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

Culture, History, Science

Gold Myrtle Crown
A Gold Myrtle Crown Photo: © Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, Vergina


Through 4/10 The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. Admire more than 500 Hellenic artifacts from 21 Greek museums in this new exhibition exploring the country’s ancient past. Child friendly. General admission $13–$18 (free for children under 3); all-access passes $21–$31. 1400 S. Lake Shore. fieldmuseum.org


2/21–8/28 Nazi Olympics: Berlin, 1936. Believe it or not, Adolf Hitler promoted Germany as peaceful and tolerant while hosting the Summer Olympics in 1936, diverting attention from the anti-Semitic expansion of his regime. Exploring the racism, discrimination, and propaganda that influenced those games, the museum attempts to explain how Hitler fooled the world. $6–$12. 9603 Woods, Skokie. ilholocaustmuseum.org


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