Top 5 Things to Do in Chicago this Week

Good news, Chicago Restaurant Week is being extended due to the Polar Vortex!

Keep it on your radar…
Pitchfork’sMidwinter February 15th – 17th
Verdi’s La Traviata at Lyric Opera February 15th – March 22nd

This Week’s Featured Happy Hour: Liqr Box
When: Tuesday – Sunday
Where: LIQR Box Chicago, 873 N. Orleans Street, Chicago IL 60654
Why: Two stories of psychedelic fun, LIQR Box is an adult fun house serving $4 bites and cocktails during their high-energy happy hour!
More infoLIQR Box


Top 5 Things to do in Chicago this Week

Chicago Restaurant Week
When: Extended through February 12th (Check Choose Chicago for a list of participating restaurants.)
Where: Various Locations
What: Don’t miss the biggest restaurant event of the year! Chicago Restaurant Week returns for two weeks of dining deals from hundreds of celebrated restaurants all across the city.
This year’s Chicago Restaurant Week will be the largest ever, with nearly 400 local restaurants participating. That includes over 100 first-time participants and 45 suburban restaurants.
The 12th annual culinary celebration features special prix fixe menus starting at $24 for brunch and lunch, and $36 and/or $48 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity). It’s the perfect excuse to visit an old favorite or try somewhere new.
More infoCheck out our Guide to Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Auto Show
When: February 9th – 18th
Where: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 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 111th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.
More info: Chicago Auto Show

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
When: February 9th – 18th
Where: Park West, 322 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL, 60614
Why: With film credits including “Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “The Fly,” “The Big Chill,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “Thor: Ragnarok;” theatre performances including “The Pillowman,” “Speed the Plow” and “Domesticated;” and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum also plays jazz with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Whether performing regularly at Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table and Stage, or elsewhere, Goldblum will take your questions, ask you trivia questions, and play classic jazz. These dates will feature Goldblum on piano, John Storie on guitar, Colin Kupka on tenor saxophone, Alex Frank on bass, Joe Bagg on organ and Kenny Elliott on drums.
More info: Park West

Toni Braxton “Long as I Live” Tour featuring SWV
When: Friday, February 15th
Where: Arie Crown Theater (McCormick Place), 2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60616Why: Her distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, POP, Jazz and Gospel became an instantaneous international sensation when she came forth with her first solo recording in 1992. Today, with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide and six Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation.
More infoBandsintown

Chicago Athletic Association Skate Nights
When: Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th
Where: 12 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
WhyChicago Athletic Association brings its roller skating nights back in February, this time with a LOVE theme. The two-night event features four different skating sessions, accompanied by different DJs each night. You can rent a pair of skates for $5, and treats and drinks will be available for purchase.
More infoChicago Athletic Association