Updated: January 29, 2014 5:58PM
Here are events worth getting out of the house from Jan. 29 to Feb. 12.
Suggestions include Chicago and Flossmoor.
Art Institute Of Chicago: On weekdays to Feb. 12, admission is free for Illinois residents at 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Recently opened exhibits include “Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness,” which runs to May 18; “Hiroshige’s Winter Scenes,” which continues to March 20; and “The Year of the Horse,” which continues to April 6. The Art Institute is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays. Information: (312) 443-3600 or artic.edu.
Kevin Luthardt, Children’s Author: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., hosts the author and illustrator of “When Edgar Met Cecil” (Peachtree Publishers) and other stories. He will talk about his book, explain how to get published and give a drawing demonstration from 7 to 8 p.m. His books will be available for purchase and signing. Educators are encouraged to attend this program for ages 7 and older. Information: (708) 798-3600 or flossmoorlibrary.org.