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The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsFebruary 2016

Best of the Rest

Lunar New Year Parade
The Lunar New Year Parade Photo: Courtesy of Chicago Chinatown Special Events

FESTIVALS AND PARADES

LATINO THEATRE FESTIVAL

2/15–29 Goodman artistic director Robert Falls, local playwright Seth Bockley, and a host of off-Loop theater companies team up for this in-depth look at a wide range of Latino writers. The fest will feature panel discussions and readings focused on playwrights Jose Rivera, Maria Irene Fornes, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, among others. Various prices and locations. goodmantheatre.org

LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE

2/14 at 1 Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with marching bands, lion dancers, and a 90-foot dragon. 24th and Wentworth. ccc-foundation.org

INTERVIEWS, LECTURES, READINGS

LOUDER THAN A BOMB

2/13–3/19 Billed as the largest youth poetry slam festival in the world, this month-long event pits high school poetry teams against each other. Various prices and locations. youngchicagoauthors.org

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