Lincoln Park: Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to learn how to whip up a three-course dinner for your loved ones! Mark your calendars for A Feast for Sore Eyes: Valentine’s Day Three Course Dinner Class with Green City Market. Held at the Community Cooking School at Broadway Armory, the class is on Thursday February 7 from 6-9 pm. All class participants will take home recipes and learn to make the following menu items: Kale Caesar Salad, Roasted Sirloin with Chimichurri, Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots, and Molten Chocolate Cake with Fresh Cream. At the end of the instruction, the class will sit down for a community-style dinner! Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.
Bucktown and Wicker Park: It’s not too early to start planning for St. Patrick’s Day! Meet People Chicago presents St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl: The Five Saints Crawl! Bring out your favorite St. Paddy’s attire and get ready to be Irish for a day! And what better way to celebrate than FIVE massive and super fun bar crawls?? Meet People Chicago has five huge bar crawls in 5 Chicago neighborhoods; all you have to do is choose which you want to attend! After the crawls, everyone will converge for one giant after-party! Read about all the different crawls and pick yours here!
Lakeview: Want to do something a little different for Valentine’s Day this year? How about a 1920s Murder Mystery Party?! TopAct Events presents a special, suspense-filled evening full of secrets, surprise, and murder! The event is held at Room13, Old Chicago Inn’s very own Prohibition-era inspired speakeasy. It’s the 1920s and the Mob is at it once again— but this time, the top crime boss has been murdered, right here in Chicago! This event is improv inspired- you’ll get to play a suspect, detective, or witness, all while mingling with other guests! Each ticket includes themed appetizers, raffle prize giveaways, photography, all murder mystery materials, and a character sketch. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.
Edgewater: It’s time for the Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show! At this unique event, you’ll find more than 50 vendors showcasing vintage clothing, textiles, fabrics, jewelry, accessories, shoes, handbags, designer items, and much more. The show takes place at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church on Friday March 8 from 3-8 pm and Saturday March 9 from 10 am- 5 pm. Parking is $5 per vehicle per day. St. Andrews has an amazing kitchen and there will be spinach pie, paninis, desserts, beer, and wine! Bring your appetite! Admission is $8 and is good for both Friday and Saturday. Find more information here.
Logan Square: Are you a Game of Thrones fanatic? Mark your calendars for Game of Thrones Trivia Night at The Radler! On Thursday February 7 at 8 pm, it’s your chance to prove that you drink and know things! There will be free popcorn, $5 “Red Wedding” shots, GoT themed cocktails, and $15 Kolsch trays all night long. The first place winner will receive $100 cash, a Game of Thrones catan, a limited edition of Johnnie White Walker, and of course- bragging rights! Find more information on the event’s Facebook page.
Oak Park: Chicago’s celebrated Polish community is a vital part of our city’s spirit! Chicago Acapella presents a special concert celebrating the rich variety of music from Poland, both old and new. The singers will bring to life traditional folk songs and and compelling new works by rising Polish composers- including many making their North American debut! This captivating musical celebration of Poland is not to be missed! There will be four performances: Saturday February 9, Sunday February 10, Saturday February 16, and Sunday February 17. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO