CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Andersonville, Evanston

Lakeview: Looking for a new trivia spot? Mad River Bar & Grille is the place for you! Located at 2909 N. Sheffield, the bar hosts Sporcle Trivia on Tuesday nights. What is Sporcle, you ask? Sporcle is your host for your pub trivia experience. Your team registers to play with the host- it’s free to register. You can play alone or with friends! Sporcle plays two games a night that clock in at just under an hour each. Sporcle’s partnered venues supply gift cards to the top two teams in each game! Mad River will provide BOGO half off appetizers, $3 Crispin, $4 select draft beers, $4 Absolut, and $5 Fireball. Come and get your trivia on!

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Join the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce for their first networking mixer with the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. The mixer is on Wednesday, February 7 from 6 to 8 pm at Concord Music Hall. DJ’s will be spinning music while you check out some favorite vendors from the upcoming Health Expo and Rejuvenation Crawl (held in April). Ipsento Coffee is providing mini donuts, there will be small bites from Violet Hour, Big Star, and samplings from Restaurant Week participants Dove’s Luncheonette and Publican Anker. There will also be cocktails! If you are a non-member, tickets are $10 and can be purchased ahead of time here. If you are a WPB member, log in to RSVP with your complimentary tickets here.

Lincoln Park: Still need plans for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re planning a night for your special someone or just looking for unique things to do, Lincoln Park has something for everyone! Suuri Design is offering some fantastic jewelry deals: $15 off your purchase of $50 or more, $25 off your purchase of $100 or more, and $50 off your purchase of $200 or more. White Oak Tavern (1200 W. Webster) has a special 4-course prix fixe menu. The delicious meal is $58 per person and can be enhanced with a wine pairing menu for $35 per person. Want date night and a show? Head to the famous Steppenwolf Theatre and see “Open Heart Surgery 2: Invasive Procedures”. In this collaboration with WildClaw Theatre, they explore matters of the heart in original comedic bits and pieces.

Gold Coast: Mark your calendars for Raising the Stakes for Vision, the Chicago Lighthouse’ 2nd Annual Poker and Casino night. Held on Thursday March 1, doors open at 5:30 pm and the cards fly at 7 pm. The event is at Gibson’s Steakhouse (1024 N Rush St) and features charitable casino games, Gibson’s signature dinner, premium cocktails, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, desserts, and over $20,000 in prizes! Proceeds support the programs and services of The Chicago Lighthouse North in Glenview for people of all ages in the north/northwest suburbs who are blind, visually impaired, disables, and Veterans. Get your tickets now! Early Bird prices end February 19: $150 for casino guests and $200 for poker players. All prices will increase by $50 at the door. Find more information and purchase your tickets here!

Andersonville: Andersonville is ready to give back- and you can be too! Andersonville businesses are joining together to donate 14% of their sales to a variety of charities and non-profits from February 9 to the 14. “With Love From Andersonville” signs will be posted on the doors of participating businesses and will indicate which charity/non-profit the business is donating to. Participating businesses include Appellation/Pastoral, City Olive, Foursided, KOVAL Distillery, and Women and Children First Bookstore. Find the full list here!

Evanston: Dads, order your corsage and invite your daughters to this special Daddy-Daughter Dance! Held at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, the event will feature light refreshments, fun activities, and dancing! You and your daughter will have a special, memorable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. There will be a special photo area set up for taking Daddy-Daughter photos. Admission is $5 per person and both dads and daughters need to register.