A little birdie told me there’s a good chance love may be in the air this weekend in Chicago!  Here’s why:

This Saturday (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) be a part of Cupid’s Undie Run taking place at Sluggers Sports Bar (3540 N. Clark St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.  Brave the cold for a “brief,” mile(ish) fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party!  It’s the nation’s largest pantless party run to raise money for neurofibromatosis (a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 births).  Undies are encouraged, but if that’s not your style, a costume will do.  Just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards too)!!

If you haven’t found an appropriate Valentine yet, Pint (1547 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in the Wicker Park is hosting a Valentine’s Day Nuts and Bolts Party on Saturday (8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.).  This is a party where guys receive a “Bolt” upon arrival and ladies receive a “Nut.”  Then take your nut or bolt and search everyone in the room until you’ve found your perfect fit and match!  Take those matches to the host table and receive a new nut or bolt as well as raffle tickets for great prizes.  Then get back out there and find a new fit to get additional raffle tickets!!  Good Luck!

Here’s a fun and unique event to take your Valentine to – The Murder Mystery Burlesque Revue:  My Bloody Valentine at the Elbo Room (2871 N. Lincoln Ave.) in the Lakeview neighborhood on Saturday (8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.).  It’s an immersive burlesque show where guests put on their detective hat as the cast takes off their clothes to reveal the clues to this mysterious investigation!  Will you be able to figure out who the murderess is in this improv-comedy burlesque show?  The first winner gets a free drink with the producers after the show!  Happy investigating!!

If you haven’t been able to usher in the “Year of the Pig” with a traditional Chinese New Year Celebration yet, then Global Connections: Chinese New Year awaits you this Saturday (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.).  Head over to the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) in the Streeterville neighborhood for an afternoon celebrating the Chinese New Year.  This vibrant display of cultural expression features festive décor, bold costumes, customary live dance, music, and more!  Plus authentic Chinese cuisine from Furama Restaurant will be available for purchase!!

Wrapping up another year this Monday (President’s Day) is the Chicago Auto Show at the McCormick Place Complex (2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.) in the South Loop.  The largest auto show in North America features a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks, sports utility vehicles, and experimental or concept cars.  In fact, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display.  This year, attendees have the chance to test-drive vehicles at four indoor test tracks as well as six outdoor ride and drives.  Plus there’s so much more for families to do on the floor of the show!  I bet there’s a lot of love in the air at this event!!

Look Out for Cupid’s Arrow!  You Just Might Get Struck!!