Because halftime is over and we need something else to look forward to.
FREE MONTH AT THE FIELD MUSEUM
When: Until the end of the month.
Where: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Why: Free for Illinois residents at The Field Museum. Illinois residents also have the opportunity to see ticketed exhibitions and 3D films at a special price. Choose a Discovery Pass and see one special exhibition or 3D film, or see it all with an All-Access Pass! Discounted passes must be purchased on arrival at The Field Museum and are not available online in advance.
More info: The Field Museum
CHICAGO BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK
When: Through February 13th
Where: Various locations throughout Chicagoland
Why: First, this is the event’s first year. Chicago Black Restaurant Week was designed to create a platform for African American Owned Eateries (in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs) to be recognized and patronized. There are quite a few hidden gems. Get to know just who they are!
More info: Chicago Black Restaurant Week
North Face Mountain Athletics Training
When: Thursday, February 11th at 6:30p
Where: Millennium Monument
Why: Be a part of free Mountain Athletics training sessions held every Thursday in Chicago. Each session will be led by two The North Face trainers who will take you through workouts aimed to prepare you to achieve your outdoor goal, whether it’s finishing an Endurance Challenge, becoming a stronger skier, or summiting a 14er. IT’S FREE, BUT BE SURE TO REGISTER!
More info: Eventbrite
Daley at Thalia Hall
When: Thursday, February 11th at 7 p.m.
Where: 1807 S. Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608
Why: Behind the signature black frames and hair, lies honesty and truth of voice increasingly rare in today’s musical landscape – it is for this reason Daley has continued to rise on his journey to becoming budding future-soul prodigy.
Revisit our 2014 exclusive interview with Daley here: http://chicagoings.com/daley/
More info: Thalia Hall
Chicago Auto Show
When: Saturday, February 13th through Sunday, February 21st
Where: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Why: First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. For details, see our events calendar.
More info: Chicago Auto Show
Check out my award winning (and sickeningly cheesy) Vine from last year’s show: