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Chicago Weekend Guide! Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend Feb. 2-4

Chicago Weekend Guide! Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend Feb. 2-4

Photo image of the downtown landscape of chicago featuring tall buildings and the famous chicago cloud gate aka the bean in Millennium Park

The weekend is upon us and many of you are looking for a good time or at least somewhere to go maybe possibly meet new people or a love interest? Keep scrolling as we’ve curated a nice long selections of events taking place in and around Chicago this weekend from February 2 through February 4. From dating events to art walks and all in-between all you need to worry about it what are you wearing and is this a solo outing or will you be calling up some friends to join?

FRIDAY

WHAT:: CHIC by A FEW GOOD MEN
WHERE:: Virgin Hotels Chicago | 203 N. Wabash Avenue
WHEN:: February 2
WHY:: Welcome to CHIC, where fashion meets fun; a stylish extravaganza that promises to leave you breathless and craving for more.
COST:: $FREE Click here for more info

WHAT:: MADONNA: CELEBRATION TOUR
WHERE:: United Center | 1901 W. Madison Street
WHEN::  February 2 & Saturday February 3
WHY:: The Celebration Tour, announced through an iconic viral video with a nod to Madonna’s groundbreaking film ‘Truth or Dare,’ will take concert goers on Madonna’s artistic journey through four decades. Madonna is the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time. This tour was rescheduled from August 2023.
COST:: Varies Click here for more info

WHAT:: WE INSIST: MAX ROACH 100TH CELEBRATION
WHERE:: The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center | 740 East 56th Place
WHEN::  February 2
WHY:: The late great jazz drummer and composer Max Roach, who played alongside some of the greatest jazz musicians in history throughout his storied career would have turned 100 this year. To commemorate, The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center will host an event featuring a film screening “Max Roach: The Drum also Waltzes” and live performance by JCANDTHEREUPBAND.
COST:: $FREE Click here for more info

WHAT:: RALPH BARBOSA LIVE
WHERE:: THE VIC Theatre
WHEN:: February 2 through Saturday February 3
WHY:: Ralph Barbosa’s disarming, laid-back style combined with sharp timing has made him a headliner across the country. From his Don’t Tell Comedy Set reaching over a million views on YouTube to making his HBO and Comedy Central debut in 2022, Barbosa is rocking stages all over. As a young comic starting out he was the 2019 winner of the Funniest comic in TX competition, in 2021 he went on to win the New York Latino Film Festival Stand Up competition. 
COST:: Varies Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: THE CHICAGO LINK UP
WHERE:: Hue Chicago | 67 E. Cermak Road
WHEN::  February 2
WHY:: Come and network with Chicago’s finest from various areas and industries. Elevate your net worth, by expanding your network. Giveaways will be available as incentives to meet others! Show up and grow your social capital! You never know who you may be next to, until now.
COST:: Click here for more info

WHAT:: WEST TOWN FIRST FRIDAYS
WHERE:: Various Galleries and Shops
WHEN:: February 2
WHY:: Explore West Town on the first Friday of every month, when our neighborhood galleries stay open until 8PM.
COST:: $FREE Click here for more info

WHAT:: WEEKEND AT THE SISKEL FILM CENTER
WHERE:: Gene Siskel Film Center | 164 N. State Street
WHEN:: February 2 through February 4
WHY:: The weekends lineup of films at the Siskel Film Center includes selections from the ‘Festival of Films from Iran,’ “Pictures of Ghosts,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “One From The Heart” and “The Promised Land.”
COST:: Varies Click here for more info

WHAT:: CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK
WHERE:: Various Restaurants in Chicago
WHEN::  Ends Sunday February 4
WHY:: The 17th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, a 17-day celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene includes over 400 restaurants across the city. Diners can enjoy special prix-fixe menus for brunch ($25), lunch ($25), and/or dinner ($42 or $59). More than 380 Chicagoland eateries will offer specially curated prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch or dinner for diners.
COST:: Varies Click here for more info

SATURDAY

WHAT:: LOVE NWANTITI: SINGLES MIXER
WHERE:: Comfort’s African Cuisine | 2835 North Broadway St. Chicago
WHEN:: February 3
WHY:: Welcome to “Love Nwantiti,” where an enchanting evening awaits! This event blends the excitement of speed dating with the charm of a charity date auction, promising an unforgettable night of connections and heartfelt moments.Join our event in two easy ways:
Speed Dating: Engage in a series of quick, fun conversations to meet new people. Explore potential connections and spark meaningful conversations in a relaxed setting
Date Auction: Experience the thrill of bidding for a special date with intriguing individuals. Bid for a chance to enjoy an exceptional outing while supporting UIU Chicago.

COST:: $20 Click here for more info

WHAT:: GROUNDHOG DAY CELEBRATION: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF HAROLD RAMIS
WHERE:: Haray Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier | 700 E. Grand Avenue Chicago
WHEN:: February 3
WHY:: Join the celebration of Harold Ramis’ extraordinary life and career with an official Groundhog Day Celebration at Harry Caray’s Tavern. To honor the 10th anniversary of Harold’s passing and to commemorate Chicago’s officially declared Harold Ramis Day, cast members from the celebrated 1993 comedy Groundhog Day (co-written and directed by Ramis) will join Erica Mann Ramis (wife of Harold Ramis) in a special public event on Navy Pier. Sable Hotel, Lirica Restuarant, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, and Chef Art Smith’s Reunion are other Pier partners celebrating this special occasion. It’s a day worth repeating again, again, and again.
COST:: $FREE Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: SCREENING | THE SOJOURNER TRUTH FILM FESTIVAL
WHERE:: MCA Chicago | 220 E. Chicago Avenue
WHEN:: February 3
WHY:: In 1976, Faith Ringgold and a group of Black feminist artists co-organized the first-ever Black women’s film festival: the Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts. In celebration of the festival’s 2023 edition and Ringgold’s major retrospective, Faith Ringgold: American People, join us for an all-day screening of rarely shown films by and about Black women.
COST:: See all three screenings in the Festival for $19 per person ($10 for MCA members)! Click here for more info

WHAT:: VIR DAS – MIND FOOL TOUR
WHERE:: Chicago Theatre | 175 N. State Street
WHEN:: February 3
WHY:: Comedian and Actor Vir Das has hit the global comedy mega-leagues thanks to his boundless comedic talent, wildly successful world tours and incredible four Netflix specials. As India’s biggest stand-up comedian and a Bollywood star, Vir was the second best-selling live act in the country in 2022.
COST:: Varies Click here for more info

WHAT:: DILF: MATCH-A-DADDY
WHERE:: The SoFo Tap | 4923 N. Clark Street, Chicago
WHEN:: February 3
WHY:: Whether you want to make new friends, or maybe add a little more Daddy to your life, DILF: Match-a-Daddy, is the place to be! Party with our co-hosts Rickey and Aaron Copley-Spivey as these two lovebirds hand out “better half” cards. Mix and mingle with the bears, otters and all the Chicago wildlife at DILF, and when you find your match, our hosts will buy you both a House Shot to celebrate!.
COST:: Click here for more info

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Photo image of the downtown landscape of chicago featuring tall buildings and the famous chicago cloud gate aka the bean in Millennium Park

 

WHAT:: RAVENSWOOD MAKERS MARKET
WHERE:: KOVAL Distillery | 4241 N. Ravenswood Avenue
WHEN:: February 3
WHY:: We’re back for another fun season of artists, makers, and delicious cocktails! Join us in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago to shop 25 makers with a drink in hand from KOVAL Distillery. Products will be a wide variety of handmade goods such as jewelry, knit goods, home decor, metal working, prints, soap, paintings, candles, etc.
COST:: FREE to attend! You only pay for the items you wish to purchase and the drinks you want to consume Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: SILENT PARTY CHICAGO
WHERE:: Bassline | 2239 S, Michigan avenue
WHEN:: February 3
WHY:: It’s your typical party…with no speakers or amps. Instead, attendees don wireless headphones and turn them to various stations, then boogie on the dance floor amidst other revelers dancing to whatever’s in their headphones.
The Music: Multiple DJs are competing for your attention during this bash, spinning the hottest music. If you don’t like a song, simply switch your headphones from one station to the next to keep the party going.

COST::$15 Click here for more info


WHAT::
PERSPECTIVE PRESENTS ARTSMART SERIES
BLACK WOMEN IN CLAY

WHERE:: Festival Hall Room 301
WHEN:: February 4
WHY:: Diasposal Rhythms is proud to present Black Women in Clay: Legacies and New Direction, a panel discussion featuring Chicago-based black women artists working in the ceramic medium. Panelists include Malika Jackson, Chris LaRue, Juarez Hawkins, Lola Ayisha Ogbara, Crystal Sabbagh and Kenya Cree.
COST:: $FREE Click here for more info

SUNDAY

WHAT:: MADE WITH LOVE MAKERS MARKET
WHERE:: Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. & Indoor Golf | 523 Bank Lane, Highwood
WHEN:: February 4
WHY:: Get ready for the ultimate shopping experience at the Made With Love Makers Market, where you’ll find unique, handcrafted treasures. This event is the perfect Galentine’s Day activity or Sunday Funday with the family. There will be crafts for kids, golf simulators available to guests, food, amazing handcrafter vendors, and more.
COST:: $FREE Click here for more info

Featured image credit: Amy Vosters via Unsplash

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