The usual list is out there, visit the Zoo, Navy Pier, all the Museums, (and I agree) but what if you took time to shake up the tradition and visit more places in Chicago this winter.  Here is a unique #ChicagoRadio top things to do this winter list by @NicoleCabell


Take a great holiday individual or family photo in front of your favorite Chicago landmark with @360Beyond (A unique Chicago Photographer and small business (indoor or outdoor photos).  He sets up a photo shot like no other, $75 Winter Photo Special, can be delivered to your email inbox within 48 hours after editing. His photo of the Chicago Bean or whatever you’d like to call it is featured at the top of the page and a pic of that he calls “The Sky Is The Limit” is featured below. 360beyond@gmail.comDSC_0147.jpg


  • Stony Island Arts Bank


The South Shore Cultural Center, in Chicago, Illinois, is a cultural facility located at 71st Street and South Shore Drive, in the city’s South Shore neighborhood. It encompasses the grounds of the former South Shore Country Club. Wikipedia

Address: 7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649

Opened: 1908

Area: 65 acres

Phone: (773) 256-0149


Dusable Museum

Celebrate Kwanzaa 2015 (Open to all)

740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 947-0600


Saturday, December 26th, Umoja– Unity

Sunday, December 27th, Kujichagulia– Self Determination and Ujima– Collective Work & Responsibility

Tuesday, December 29th, Ujamaa– Cooperative Economics and Nia– Purpose

Wednesday, December 30th, Kuumba– Creativity and Imani– Faith

Location: Ames Auditorium


Michigan Avenue from Water Tower Place to Roosevelt

Instead of going to the Magnificent Mile (for self)

Volunteer to take a low income child who has never been up and down the mile at night

Look at the wonder and joy in their eyes, tell them they could own a business there one day

Carol with them, buy hot chocolate, buy them the gift that you intended to by yourself


Harlem Globetrotters

Family basketball show

December 29 – 30, 2015

The famous Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.


Lakeview Polar Bear Club Polar Plunge
When: Jan. 30
Where: Oak Street Beach, 1000 N. Lakeshore Drive
Hours: Plunge begins at 12 p.m., but participants should arrive by 11 a.m.
Admission: Early registration/donation is $30 per swimmer, and regular registration is $40 per swimmer. The event is free to watch, but donations are encouraged.
What It’s About: Every year since 2002 LBPC has been raising funds for families dealing with crises by jumping into Lake Michigan in the dead of winter.


eta Creative Arts Foundation, Inc.
7558 S South Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619-2644 – Phone: (773) 752-3955

Repairing a Nation by Nikkole Salter 11/13/15 – 1/3/16

Lois Davis’ family suffered tremendous losses throughout the burning of “Black Wall Street” during the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921. 80 years later, she pressures her family to join a class- action suit for reparations; she could really use the money. A fun holiday celebration takes a dramatic turn when a family member’s past deception forces a “reparations” issue within the family. Playwright Nikkole Salter probes the wounds of inequity and flawed relationships to offer an opportunity to right a wrong and heal a family.


Black Ensemble Theater New Years Eve 2015

4450 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640



If You haven’t tried their food, you must!

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant
6120 N Broadway, Edgewater, Chicago 773 338 6100
7537 N Clark Street, Rogers Park, Chicago 773 764 2200

Mon – Thurs and Sun 11am to 10:00pm, Fri and Sat 11am to 11:30pm


Escape Artistry

  • Flatiron Arts Building
  • 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 350
  • Box Office (773) 789-9535 // Mon-Fri // 10a-5p

December 24, 2015 – Jan. 30, 20

You and 9 others are trapped in The Railcar and must solve clues to escape within an hour at the Flatiron Arts Building.

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I have been told, “You are sitting on gold with that mind and voice of yours.” So I use it to inspire others. Until next time, I’m Nicole Cabell.

Nicole Cabell


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