Cindy's Chilled English Pea Soup

Photo courtesy of Cindy's.

This weekend, Disney On Ice’s latest production comes to town and Anne Loucks Gallery’s new exhibit opens. Plus, you can dine at a new restaurant during Chicago Restaurant Week, get health tips in Highland Park, and watch an inspiring film at the Spertus Institute.

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“Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart”

“Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart”

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment.

Jan. 25-29, Feb. 1-12
Rosemont, Chicago

This new “Disney On Ice” production brings “Inside Out” to the ice for the first time alongside beloved characters from “Toy Story,” “Frozen,” “Finding Dory” and more. The show begins this week at Allstate Arena before moving to the United Center in February.

Chicago Restaurant Week

Cindy's — Chicago Athletic Association hotel

Cindy’s (Photo by Nick Gerber.)

Begins Jan. 27

More than 300 restaurants are participating in the 10th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, when Cindy’s will offer a three-course lunch; Ada Street will serve favorites of presidents including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama; and Chez Moi will honor Julia Child. Plus, prix fixe brunch menus will be offered for the first time this year.

“Midwest Landscapes”

Anne Loucks Gallery: "Midwest Landscapes"

Image courtesy of Anne Loucks Gallery.

Opens Jan. 27

Anne Loucks Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Midwest Landscapes,” will open Jan. 27 and run through March 31. The exhibit features 35 paintings by Rodger Bechtold and Mary Jo O’Gara. Both artists will be at the gallery for an opening reception on Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m.

Healthy Highland Park Health Fair

Healthy Highland Park Health Fair

Image courtesy of Downtown Highland Park Alliance.

Jan. 28
Highland Park

Whether you’ve stuck to your resolution to live a healthier life or need a do-over, find inspiration at this health fair. Sit in on educational presentations, discover new products and services, win prizes and more from participating businesses including CryoPure Spa, Equinox, Jamba Juice and Wear in Good Health.

Sunday Cinema

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s Sunday Cinema film series

“Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion” (Photo courtesy of Spertus.)

Begins Jan. 29

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s Sunday Cinema film series returns this weekend and continues Sundays through Feb. 19. This mini film festival will showcase Jewish films that were shot in Ukraine, Jerusalem, New York and Kansas City.


  • The 20th Annual Aon Step Up for Kids will be held Jan. 29, when participants will race to the top of Aon Center to raise money for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Online registration is closed, but you can still register at packet pick-up on Jan. 27 or Jan. 28, or the day of the event. Learn more here.