10 things to do this weekend: January 27-30 | Chicago News

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1. Fly away

Olympic-caliber athletes soar through the air as they compete in the 117th Norge Ski Jump Winter Ski Jumping Tournament. International ski jumping teams will compete against American jumpers. The organizers advise bringing your own blankets and garden chairs.

Details: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove. $15 to $20; Free for children 12 and under / CARD


2. Meander

At Morton Arboretum Dog admission days, you can explore the places with your fur baby. A Siberian husky rescue organization will be on site (10am-4pm) with adoptable dogs.

Details: 7 a.m.-sunset Sunday at Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-Route 53, Lisle. $14 to $16; $11 for children 2 to 7 years old; $5 per dog / CARD


3. Dot

Got a tear in your sweater? Or a missing button on your coat? Learn how to mend your clothes at Visible mending workshop. Bring a piece of clothing that you would like to fix and don’t mind practicing.

Details: 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Chicago Factory, 4459 S. Marshfield Ave. $10 / CARD


4. Flow

Yoga of fatal movement combines a 45-minute hatha and vinyasa stream with a heavy metal soundtrack, featuring the likes of King Buffalo, Elder and Sleep. Enjoy a half-liter draft of your choice before, during or after training.

Details: 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Brewing Rockwell Tap Room, 3057 N. Rockwell St. $15/ CARD


5. Move

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, yoga, and dancing are among the many activities offered by the Chicago Park District. girls play day. Launched in 2018, the initiative aims to provide more opportunities for girls in sport and create lifelong healthy habits of physical activity.

Details: Hours vary at 18 Chicago Park District facilities across the city, including 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at Mann Park, 3035 E. 130th St. Free/ CARD

(Courtesy of Chicago Park District)(Courtesy of Chicago Park District)

6. Chisel

Get together for Live ice carving demonstrationswhere a professional will ask audience members for suggestions on what to create.

Details: 4-6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington Ave. Free / CARD


7. Slip

BYO sled device of choice (Sorry, but no sleds with metal rails.) at one of Cook County’s Forest Preserves’ toboggan hills for seasonal fun. The hills are open when the ground is frozen and covered with at least three inches of snow. Children 12 and under must wear a helmet and be supervised by an adult.

Details: Various times and places, including 10am-7.30pm Sunday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Caldwell Woods, Devon and Nagle avenues; call 847-647-2240 for sled status. To free. / CARD


8. Exchange

Start the gardening season at Seed exchange, where – you guessed it – you can trade seeds with other local gardeners. The organizers will provide envelopes.

Details: 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. Free / CARD


9. Applaud

Presented by Pegasus Theatre, the Young Playwrights Festival presents a trio of one-act plays written by high school students, with subjects dealing with love, loss, religion and grief.

Details: Live streaming available at 7 p.m. Thursdays and on-demand until February 3. $15 – $25


10. Party

For nearly 30 years, the town of Woodstock has commemorated groundhog days – a five-day celebration of the holiday of the same name and the 1992 filming of the film starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell in town. Festivities include quizzes, walking tours, a puzzle competition and a screening of “Groundhog Day”. Woodstock Willie will make his prediction (7 a.m. Feb. 2) on whether we’ll see an early spring or another six weeks of winter.

Details: Friday through February 2 at various locations in Woodstock, including Woodstock Square, 121 W. Van Buren St. Free/ CARD

(Woodstock Groundhog Days/Facebook)(Woodstock Groundhog Days/Facebook)

Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before heading out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Email us.


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