Fab Things To Do In Chicago This Week Feb 20-26

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.

FEATURED EVENT: Junior League Chicago Masaquerade Ball

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ABOUT:  You are cordially invited to the Junior League of Chicago’s Annual Gala Masquerade Ball; Black Tie and masks are encouraged.
LOCATION: Lyric Opera of Chicago | 20 N. Wacker Drive
WHEN: Saturday February 25
TIME: 6:00pm VIP Reception and 7:00pm General Admission
ADMISSION/COST: General Admission $175 | VIP $200 CLICK HERE

EVENT: Taco Fest 2017

ABOUT:  Mago Grill & Cantina South Loop invites taco lovers to savor Chicago’s best at it’s inaugural Taco Fest. Chicago restaurants will come together to offer attendees their best taco creations, competing for a chance to win the title “Best Taco,” “Best Presentation” or “Best Booth.” Winners will be determined by Taco Fest’s guest judges: Gabe Ramirez from B96, Chef Karmela Galicia from Chicago’s Community Kitchens and social media influencer, Adam Sokolowski. All ticket sales will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
LOCATION: Mago Grill | 1010 S. Delano Court
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21
TIME: 6 – 9 p.m

EVENT: ALS IronHorse ball

ABOUT:  The IronHorse Ball features 15 Tasting Stations from top Chicago Restaurants, 10 open bar Cocktail Stations, an exclusive silent auction, and dancing under the Tiffany Glass dome. This year, we will present the “Grid Iron Horse” Award to retired NFL New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, whose battle with ALS is shown in the acclaimed 2016 documentary, “Gleason”.The ALS Association is hosting The IronHorse Ball as a charity fundraiser to help fight ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
LOCATION: Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E Washington St.
WHEN: Thursday, February 23
TIME: 7pm-midnight

EVENT: Tickled Pink 2017

ABOUT:  Tickled Pink is a dynamic group of marketing, event and design professionals united by a drive and passion to help those affected by breast cancer. The night features Chef Stations from Chicago’s 50 Top Restaurants; Live Music; Dancing; Open Bar; Raffles; And Much More! 
LOCATION: Morgan Manufacturing | 401 N Morgan Street
WHEN: Friday, February 24
TIME: 8pm-1am

EVENT: Xtra Loud featuring “Hélio Oiticica—To Organize Delirium”

ABOUT:   You are invited to this special edition of Evening Associates After Dark, featuring legendary psychedelic pop group Os Mutantes and the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium. Your ticket includes access to the insider’s talk and late-night experience with special guest performances
LOCATION: Art Institute Chicago Modern Wing | 159 East Monroe Street
DATE: Friday, February 24 
ADMISSION/COST: $30 Evening Associates, $40 members and students, $50 adults CLICK HERE

EVENT: Studio Paris Presents Metro Boomin

ABOUT:   Check out the hottest DJs and A-list talent at Studio Paris’ 2017 WinterLIFT. At only 21 years old, Metro Boomin has become one of hip-hop’s most sought after producers and DJ’s, working with some of the genre’s biggest stars, a list of names that includes Future, Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, YG, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, Meek Mill, and more. Aka “If young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon’ shoot you.”
LOCATION: Studio Paris| 59 West Hubbard Street – Second Floor
WHEN: Saturday February 25
TIME: 9pm-2am
ADMISSION/COST:WinterLIFT pass ($100);Tables availableCLICK HERE

EVENT: Paint the Night Purple

ABOUT:  Paint the Night Purple brings people together from all across Chicagoland for an unforgettable evening of dancing, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and live entertainment; help raise critical awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. Paint the Night Purple is hosted annually by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board.
LOCATION: Revel Fulton Market | 1215 W. Fulton Market
WHEN: Friday, February 24
TIME: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST: $100 Pre-Sale (January 11th – February 23rd) | $115 At the Door CLICK HERE

EVENT: Hollywood on State

ABOUT: Mary Walker Kilwien and Chuck Droege invite you to Chicago’s longest-running Oscar® viewing party. Hollywood comes to Chicago with a focus on food, fashion, and film. Celebrate with Red Carpet Co-Hosts MasterChef star and fashion designer Tommy Walton and filmmaker, actress, and host of The Soul Salon NK Gutiérrez.
LOCATION:  Gene Siskel Film Center| 164 N. State Street
WHEN: Sunday, February 26
TIME: 5:30 PM: VIP Red Carpet | 6:30 PM: Gen Admission
ADMISSION/COST: $100 General Admission; $200 VIPCLICK HERE

EVENT: Soul Brunch with Kellogg’s Black Management Association

ABOUT: From shrimp & grits to chicken & waffles, come feed your body and soul. Join in fellowship with Kellogg classmates, faculty, staff, community, and alumni as we pay homage to our cultural and musical traditions by sharing uplifting words and songs. Dress code: smart casual
LOCATION:  James L Allen Center |
2169 Campus Drive Evanston, IL

WHEN: Sunday, February 26
TIME: 12-2pm

For more events that didn’t make this list, check out our social calendar here. Want to keep up with our latest coverage plus exclusive event invites? Click here to get this and more scene worthy items delivered to your inbox.

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