CLOSINGS
The Radler (Logan Square), 2375 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Last day: February 24th.
Grab a schnitzel at one of Kari’s favorite LS restaurants.
Source: Chicago Tribune

MOVING
Le Colonial (Gold Coast), 57 E. Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Open date: “End of February”
After over 20 years on Rush Street, this Gold Coast favorite is reopening just steps away, between Harry Winston and the new Chanel boutique. The latter is expected to open “soonish.”
Source: Chicago Magazine

Which Museums are free on Presidents Day in Chicago?*

Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605; (312) 922-7827

The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605; (312) 922-9410

Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605; (312) 939-2438

 

More Free Museum Days in February

Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605; (312) 922-7827

February 18-21, 26-28

Art Institute of Chicago,  111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 443-3600

Free Winter Weekdays 2019

February 19–22

Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637; (773) 684-1414

February 4–7, 11–14, 19–21, 25–28

The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605; (312) 922-9410

February 1-28

Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605; (312) 939-2438

Every weekday in February

*Available for Illinois residents

Maude's Liquor Bar in Chicago
Maude’s Liquor Bar in Chicago’s West Loop

This Week’s Featured Chicago Happy Hour: Maude’s Liquor Bar When: Tuesday – Thursday 5p – 10p; Friday and Saturday 5p – 11p Where: Maude’s Liquor Bar, 840 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607; (312) 243-9712 Why: All of the intrigue and cocktail philosophy of Violet Hour without the hype and ridiculous wait times (usually). Enjoy a side of fries (pomme frites) and garlic aioli with a Lion’s Tale (Old Fashioned’s more mysterious cousin.)
More info: Maude’s Liquor Bar

5 Things to do in Chicago this Week

Visit a Museum — for FREE

When: Throughout this week, and month

Where: Various Chicago museums
What: After two hours of binge-watching Bob’s Burgers, we should all probably get out of the house and learn something.

More info: See our easy to follow listing above

2019 Chicago Winter Tequila Testing Festival
When: Saturday, February 23rd; 4p – 6p (VIP entry at 3:30p)
Where: Trophy Room, 170 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Why: Try new and recognized brands on a Saturday afternoon in February. Porque no? Standard admission is $33.65, but we found a deal on Goldstar — $17.50.

More infoGoldstar 

Savor Lincoln Park 2019
When: Wednesday, February 20th; 6p – 9p

Where: Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lakeshore, Chicago, IL 60614

What: Celebrate Lincoln Park’s eats at Savor Lincoln Park 2019, the one-of-a-kind indoor neighborhood food festival! Enjoy bites and sips from Lincoln Park’s favorite restaurants and bars at the iconic Theater on the Lake. Tickets $34 – $40.

More info: Lincoln Park Chamber

Wndr Museum in ChicagoWNDR Museum
When: Until February 28th

Where: 1130 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Why: Loving the wave of Instagram-friendly museums popping up throughout the country? Well. Don’t miss Wndr Museum! Step into a space that reveals the wonders of the world around us.

Featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, WNDR museum invites you to explore a new genre of immersive experience.

While the exhibit may choose to remain open through the winter, no announcement has been made that they’ll continue past February.

More infoWNDR Museum

Handmade Market
When: Sunday, February 24th
Where: The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622; (773) 276-3600
Why: The Handmade Market is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the unique and handmade. Sipping mimosas while shopping is encouraged, making this the perfect spot to continue the conversation after brunch at Bite Café next door.

More info: Handmade Chicago