Mark your calendars and check the temperature for the upcoming 11th annual Lakeview Polar Plunge! You may think it’s crazy taking a diving into the lake at Oak Street Beach at the end of January, but it’s to help two families in need and other people will be doing it too! Participants should arrive at the beach by 11am because at Noon you will be running towards the water for you’re plunge!
When you’re finally done with your dip, I don’t think you’re going to want to stay in there and “get use to the water” so you can warm up at the after-party at Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill. For just $30.00 you will get all-you-can-drink beer, liquor, wine, and appetizers and a raffle with prizes from local companies!
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge here are some helpful hints and if you’re not you should come cheer others on!
It’s January 26th, 1967 in Chicago and snow has been falling for five hours. Four inches of snow had been predicted, but it’s clearly risen above that calculation. You’re caught in a carpool in the middle of the blizzard with three work rivals. The good news is if they freeze to death before you do then that sweet promotion you’ve been waiting for is right at your fingertips! This is the melodrama that follows created by Chicago veteran Jon Steinhagen and directed by Russ Tutterow the Artistic Director of the Chicago Dramatists. Blizzard ’67 is sure to keep you warm and cozy as you enjoy the mind games played by four businessmen inside of a car during the blinding Windy City blizzard of 1967. Watch these strong men crumble under the pressure of the devastating blizzard and enjoy the psychological changes they go through during the storm.
Celebrate the chilling 45th anniversary of the blizzard that covered Chicago streets in 23 inches of snow and shut down activity for nearly 4 days in January. Bundle up and head out to see Blizzard ’67 in the Chicago Dramatists Theatre at 1105 West Chicago Ave. The play takes place inside one of the 50,000 abandoned cars in the city on that unforgettable day. Blizzard ’67 opens on Jan. 5th and runs through Feb. 12th playing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. For more information visit http://bit.ly/w6WSLH.