Things to do in Chicago in January

January 7, 2012 8:16:14 AM PST
The cold winter weather might make you want to hibernate, but it really shouldn't keep you holed up inside.

There are plenty of things to do in Chicago this month, and a lot of them are even free. Dorothy Coyle, executive director with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture was in our ABC7 studio to tell us about a few things that are going on in January.

1. Comedy in Chicago
- 11th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, January 5-15; Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.
- Second City's new UP Comedy Club, now open; 230 W. North Ave.

2. Chicago Cultural Center Art Exhibits
- The Wroclaw School of Printmaking, opening January 14; 78 E. Washington St., FREE
- Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection, opening January 28; 78 E. Washington St., FREE

3. Outdoor Fun
- 6th Annual Polar Adventure Days, January 21 & February 18; Northerly Island, 1400 S. Lynn White Dr., FREE
- Snow Days Chicago, Jan 27-29; Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., FREE

4. New Neighborhood Attractions
- The new Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, now open, 4450 N. Clark St. (Uptown)
- The new National Hellenic Museum, now open, 333 S. Halsted St. (Greektown)
- The Old Town School of Folk Music's new arts education facility, opening January 9, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lincoln Square)