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Guide To Chicago: February 24 – March 2

Chicago Local Guides

Tacoteqa + Will Galvan DJ Set

FRIDAY, 2/24, 9pm: Come hang with us for a Friday night jam sesh while Will Galvan crushes the ones & twos! Bring your friends, bring your date, just make sure they can dance. (No Cover)

FRIDAY, 2/24, 10pm: Hop into Tacoteqa late nights Friday and Saturday and fill up on tacos, elote, and rotating cocktails! One night stands are overrated — everyone knows Mexican food is the perfect way to end the night! (No Cover)

Tacoteqa + Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival + The Dream

SATURDAY, 2/25, 10pmTacoteqa continues Saturday night at Cafe Integral! Finish off a long night of downtown debauchery with a fun time and a happy stomach. (No Cover)

SATURDAY, 2/25, 1pm: Featuring craft beers from 50 local brewers and live bands, the Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival has the perfect selection for every brew-thusiast. Sample up to 15 beers and enjoy the best the Northside has to offer. ($10-$35)

SATURDAY, 2/25, 9pm: Witness behind-the-scenes legend The Dream as he takes the stage The Metro. Singer-songwriter, producer, The Dream does it all with a passion. Also featuring Air Credits and Sahar Habibi. ($25)

Maxwell Street Market + Darkside V

SUNDAY, 2/26, 7am-3pm: Find fresh produce, furniture, and an eclectic mix of merchandise at the Maxwell Street Market. This international affair has some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in the city. (Free)

SUNDAY, 2/26, 12pm: Join the Darkside V and enjoy 8 samples of different dark beers that will satisfy any palette. The event is hosted by Emporium Arcade Bar and admission fee includes a bag of game tokens so you and your buddies can harness the Force and go in on arcade games. ($30)

Happy Hour at Broken Shaker + Ice Skating at McCormick

MONDAY, 2/27, 4pm: Come by for Happy Hour at Broken Shaker! $7 dailies, punch & dealer’s choices, $5 wine & draft beer Monday-Saturday 4-6pm, Sunday 6-8pm. Stay happy, my friends! (No Cover)

MONDAY, 2/27, 12pm: Grab your date and enjoy some Ice Skating at McCormick at the beautiful Millennium Park. Hot chocolate and snacks available, plus lessons if you’re interested! (Free)

Transistor Chicago + Mardi Gras at Fat Cat

TUESDAY, 2/28, 1pm: Transistor Chicago is a crazy unique space in East Lakeview featuring work and wares from 80+ musicians and artists. Come by for live music, movie screenings, and more. This is that eccentric secret spot that all your artistic friends wish they knew about. (Free)

TUESDAY, 2/28, 5:30 & 8pm: Get your Nawleans on this Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras at Fat Cat is serving up an all you can eat crawfish boil along with a slew of other Cajun classics, like Andouille sausage jambalaya, Gulf shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, and Cajun fried catfish. Throw some beads on that dish! ($35)

Millennium Park Walking Tour

WEDNESDAY, 3/1, 10am: Ever wondered about the significance behind the five stars on Chicago’s flag? Take a Millennium Park Walking Tour through the North Loop and learn about Chicago’s rich history, from the Great Fire to the Cloud Gate (aka The Bean). (Free)

The Sabah Dealer + Mixology & Mingle + Blue Jeans Disco

THURSDAY, 3/2, 5pm: The Sabah Dealer makes a stop at Freehand Chicago! Survey his beautiful collection of handmade shoes, freshly painted with bright colors for the coming spring. Feel free to drop by and share a drink while you check out his awesome inventory! (Free)

THURSDAY, 3/2, 9pm: From Nigerian Funk to Chicago House, DJ’s Marty Mars & PETER CROCE are bringing the international heat to Blue Jeans Disco at the Broken Shaker. Great tunes, great food, and delightful beverages, all in the comfort of your favorite pair of jeans. (No Cover)