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15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Taproom Yoga, Pet Adoption Party, A Giant Maze And More

There's a variety of ways to start off your new year, from wellness events to art socials and mimosa parties.

You can flow through a 60-minute vinyasa session in a taproom, then follow it up with a beer.
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CHICAGO — You can start off the new year with a Saturday morning run, wellness festival, a Beyonce-themed mimosa party and more.

Here are 15 ways to kick off the first full weekend of 2023:

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One Tail at a Time is an animal rescue group.

One Tail At A Time’s 15th Birthday

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

One Tail At A Time Adoption Facilities, 2144 N. Wood St. and 1468 N. Ashland Ave.

To celebrate One Tail At A Time’s 15th anniversary, adoption costs for dogs and cats will be reduced to $15 this weekend. There will also be 15 percent off everything, including merchandise. For dogs, visit the adoption center at 2144 N. Wood St. For cats, visit Tortie & Co. at 1468 N. Ashland Ave. You can find more information on how to adopt here.

Parranda Navidena

6:30-10 p.m. Friday

National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.

The Hispanic Business Network is hosting this event. There will be food, drinks, music and raffles all night. Admission is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. You can buy tickets online.

Clay Sculpting Workshop

10-11 a.m. Saturday

National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.

Parents and toddlers are invited to take over the art studio this weekend. This clay workshop focuses on color, patterns and shapes featured in the “Surrounding Kahlo: Works from the Permanent Collection” exhibition. Attendees will create mini sculptures out of air-dry clay. A $20 donation is suggested to cover material costs. Space is limited, so email angela@nationalmusemofmexicanart.org to register.

‘Warrior Nori’ Book Launch

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Little Italy Branch, Chicago Public Library, 1336 W. Taylor St.

“Warrior Nori” follows a 5-year-old who has the power to block negativity, and she takes “Little Warriors” on adventures and teaches them how to stand up for themselves. During this launch party, there will be a story time, crafts and light snacks. Attendance is free, but you can reserve a spot here.

HollyMaze

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday

Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, 600 E. Grand Ave.

The holidays aren’t over yet. You can enjoy your favorite festive tunes, decorations and Christmas lights as you navigate through this maze at the Navy Pier. Learn more about the pop-up escape game here.

Ari Brown Quintet Concert

Various times Friday-Sunday

Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court

You can celebrate the first weekend of the year with a night of live jazz. You can buy $25-$40 tickets online.

Yoga At Midwest Brewing Co.

10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday

Midwest Coast Brewing Company, 2137 W. Walnut St.

Bring your own mat, water and ID to this 21-and-older yoga session — and you’ll be given by a craft beer of your choice from available supplies. You can buy $20 tickets for this beginner-friendly vinyasa flow here.

Winter Wellness Festival

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan St.

You can bike, strength train, dance, meditate and more at this health and wellness fest. There will be a variety of classes, plus local vendors to shop. Tickets are $35 online and $45 at the door.

International Coffee & Tea Tasting

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

3642 W. Belmont Ave.

Deaf Planet Soul, a Chicago-based nonprofit that serves and empowers people who are deaf and hard of hearing, is hosting an international coffee and tea tasting. Sip and sample Turkish coffee, North African mint tea, Mexican hot cocoa, Kurdish qazwan (pistachio coffee) and more. You can buy individual tickets for $20-$35 online.

Mimosas & Beyoncé Day Party

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Tree House Chicago, 149 W. Kinzie St.

This Queen B-inspired party will have mimosas, $5 on-theme shots and Beyoncé songs to dance as you drink. You can buy tickets for $20-$35 online.

Eve L. Ewing Book Signing

Noon-2 p.m. Saturday

The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St.

Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education, associate professor at the University of Chicago and award-winning author from Chicago. Ewing has written four books, several projects for Marvel Comics, co-authored a play and more. You’ll be able to meet her and shop her full collection of work this weekend.

Saturday Morning Run

7 a.m. Saturday

Agora Big Feet, 1135 S. Michigan Ave.

Step into the new year with a Saturday morning run. These weekly running sessions are open to people of all experiences and pace levels. The group usually runs 3-12 miles. You can reserve your spot for free online.

Plant-Based Wonderland

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

XMarket Uptown, 804 W. Montrose Ave.

Sample plant-based goodies from brands including Heywell, Koia, Moon Magic and more. Admission is free, but you can reserve a spot here.

New Year New You: Fitness, Mental Health And More

1-4 p.m. Saturday

735 E. 79th St.

This event organized by the Greater Chatham Initiative includes fitness tips, a mental health and art talk and more. Admission is free, but you can reserve a spot online. You can also visit a new photography exhibit in the neighboring Artists on the 9 at 737 E. 79th St.

Painting Social

1-3 p.m. Sunday

Pose Cultural Art Gallery, 2136 W. Chicago Ave.

Paint art and meet people at this Let’s Paint Chicago social. Space is limited, but you can secure a spot for $25 online.

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