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From Friday through Sunday, we know you don’t even want to think about work but rather looking for a fun distraction to occupy your weekend in the city, help is here. Whether you want to explore new haunts in Chicago, relax, take in a festival, or have a night out on the town that’ll make your snapchat and insta stories get #FOMO, here’s what to get into this weekend. There’s a lot taking place this weekend but these are the recommended ones for you to go either solo or with a group for a good time. The Chicago Weekend Guide for February 14-16.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14
WHAT :: Jerk x Jollof @ Cerise Rooftop Chicago
WHERE :: Cerise Rooftop at Virgin Hotels | 203 N. Wabash Avenue 60601
WHEN :: Friday February 14 9pm-2am
WHY:: Come have a night filled with flavors of Afrobeats, Soca, Dancehall, Hip-hop R&B and celebrate Black Love on Valentine’s day. Black Love Weekend portraits by Chicago’s Lawrence Agyei.
COST :: $11 admission Click here for more info
WHAT :: Team Coco House Chicago
WHERE :: Bottom Lounge Chicago | 1375 W. Lake Street Chicago 60607
WHEN :: February 14-15; Time varies by act
WHY:: Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco Presents The Up & Up w/ Moses Storm & Chris Redd.
COST :: $20 Click here for more info
WHAT :: Safaree Hosts Rock The Yacht
WHERE:: Anita Dee II Yacht | 200 N. Breakwater Access 60601
WHEN :: Friday February 14 | 11pm-3am
WHY:: “Boarding begins at 11pm and boat will depart 12pm promptly. Music by DJ Snap and DJ Prince with cash bar.
COST :: $99.99 Click Here for more info
WHAT :: Odd Pleasures: A Queer Valentine’s Day Event
WHERE :: MCA Chicago | 220 E. Chicago Avenue, 60611
WHEN :: Friday, February 14 | 7–8:30 pm
WHY:: Celebrate the most heteronormative of holidays with a queer variety show hosted by Aunty Chan. Experience an evening designed to engage multiple senses in pleasures big and small including live ASMR, drag, comedy, short movies, and youth-designed artist interactions.
COST :: Waitlist Click here for more info
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15
WHAT :: WGCI Big Jam 2 – Ballers & Rappers Edition
WHERE :: Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC | 525 S. Racine Ave
WHEN :: Saturday, February 15 @ 9 PM |
WHY:: WGCI Big Jam 2 – Ballers & Rappers Edition featuring Dababy, Lil Baby, Iman Shumpert, Andre Drummond take the stage!. Age Restricted to 18+.
COST :: $18+ Click here for more info
WHAT:: SausageFest 2020
WHERE :: Haymarket Pub & Brewery | 737 W. Randolph St
WHEN :: Saturday, February 15 | noon – 4pm
WHY :: SausageFest returns! Join us for a celebration of sausages, beer, cheese and cider! There will be 10+ housemade sausages along with 10+ awesome guest sausages, 10 cheeses and 30+ beers & ciders.
COST :: $60 Click here for more info
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16
WHAT :: Kanye West presents Sunday Service Experience
WHERE :: Credit Union 1 Arena @ UIC | 525 S. Racine Ave
WHEN :: Sunday February 16 | 2 PM
WHY :: Kanye West is bringing back his ‘Sunday Service’ to Chicago during All Star weekend. No word if there will be special guests but bet on it.
COST :: $150+ Click here for more information
Whatever you get into this weekend, tag us on Instagram @SociaLifeChicago with #MakeTheScene. Have a great weekend!
*featured image credit: stephan cassara
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