Let’s face it, each week you are bound to be on the hunt for something to do in the city that’s out of the norm of just grabbing drinks or a bite to eat. Well if you’re looking for things to do, where to make THE scene each week in Chicago, we’ve got you covered. From shopping events, fundraisers, fashion trunk shows, art events and more, we’ll bring you a curated list of fab things to do in Chicago all week and through the weekend. Our picks for some of the best Chicago events to add to your social calendar this week. If you make it to one or all of these, make sure you share on social media using the hashtag #MakeTheScene you just might see yourself in one of our social feeds.
EVENT: Lexus Listening Lounge @ Chicago Auto Show
ABOUT: Lexus announces its return to the Chicago Auto Show with a special edition of its hit R&B/Soul music property, the Lexus Listening Lounge taking place at the Lexus exhibit of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.
LOCATION: McCormick Place | 2301 S King Dr.
WHEN:Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 19
TIME: varies by days
ADMISSION/COST: Autoshow admittance. Information about admission tickets, directions and parking CLICK HERE
EVENT: Skate Night: Eat, Skate, Love
ABOUT: Roller skating at The Chicago Athletic Association hotel in partnership with 1833 for the second time. Eat, Skate, Love, a multi-session celebration of love this Valentine’s Day weekend. We’re transforming our historic full size basketball court, Stagg Court, into a Roller Rink. Skate to classic love jams from Jay and Bey to LL Cool J, with rink snacks and boozy libations for purchase.
LOCATION: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel | 12 S Michigan Ave.
WHEN: February 10 – February 11
ADMISSION/COST: $20 CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago Auto show
ABOUT: Whether you’re in the market for a new car or looking to check out your dream cars and more, you’ll find it at this year’s Chicago Auto show.
LOCATION: McCormick Place | 2301 S King Dr.
DATE/TIME: Feb. 11 – 19 (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.)| Feb. 20 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
ADMISSION/COST: $13 for adults; $7 for seniors aged 62 and older; $7 for children 7-12 CLICK HERE
EVENT: Speed Dating on Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier
ABOUT: Love is in the air, literally, at Navy Pier! Join Navy Pier and Chicagoland Singles for Speed Dating on the Centennial Wheel. Participants will start off with a special cocktail reception at Navy Pier’s new craft cocktail bar, Tiny Tavern then make their way to Pier Park to begin speed dating on the Centennial Wheel. Each gondola will hold one to two couples, who will “date” for one full rotation before moving on to the subsequent gondola.
LOCATION: City Winery | 1200 W. Randolph St.
WHEN: Thursday, February 9
TIME: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m
ADMISSION/COST: $40 CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) 70th Anniversary Gala
ABOUT: This is the organization’s annual gala and performance in addition to being the largest CYSO fundraiser of the year, benefiting over 2,500 students served by CYSO’s training and ensemble programs. Emceed by Richard Roeper and music of James Bond.
LOCATION: Four Seasons Chicago | 600 E. Grand Ave.
CO-CHAIRS: Pam and Dave Conroy | Rachel Lang and Allen Tinkham
WHEN: Saturday Feb. 11
TIME: 6pm- varies
ADMISSION/COST: CLICK HERE
EVENT: Love Dose
ABOUT: 25% of all Love Dose ticket sales will go to Pilot Light. With We Theory on the tunes, attendees will be treated to brunch (pimento cheese sandwiches, chili, pierogis + kraut, “agg” rolls, vegan stew +++), drinks (three tasting stations and a full bar) and sweets (cakes! cookies! boozy cupcakes! raw chocolate! vegan ice cream!).
LOCATION: Morgan MFG
WHEN: Sunday, February 12
TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
ADMISSION/COST: $10 online / $12 at the door CLICK HERE
EVENT: Find Your Fox 2017
ABOUT: Come one, come all to the 5th Annual Find Your Fox! A night of fun all while raising money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will include a 50/50 raffle, four hours of beer, wine, and cocktails, and the ever-popular date auction!
LOCATION: 1st Ward at Chop Shop | 2033 W. North Ave
WHEN: Fri. February 10
ADMISSION/COST: Varies CLICK HERE
EVENT: WiSTEM Showcase
ABOUT: Discover 12 amazing, woman-owned companies as they showcase their businesses after a rigorous 16-week curriculum within the 1871 WiSTEM program. Plus, enjoy delicious bites from local, diverse vendors!.
LOCATION: 1871 | 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212
WHEN: Tuesday February 7
ADMISSION/COST: Complimentary with registration CLICK HERE
EVENT: Noname featuring Ravyn Lenae
ABOUT: Chicago native, poet and recording artist Noname will perform two (SOLD OUT) shows at Metro with opening act from another hot up and coming act from Chicago, Chicago High School for the Arts student Ravyn Lenae. ALL AGES.
LOCATION: Metro | 3730 N. Clark St.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8 & Thursday February 9
TIME: Doors 6:00 pm
ADMISSION/COST: Sold out but some people are selling ticketsCLICK HERE
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