Celebrating their 70th anniversary, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández showcases Mexican culture, music, dance and costumes through performances of ancient Aztec era and modern dances inspired by rituals, revolutions and festivals.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive. $38-$88 / MAP
Still need a gift for that special someone? Jewelry, greenery, pottery and vintage goods are among the wares for sale at the Valentine’s Pop-Up Market.
Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Time Out Market Chicago, 916 W. Fulton Market. Free / MAP
Get your heart pumping at Universal Sole’s Valentine’s Trail Challenge, a 4.5-mile course through Schiller Woods. Post-run, enjoy craft brews, seltzers and Will’s famous chili. Organizers advise bringing your own water and wearing cross country/track spikes or Yaktrax to navigate the course, which could include snow, mud and ice. Event is held rain or shine.
Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at Schiller Woods West, W. Irving Park Road east of Des Plaines River Road, Schiller Park. $45-$50 / MAP
Are you looking for a new book for your little one? More than 40 Black children’s authors from across the country will be at a book fair and expo that will also feature writer workshops, including how to write, sell and illustrate your own book.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd. Free / MAP
Millennium Park Ice Rink: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through March 6 at Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison streets. Free, reservation required; $13-$15 skate rental / MAP
Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through March 13 at 337 E. Randolph St. Free-$5, reservation required; $16-$22 skate rental / MAP
From tales of love gone wrong to the site of the St. Valentine’s Massacre, the Guns & Roses: Chicago’s Bloody Valentine Tour highlights the Windy City’s past crime history.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 520 S. Michigan Ave. $49 / MAP
Spread the love at the Valentine’s Day Festival, where kiddos can enjoy music, candy and themed cards.
Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Anderson Park, 3748 S. Prairie Ave. Free / MAP
Dance Chicago performers’ fancy footwork is on display in “Dances From the Heart,” which features an array of dance styles from hip-hop to tap and jazz to urban fusion and more.
Details: 7 p.m. doors open Saturday at the Athenaeum Center, 2936 N. Southport Ave. $27-$43 / MAP
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Colorful floats, traditional lion and dragon dancing teams and marching bands usher in the Year of the Tiger in the Chicago Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade.
Details: 1 p.m. parade steps off Sunday at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue and proceeds north along Wentworth Avenue. Free / MAP
The classic film “Casablanca” gets a new soundtrack courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ticket holders can attend a free conversation before the show featuring conductor Richard Kaufman.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. $65 and up / MAP
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