CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Chicago Loop, Lincoln Square, Evanston

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Join HealthSource of Wicker Park at Easy Bar for a morning of Sip and Savasana! Renee Krystek will teach a one hour vinyasa yoga flow and then the first round is on HealthSource! Bring your own yoga mat and they’ll supply the rest! The class is Monday February 11 at 7 pm and tickets are just $5. Get yours here!

Lakeview: This Must Be The Band is playing two shows of Talking Heads songs at the Vic Theatre! On Friday February 15 and Saturday February 16, the doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 and the show is for 18 years of age and older. These shows are a benefit for the people of Yemen. Find more information about the shows and purchase your tickets here.

Lincoln Park: Want to sharpen your knife skills? You’ve got to check out the hands-on class “To the Point: Knife Skills for Beginners” on Saturday February 16 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Green City Market’s own Chef Educator Lisa Kalabokis will teach you how to properly break down several items through mastering basic knife skills, knife safety, how to hold a knife, and how to care for them. All participants will take home the fruits of their labor, including a recipe that will utilize all of their freshly prepped ingredients from the class. This class is for 18 years of age and older. The class is $30 and will be held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Purchase your tickets here.

Chicago Loop: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your honey is fun, but celebrating with your ladies can’t be beat! Throughout February, Commons Club is hosting Galentine’s Day Upside Down Tea Parties every Saturday. They’re trading in traditional Earl Grey for teapots filled with Jenwey Tea boozy cocktails, unlimited mimosas, tunes from your favorite divas, and tea towers with sweet and savory treats. This fantastic event takes place on Saturdays February 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 1-4 pm. 2 hour tea packages for 1 person are $50 and $90 for 2 people. Each package includes one boozy tea cocktail, tea bites, and bottomless mimosas for each guest. Buy your tickets here!

Lincoln Square: Artango Bar & Steakhouse has a beautiful Valentine’s Day evening planned! On February 14 from 5-10 pm, you can enjoy a special Valentine’s Day Dinner and Live Latin Jazz Music. You’ll eat a romantic dinner, sip on delicious cocktails, and experience amazing live Latin jazz. The menu includes Oxtail and Artichoke Empanadas, Lobster Bisque, Quinoa Risotto, Rib Eye with Homemade Chimichurri, Chocolate Cake, Flan, and much more. The prix fixe menu is $65 per person and is available from February 14-17. Space is limited, please call 872. 208.7441 for additional information. Find additional information here.

Evanston: Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why not check out the “Love is Blind Wine Tasting Class”? On Wednesday February 13 from 6-8 pm, join Alpana Singh as she teaches you the elements of blind tasting. By removing the influences of label and price point, you’ll be able to judge the wine on its own merit. In this entertaining crash course, you’ll learn quick and easy tips to improve your everyday wine enjoyment. You’ll learn how to assess a wine’s appearance, nose, and palate. Alpana will then walk you through the process of putting these clues together to best determine the wine’s provenance and region. The evening begins with a seated tutorial of three wines. Then you’ll put your new skills to the test with a blind tasting challenge of three additional wines and a chance to win a $100 Terra and Vine Gift Certificate! Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.