This Week’s Featured Chicago Happy Hour: Broken Shaker at Freehand
When: Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Freehand Chicago, 19 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Why: Broken Shaker is my type of bar (this is Kari speaking, btw). It’s dark. It’s mysterious. And the drinks are dark and mysterious too. Try the happy hour meal special: Chef’s Burger, Fries, and a Domestic Brew. Best part, it’s only $15!
More info: Freehand Chicago
5 Things to do in Chicago this Week
All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Boil
When: Tuesday, March 5th; 6 p.m.
Where: Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL; 773-772-4322
What: All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Boil! Complete with Jambalaya and Po’boy specials, live music, drink specials and more! Single seating at 6:00pm. Come early for a special Happy Hour from 3-6pm for $1 oysters and 1/2 off Hurricanes! Seats are first-come-first-served.
Ticket Price Break Down: Ticket Price $35 + Gratuity $3 = $38. Plus Tax of $ 4.03 = $42.37 per person.
More info: Frontier
Coloring Book Club at Ace Hotel’s Waydown Bar (FREE)
When: Tuesday, March 5th; 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Waydown, 311 N. Morgan Street (7th floor), Chicago, IL; 312-764-1919
Why: Weekly collective for industry friends. Chicago hip hop, classic cocktails and a new coloring book from a local artist every week. Pencils up, pinkies down.
More info: Ace Hotel
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers
When: Wednesday, March 6th; 7 p.m.
Where: United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Why: Because basketball.
More info: NBA
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The Auditorium
When: Wednesday, March 6th – Sunday, March 10th
Where: Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
What: The legendary multi-cultural company commemorates their 60th anniversary — and the 50th anniversary performing at the Auditorium Theatre, their Chicago home! In celebration of these exciting milestones, Ailey brings its first-ever two-act ballet to the theatre for its Midwest premiere: Lazarus, co-commissioned by the Auditorium and created by renowned hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, is inspired by company founder Alvin Ailey’s life and the racial inequities America faced when he founded the company in 1958 and still faces today. Other highlights include the Midwest premieres of Wayne McGregor’s Kairos and Jessica Lang’s EN, in addition to a full evening of timeless Ailey works. Each performance ends with Ailey’s signature work Revelations.
More info: Auditorium Theatre
Chicago Beer Festival
When: Saturday, March 9th; 7 p.m.
Where: The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605
Why: The Chicago Beer Festival will take place at the Field Museum for a one of a kind experience — a night at the museum! The event will feature dozens of local and domestic breweries, sampling their spring seasonal beers. General admission will be 8pm to 11pm and VIP admission will be 7pm to 11pm (in addition to the added hour, VIP admission will include specialty beers poured for the VIP session) Tickets will not be sold at the door. Attendees will receive 40 taster vouchers.
****All attendees must be 21.
More info: Eventbrite