The Year of the Tiger comes roaring in at the Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration and Navy Pier’s Chinese New Year, with dance performances, music, martial arts and a parade (1 p.m. along Argyle Street).
Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Argyle Street and Winthrop Avenue. Free / MAP
Navy Pier Chinese New Year: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at 600 E. Grand Ave. Free / MAP
Art, jewelry, candles, journals, apparel and homemade are among the wares for sale at the Pilsen Vendor Market.
Details: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Pilsen Art House, 1756 W. 19th St. Free / MAP
The annual Cocoa Crawl goes al fresco this year serving cocoa-inspired creations in heated tents, allowing visitors to stay warm as they stroll around town visiting participating businesses.
Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Long Grove, starting at the Visitors Center, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Free / MAP
Set in the year 2465, “Wellesley Girl” imagines a post-apocalyptic world in which every resident of a walled-in citadel is a member of Congress. When an unidentified army appears along the border, all members of Congress must put their personal agendas and petty bickering aside to decide the nation’s fate.
Details: Performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. $40; $35 for students and seniors / MAP
Trinity Irish Dance Company blends traditional and innovative Irish dance and music with its fancy footwork. The program will feature some of the group’s “greatest hits,” including “Soles,” a tribal and timeless rhythmic study and “Johnny,” the early work that altered the Irish dance landscape.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive. $38-$84 / MAP
Unsettling artwork, taxidermy, creepy jewelry and dead things in jars are among the items to feast your eyes on at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Horror & Oddities Market.
Details: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Village of Bridgeview Park District Office, 8100 Beloit Ave., Bridgeview. $5-$10 / MAP
7. Say hello
Furry, scaly, spiky and feathered animals are all waiting to greet you at Wild Fest. Launched in 2013, the annual event seeks to educate people and change perceptions about animals that have been feared or misunderstood.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Bolingbrook High School, 365 Raider Way, Bolingbrook. $10; $5 for students; Free for kids ages 3 and under / MAP
8. Be creative
A sunset art tour of new nature art installations are just part of the Winter Wonderland Community Art Event where you can huddle around the fire pit to create and enjoy art.
Details: 3-5 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 26 at Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St., Evanston. Free / MAP
Nearly 30 solo performers and 10 story collectives from across the country share powerful, personal stories during the 25th annual Fillet of Solo Festival. Performers include Stir-Friday Night!, a 24-year-old Chicago-based Asian American comedy group, and 80 Minutes Around the World: Immigration Stories, curated by 40-time Moth Slam winner Nestor Gomez.
Details: Streaming through Feb. 13; Name-your-price tickets.
Royal photographers Anwar Hussein and his sons, Zak and Samir, spent four decades working alongside “the people’s princess” and her family. They share their photographs and the never-before-told stories behind them in “Princess Diana: Accredited Access.”
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Feb. 27 at the Oakbrook Center, 2000 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook. $25-$37; $17-$25 for kids 12 and under / MAP
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