How to Relax on Black Friday

Thanksgiving gives birth to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday. Like any astronomical beginning, it starts with a big bang. Black Friday glows with one time only bargains, and a promise of the best holiday deals. All this commotion can turn into a stressful day. Luckily, Zealous Good is here to make things easier. Whether it’s connecting you to a local nonprofit or keeping you sane through the holidays, we’re your guys.

Below we’ve listed 8 fun and relaxing Black Friday events to enjoy with friends and family. Chicago boasts a diverse culture and it’s important, even in this hectic time of year, to take advantage of the city’s offerings.

1. DuSable Museum – A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis
Enjoy a mixed media installation focused on woman and children affected by lack of clean water.

740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637

2. Second City – Second City’s Nutcracking Holiday Revue
Take a break from traditional holiday shows with improvised sketches based on the most wonderful time of year.

1616 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Lincoln Park Zoo – ZooLight Display
Be mesmerized by the lights on display at Lincoln Park Zoo. You can stroll through the technicolor forest, take pictures with santa, and watch live ice carving.

2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

4. The Bourgeois Pig CafĂ© – Coffee and Sandwiches
Enjoy a snack at this relaxing restaurant. It has two floors and plenty of space to sit back and enjoy a coffee or tea.

738 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

5. MusicBox Theater – Tron
Relax in a vintage theater. Catch the Disney Classic, Tron, about programs and users duking it out inside a computer.

3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, Il 60613

6. Daley Plaza – Christkindlmarket Chicago
Enjoy mulled spice wine in a re-creation of the German holiday celebration.

On Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop
(between Dearborn, Washington and Clark Street)

7. Hyde Park Art Center – Bette Cerf Hill: String Theory
Visually striking metaphors for the scientific notion of String Theory. This is Bette Cerf’s first installation at the Hyde Park Art Center.

5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

8. Frankies – Pizzeria 5th Floor
Delicious, classic, brick oven pizzas in the 900 Building off Michigan Ave. Restaurant offers great views towards Michigan Ave.

900 N Michigan Ave
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Zealous Good has created a fast, easy, and simple way to donate your goods. This Black Friday when you need a break from the shopping. Visit our site, and explore how easy it is to donate this holiday season.

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