THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – It’s February – It’s Cold – It’s Snowing!

Believe it or not, a great weekend is in store for Chicagoans! We are climbing the walls already and really need to get out; even though it’s February, it’s cold, and it’s snowing!

Nestled in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is a winter block party now that the 2018 Winter Olympic Games are officially on.  The Retro Ski Lodge Block Party “Winter Olympics Edition” is this Saturday with all participating venues opening their doors at 10:00 a.m.  It’s a retro-ski meets Winter Olympic-themed bash not to be missed.  General admission (Olympic Village) tickets include admission to all venues, one drink voucher for the crawl, DJ and Olympic watching entertainment, opening and closing ceremonies, access to drink specials, shot skis, Yeti sightings, charity donation, and much more!  Patrons are encouraged to dress in their Olympic attire such as neon, spandex, goggles, ear muffs, and leg warmers.  The first 400 will receive free Retro Ski Lodge sunglasses.  There’s no better “festive” viewing party around!!

Chicago’s largest and coolest pizza festival is coming this Saturday to the Ravenswood Event Center (4043 N. Ravenswood Ave.).  The Chicago Pizza Party features 20 of Chicago’s top pizza restaurants serving up slices of their best pies ($2/slice) and vying for the title of “Best Pie in Chi!”  There are two sessions:  all ages (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) and 21+ event (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.).  Guests can also expect a rooftop dessert lounge, local breweries, fun games, and top DJs!

For one day only (Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), you can roll right out of bed and go straight to The Pajama Crawl in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.  Tickets include admission, a breakfast buffet, three $4 gift cards to use on the crawl, giveaways, and more!  After-party will be at Moe’s Cantina River North.  Just mention you’re there for “The Pajama Crawl” between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. for two free gift cards to use from 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.  Before midnight, you get one gift card.  Don’t forget your slippers!!

Reminder – Valentine’s Day is Wednesday!  Here’s what’s going on this weekend before Valentine’s:

No Pants!  No Problem!  Cupid’s Undie Run is this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at John Barleycorn (3524 N. Clark St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.  Join in the nation’s largest pants-less party and “brief” fun run in your undies to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis (a genetic disorder that affects children).  In fact, 100% of the net proceeds go to #ENDNF!  And, if undies aren’t your thing, wear a costume!  Be a part of something great!!

WAMI LIVE INC and Meet People Chicago will be hosting their Valentine’s Day Masquerade Party Saturday (8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) at the Hubbard Inn (110 W. Hubbard St.) in the River North neighborhood.  Come dressed to impress as prizes will be awarded for Best Male and Female Masque.  Ticket includes admission, a complimentary drink, and drink specials.  Plus, you can enter to win the contest for Best and Sexiest Masquerade Mask for men and women!

It’s time to pawty with your dog at the For Paws Club Valentine’s Pawty on Saturday (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) at the Pooch Hotel (1214 W. Monroe St.) in the West Loop.  This indoor pawty not only features a Kissing Booth photo op, a Valentine Card making station, a curated collection of Chicago vendors and more, but 100% of the proceeds will benefit felines and canines!  Plus, Felines & Canines will be available to answer your questions about their organization and have fashionable swag for sale!!

Are You Climbing the Walls Already?