper’s paradise marketplace, nationally recognized experts presenting information-packed seminars, and even cooking demonstrations featuring top chefs.


JoelMora
Written By Joel Mora

Joel Mora is editor at Concierge Preferred. Born and raised in Miami, Fl., Joel has slowly ate, drank, and explored his way up north refining all his senses to prepare for the stampede of delicious dining, notorious nightlife, stellar shopping, and captivating culture that calls Chicago home. In the wild he’ll be the red-bearded Cuban with a Lagunitas IPA in his hand.

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