5 Things to Do in Chicago this Week

Chicago Sunset on the Lakeshore

Yup, it’s still Canada Goose weather …
Pitchfork’sMidwinter February 15th – 17th
Verdi’s La Traviata at Lyric Opera February 15th – March 22nd

This Week’s Featured Happy Hour: Ina Mae Tavern
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Ina Mae Tavern, 1415 N Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60622
Why: The food here is fantastic any day of the week, and the drinks are better than decent. Wednesdays, enjoy $25 all-you-can-eat shrimp, corn & potatoes.  Also offering $5 Abita Purple Haze drafts and $8 Sazeracs.
More infoIna Mae

5 Things to do in Chicago this Week

Colder than the Icebox Omarion keeps his Heart In …

Black Panther in Chicago

Black Panther (FREE)
When: February 1st – 7th
Where: Participating AMC Cinemas
What: During the first week of February, Disney will be showing BLACK PANTHER again in theaters (gratis) and donating a $1.5 million grant to support the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
More infoAMC

$1 Food Festival – Printer’s Row
When: Until February 8th
Where: Participating Restaurants
Why: Ritual, an app that enables customers to order ahead and skip the line at their favorite restaurants, just launched in Printer’s Row. To celebrate, they’ve partnered with several restaurants to organize a ‘$1 Food Festival’, which will run from Monday, January 28, 2019, to Friday, February 8, 2019. Customers will be able to order meals that are typically priced over $10 for only $1!  Search ‘Dollar Festival’ in the app to see a complete list of restaurants participating.
More infoEventbrite

Chicago Restaurant Week
When: January 25th – February 7th
Where: Participating Chicago Restaurants
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

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

Free Admission to Illinois Holocaust Museum
When: The last three Saturdays of the month, beginning the 9th
Where: Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive in Skokie, Illinois
Why: The museum is hosting its first exhibition focused on slavery in the United States: “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865.” “Purchased Lives,” originally curated by The Historic New Orleans Collection, illustrates the pain and injustice of the American domestic slave trade after the international slave trade was abolished. The exhibition illuminates how widespread the practice of slavery was in American life, as well as its impact on enslaved families across the country. The exhibit will be available to view until August 25th. It’s important to note that although admission is officially free the last three Saturdays of February, the museum does not turn away attendees unable to pay the usual $15 admission cost.
More infoIllinois Holocaust Museum