Weekend Events Around Town: 1/25 – 1/27

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

SoxFest 2013

With the pain of last season’s disappointment finally subsiding and Spring Training marching ever-closer, it’s time to gather once more with fellow Sox fans to celebrate the upcoming season at SoxFest 2013. The three-day event, which will feature appearances from Manager Robin Ventura, current Sox players like Paul Konerko, Chris Sale, and Alexei Ramirez, as well as Sox greats like Frank Thomas, Joe Crede and Jack McDowell, is an opportunity to collect autographs and attend seminars ranging in topic from the ’83 White Sox to an analysis of the current squad. SoxFest begins on Friday, January 25 and ends on Sunday, January 27. The festival is held at the Palmer House Hilton. Two-day, Saturday-only and Sunday-only passes are available. Two-day passes are $70, Saturday-only passes are $50, and Sunday-only passes are $35. For a complete schedule of events, click here. Watch an interview with new White Sox GM Rick Hahn on Chicago Tonight.

Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 726-7500

Hours:
Friday, January 25: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 26: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 27: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Enjoy an afternoon of cartoons and classical music with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as they perform pieces from classic cartoons in their show, Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony. Songs from Looney Tunes, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo will be featured in this world premiere season and anniversary concert. Show times are at 3:00 pm on both Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27. Due to the length and content of the program, this concert is recommended for ages 5 and up; infants will not be admitted. Available tickets range from $33 to $84.

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone 312-294-3000

Spring Flower Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory

Unhappy about Chicago’s first measurable snow in over 300 days? Remind yourself of things to come with the Lincoln Park Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show, a showcase of flowers in full bloom. The show features the direct descendants of the great Azaleas that once bloomed at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, spring flowering annuals and spring flowering perennials. The show is free to attend and is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
312.742.7736

5th Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago's Hip Hop Arts

Celebrate the diversity and social influence of Chicago Hip Hop this weekend with the 5th Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago's Hip Hop Arts, a festival that offers the opportunity to screen Hip Hop documentaries, watch B-Boy and B-Girl dance battles and listen to critically-acclaimed acts. The festivities are free until later in the evening. The evening’s concert features artists Sidewalk Chalk, Add 2 and Psalm One. Tickets for the evening concert are $15, $12 with a WBEZ membership and $10 for students. Free festivities start at 12:15 pm. The event is located at the Metro.

Metro
3730 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 549-4140