Chicago Flamenco Festival: Secreto a Voces

Chicago Flamenco Festival: Secreto a Voces (Photo by Oscar Romero.)

Spend Friday morning at story time with your kids before enjoying date night at an annual wine and beer tasting or girls’ night out at a favorite boutique. Plus, don’t miss the Chicago Flamenco Festival or Fox Lake’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois.

Story Time at Lumen Optical

Story Time at Lumen Optical in Evanston

Photo courtesy of Lumen Optical.

Feb. 24

The new Lumen Optical in Evanston will host a children’s story time with Amanda Simkin of blog Queen of the Land of Twigs ‘N Berries. While you’re there, check out the store’s selection of designer frames.

2017 Wine & Beer Tasting

Winnetka Community House's Wine and Beer Tasting
Feb. 24

Winnetka Community House’s annual wine and beer tasting is back with more than 80 wines and 20 craft beers. Plus, purchase a Connoisseur Upgrade (new this year) to try 20 more reserve wines. You can also sample small batch bourbons at the after hours party.

Stella Boutique’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

Indie Ella trunk show at Stella Boutique in Evanston

Indie Ella photo courtesy of Stella Boutique.

Feb. 24

Stella Boutique in Evanston is celebrating 15 years with discounts, a trunk show from environmentally sustainable brand Indie Ella and more.

15th Annual Chicago Flamenco Festival

Anabel Veloso

Anabel Veloso (Photo by Lucas López.)

Begins Feb. 24

For five weeks, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago will celebrate Flamenco music and dance with performances, documentaries, concerts and more, including the U.S. Premiere of Anabel Veloso’s “Secreto A Voces.”

10th Annual “Take the Plunge” Polar Plunge

Fox Lake Polar Plunge

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Illinois.

Feb. 26
Fox Lake

There’s still time to register for The Village of Fox Lake’s polar plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Raise at least $100 and then jump into Nippersink Lake for a good cause.


  • The CHICAGO Dance Marathon benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is Saturday, Feb. 25. Donate to the event, or register to dance for a cause, here.