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Compiled by Ashmar Mandou

Ice Skating in Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Through March 8th

Skate under the Chicago skyline at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park. Admission to the rink is free, and you can rent skates for $13–$15. The most popular time to hit the rink is in the evening, so show up earlier if you don’t feel like waiting in line for your chance to slide around. Take advantage of free skating lessons on Fridays at 11am and Saturdays and Sundays at 9am. If it seems too warm to skate, call ahead—this rink is open through March 8, weather permitting.

Chicago Volunteer Expo
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Through February 23rd

Want to give back to your community but don’t know how to get started? This expo features more than 75 nonprofits that are looking for help, from social-justice groups to environmental organizations. Attendees can also participate in “speed volunteering” at the expoby helping construct sleeping mats for the homeless, creating cards for kids in hospitals and bringing donations for a canned food drive.

Polar Adventure Days
Northerly Island, Museum Campus
Through February 29th

Enjoy a free journey through Chicago’s natural winter wonderland during one of three Polar Adventure Days on Northerly Island. Visitors will be able to check out birds of prey from the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, make nature-inspired winter crafts and see Siberian huskies and wolves. If there’s snow on the ground, you can also strap on a pair of snowshoes and trudge around the island.

Chicago Theater Week
Various Locations
Through February 23rd

This 11-day celebration of Chicago’s vast theater scene returns for its eighth year with more than 100 productions at institutions throughout the city—from Goodman and Steppenwolf to iO and the Second City. With dozens of dramas, comedies, ballets and musicals to see, there’s something for everyone. Patrons can catch productions at the deeply discounted rate of $15 or $30 (or less, in some cases).

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