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Guide to Chicago: February 10 – 16

Chicago Local Guides

Move Your Mule

FRIDAY, 2/10, 10pm: Keep up those good vibes & chill out with some reggae, American Soul and rocksteady. Kevin & Ethan of Mannequin Man & Reckless Records will be spinning up those all-vinyl tunes at the Shaker till close! (Free admission)

Walking Tour + Chicago Pizza Party + CLLAW

SATURDAY, 2/11, 10:30am: If you’ve never been to Chicago, the best way to get to know it is by foot! Meet us in the lobby at 10:30am for a free escorted walking tour through some of our city’s most iconic landmarks & personality-filled neighborhoods. (Free admission)

SATURDAY, 2/11, 2pm: Chicago is famous for a lot of things, but one thing we take serious pride in is our pizza! This Saturday is our annual pizza festival where 20 of Chicago’s top pizza restaurants will be competing to win the “Best Pie in Chi” while local breweries serve up drinks in the beer garden. You won’t want to miss this! ($20)

SATURDAY, 2/11, 9pm: Add a strong end to your Saturday with The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers! CLLAW’s 26th benefit match will feature some of the city’s “biggest, baddest lady-identified arm wrestlers” and some rockin’ live music. Sip drinks from the (cash-only) bar and watch these ladies dominate. ($15)

Jazz Sundays in the Den + Open Mic Night

SUNDAY, 2/12, 11am: Sundays at Freehand Chicago are very musical. Get a jazzy start to yours and head down to the Den to be serenaded by one of our favorite jazz trios from 11am to 1pm. (Free)

SUNDAY, 2/12, 8pm: After Sunday’s jazz tunes, it’s your turn to take the stage! Let your inner rock star shine at Open Mic Night! Email to reserve your spotlight. (Free admission, must reserve a spot to perform)

Galentine’s Day Happy Hour & Nail Art

MONDAY, 2/13, 5pm: To all the ladies in the place with style & grace — this Galentine’s Day is lookin’ fine. Treat yo’selves to free nail art from Gigi Jiggles and V-day themed cocktails from the Broken Shaker. Grab your girls & come through! (Free admission)

Stupid Cupid Valentine’s Day

TUESDAY, 2/14, 6pm: If you’re going solo this Valentine’s Day, or you and your main squeeze are looking for a date night without all the excess, you’re in luck. Join us for our Stupid Cupid Valentine’s Day celebration in the Shaker, brought to you by Validation! We’ll have drink specials, heartwarming love notes for the single peeps courtesy of Validation, unisex fragrances, board games and card games on deck. Cheers to the overworked and under-appreciated! (Free admission)

Windy City Indie: Keya

WEDNESDAY, 2/15, 8pm: Head over to the Foundation Room in the House of Blues to discover one of the most special & totally talented musicians in Chicago, Keya! This R&B goddess followed her passion for music is now on the rise in the scene. Catch her live this Wednesday! ($30 – $50)

Happy Hour + Trackstar the DJ

THURSDAY, 2/16, 4pm: Let the Shaker crew mix up your Thirsty Thursday just right! From 4-6pm you can enjoy $7 daily cocktails, punch and dealers choices, $5 wine and beer at Happy Hour in the Broken Shaker. Come hang! (Free)

THURSDAY, 2/16, 10pm: After happy hour, get ready to party with Trackstar the DJ! He’s in town with Run the Jewels & will be putting on an exclusive set you can’t miss. Don’t miss him live at the Shaker! Best part? There’s no cover! (Free admission)