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January 2020 events calendar for Chicago

Dig into January events in Chicago with our calendar of the best things to do, including picks from theater, art and music

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If you're anything like us, you're hoping to do more things, see more shows and enjoy more of Chicago in 2020. Luckily, January is packed with ways to start chipping away at your goals for the new year, with plenty of great events, concerts, theater and more amazing things to do. This month, you can see world-class comedy at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, plan a weekend getaway (or something a bit longer) at the Travel & Adventure Show or discover new music at the Tomorrow Never Knows festival. It's also a great time to embrace the cold weather take advantage of winter activities in Chicago like ice skating and curling. Get a strong start to 2019 with our guide to the best things to do in Chicago this January.

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