Around Town: How To Beat The Winter Blues This January & February

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Image via Chicago Tribune

December is always one of the busiest months. Between holiday parties, shopping for gifts and time spent with family, there isn’t time for much else. While it’s easy to fall into a mid-winter slump come January, it’s also a great opportunity to take advantage of all the fun things going on in the city. Avoid ‘hibernating” for winter and, instead, check out these unique happenings around the city to beat those winter blues!

Hamilton: If you don’t know what Hamilton is then you officially live under a rock. To give you the abridged version: it’s the award-winning Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton that your best friend, brother and dog have already seen. Hamilton is playing at The PrivateBank Theatre through mid-September. It’s a must-see!

Chicago Restaurant Week: For all the foodies who want to try some of the top restaurants in the city at the fraction of the cost, Chicago Restaurant Week is for you. It runs from January 27th-February 9th and includes special prix fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch and lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner. More than 350 restaurants are participating, including Blackbird, BOKA and Monteverde.

Donut Fest: Donuts are always a good idea, especially when beach season is hardly in sight. Back by popular demand, Donut Fest will return to Chop Shop for their third annual donut extravaganza on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th.  Participants will include Stan's Donuts, Doughnut Vault, Firecakes and more. Donut mind if we do…

Madelaine Kukanza, Senior Publicist