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By Moira Lawler | March 31, 2016 | Lifestyle
Chicagoans are no strangers to less-than-ideal weather. But it’s hard to get bummed when there are still plenty of things to do. Here, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of what to eat, drink, see, and do on a rainy day in the city—and only one involves a rain dance.
These three must-try spa treatments are waiting.
A new ‘do is one way to get a brighter outlook.
The Desert House will remind you of sunnier days to come.
Jason Peterson’s photos will inspire you to capture Chicago in a whole new light.
We’ve got five suggestions for the best masks to try for glowing skin.
Call on Postmates to deliver a sammy from The Eastman Egg Company. The Scoundrel features eggs, turkey, and spinach on a pretzel roll to leave you satisfied without leaving your apartment.
A rainy day is the perfect time to finally check out “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” at the Art Institute.
Book a helicopter ride over the city. But wait for a clear day to catch skyline views.
Here are five fitness guru-approved moves.
Finally catch Chicago classics like The Fugitive, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and The Blues Brothers.
The 360 Chicago Observation Deck at the Hancock Building just launched a 606 Resident Appreciation Rate. With 50 percent off for locals, it’s the perfect spot to watch the storm brewing.
Trust us: This is the day to do it. And these storage solutions can help you stay tidy.
Just snag a table at one of these Instagram-friendly restaurants.
Or at least sign up for one of the city’s dance-inspired workouts. We like the classes at MaZi Dance Fitness Centre.
Plan on spending the rest of the gloomy day in a food coma after a stint at Lao Sze Chuan’s lunch buffet.
You’ll never run out of dining and shopping options. And the Tax-Free Weekend Event from April 15 to April 17 makes it a real no-brainer.
Bar Toma in the Gold Coast offers two-hour pizza-tossing classes that’ll leave you feeling like a pro.
Peter Vestinos from Sparrow shows you how.
But catch up with Isidora Goresher first.
Brooklyn Boulders offers a learn-the-ropes rock climbing class for $79. Don’t worry—it’s indoors.
Start by making your own predictions on which food trends are “out.”
We suggest reading All Things Cease to Appear at C.C. Ferns. You’ll be so wrapped up in the plot that you’ll forget the nasty weather outside.
Starting with 10 unbelievable Chicago sunrooms.
The rainy afternoon will slip away when you’re ogling the pastas in Eataly.
Here are three wines to try.
Book a CorePower Yoga class featuring an exclusive playlist from Chicago DJ Lani Love. Her house, disco, and hip-hop mix will be played at select classes through June.
RH has 70,000 square feet of luxe décor and an equally well-designed café so you can make a day of it.
Downton Abbey costumes can be found at The Driehaus Museum until May 29.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago brings The King & I to the stage from April 29 to May 22.
We’ve got five ideas on how to do it.
And then sign up for Rent the Runway’s new Unlimited service for when you’re in a pinch.
Consult Millennium Park’s schedule and start counting down for Thelma & Louise.
Rainy weekend? Settle into one of Tortoise Club’s tufted leather booths on Friday and Saturday nights for live jazz.
Order the Off-Menu Bloody Mary from Buck’s in Wicker Park. The fried chicken and deviled egg garnishes make it a meal in our book.
Trust us. Channing’s Studio & Spa will work magic on your brows.
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