Logan Square: If the polar plunge wasn’t enough and you really love to embrace Old Man Winter with some class, we have the spot for you in Logan Square. La Boulangerie on West Logan Boulevard is offering patrons the opportunity to really chill out by dining in an igloo while enjoying the delicious food. Don’t worry; it’s heated and decked out with blankets and furniture. This cool experience is $29 per person, and you will usually need a reservation Find more info here.
Wicker Park and Bucktown: On February 23, break out your skates and head to 1425 N. Damen in Wicker Park between 9 am and 8 pm for the WickerICE event. As long as the ice is frozen and volunteers are at hand, enjoy a fun-filled day of skating and lessons at this event created by the Wicker Park Advisory Council. The best part? It’s free! Find more info here.
Lincoln Square: You may not be able to hop a plane and take in the lush green fields of Scotland this winter, so why not take in one of the country’s most significant exports- scotch! On February 8, between 7 pm – 8:30 pm at Vom Fass in Lincoln Square, take part in the Tour of Scotland showcasing scotch from each region of the country. Tickets are $35. Find more info here.
Evanston: If you’re going to enjoy the sweet symphonic sounds of Beethoven, why not do it in the beautiful confines of a mansion. “A Beethoven Celebration” takes place on Sunday, February 9, at 6 pm at the Charles Gates Dawes mansion in Evanston. The concert features cellist Lars Hoefs, violinist John McFarlane and pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion performing Beethoven’s Archduke Piano Trio in honor of the composer’s 250th birth year anniversary. Tickets are $30. Find more info here.
Lincoln Park: Savor Lincoln Park 2020 features dozens of this Chicago neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars, offering their finest food and beverages all under one roof! The event takes place at Theater on the Lake on February 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm. General admission is $40. Find more info here.
River North: It’s February in Chicago, so no one really wants to get out of his or her pajamas to go outside. Luckily, you won’t have to in River North at the Boozin’ in Your Onesie Bar Crawl taking place on February 15 from 3 pm to 10 pm. Break out your classic flannel pj’s or go all out in a onesie while having a great time visiting a plethora of bars, including Bounce, Tunnel, and Joy District. Tickets are $19.99. Find more info here.
Eric Kaplan and Dean’s Team Chicago