24 Best Recurring Virtual Events Happening in Chicago Right Now

Looking for a new activity to fill the hours at home? Chicago still has tons of things to do, even if you can’t go out and experience them. With virtual events, tours, classes, and workshops, you are sure to find something to amuse yourself with during the shelter in place order. Here are 24 of the best recurring virtual events happening in Chicago!

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Little Squirrels Storytime Storytime

Hosted by American Writers Museum with featured Storytellers rotating each week
Saturdays at 10:30 am


At Home With The Auditorium Theatre

Performances on Sundays at 6 pm
Video conversations with Program Manager Denise Santomauro on Wednesdays at 6 pm

Sondheim at 90 Roundtime

Hosted by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber and other talented guests
Saturdays at 7 pm


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Best Virtual Drag Brunches

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Historic Happy Hour For Curious People

Hosted by Chicago Detours
Every weekday at 6 pm

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360 Sky Yoga

Tuesdays at 6 pm


Virtual Food Tour Series

Hosted by Bobby’s Bike Hike
Fridays at 6 pm

Drop-in Online Improv Classes

Hosted by The Second City Training Center comedy pros
Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

Photo Credit: The Second City Facebook

Improv House Party

Hosted by Second City talent and alumni
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7 pm

Zoom Virtual Variety Show

Hosted by Jeff Durocher and Howard Wallach
Thursdays at 7 pm


Mandala Markers Festival: Mandala South Asian Performing Arts

Hosted by various guests each week including Sameer Patel (conductor) and Ashwaty Chennat (choreographer) and with performances
Fridays at 8 pm

ReCeSz for Kidz at ComedySportz

30-minute break to play, dance, and imagine with the training center teachers
Weekdays at 12 pm

Photo Credit: Porchlight Music Theatre Facebook

Movie Musical Monday

Hosted by Porchlight’s Casting Manager Christopher Pazdernik and guests

ComedySportz Show: Comedy for Everyone

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and 9:30 pm

Dance Health Month by See Chicago Dance (SCD)

Hosted by SCD and their partner, Chicago Dancers United
Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Wine Wednesdays with Spiaggia Restaurant

Hosted by Rachael Lowe
Wednesdays at 6 pm

The Wednesday Works Break Show

Hosted by The Second City
Thursdays at 12 pm

Film Center From Your Sofa

Hosted by Gene Siskel Film Center with various guests
Saturdays at 6 pm

Photo Credit: ABLE Ensemble Facebook

Comedy of Errors: The Web Series

Hosted by A.B.L.E.’s teen ensembles
Mondays at 7 pm

Cigarette Sandwich: Power Hour

Hosted by the Annoyance Theatre
Every other Saturday at 9 pm

Monet and Chicago

Hosted by the Art Institute of Chicago
June 1 – June 25

Tools of the Trade

An exhibit hosted by the American Writers Museum
May 22 – June 13

Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo Facebook

Beer & Conservation: A Virtual Happy Hour

Hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo
Thursday at 5:30 PM

Virtual Tours

Hosted by Hillary, owner of Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Fridays (5 pm), Saturdays (11 am), and Sundays (11 am)

CAC Live series

Hosted by Chicago Architecture Center Online program
Various dates and times
$8 plus fees


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