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Guide to Chicago: February 3-9

Chicago Local Guides

French Kiss DJ Set

FRIDAY, 2/3, 10pmKick off your weekend with a disco-infused French Kiss. This groovy DJ duo will be bringing those feel-good dance vibes to the Shaker from 10pm to close. Come through & bump with us! (No cover)

Chicago Walking Tour + Retro Ski Lodge Party

SATURDAY, 2/4, 10:30Wake up & wander. Join us on our free escorted walking tour through some of Chi-town’s sweetest neighborhoods and landmarks. We’ll start our excursion in River North, head South to the loop and back again. Let’s explore. (Free)

SATURDAY, 2/4, Doors open at 10am: “In the dead of Chiberia… There is a block party heating things up.” Head over to the Gold Coast Entertainment District for a retro-style winter block party! Enjoy drinks (there will be shot skis), DJs, eats and all sort of winter shenanigans. You and your crew won’t be the only ones benefitting from this party, a portion of all ticket proceeds will also benefit the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. ($15 – $25)

Anti-Super Bowl House Party

SUNDAY, 2/5, 6pmLet’s be real, the best part of the Super Bowl is halftime. That’s why we’re throwing an epic Anti-Super Bowl House Party! Munch our Italian-style dinner served by Mario the Italian, jam with Hot Tub Tony and gather round for Lady Gaga’s halftime show! (No cover)

Happy Hour + 100% Off Bands at Schubas Tavern

MONDAY, 2/6, 4pmMake your Monday extra happy at The Broken Shaker Happy Hour! Get the Fixin’s, toast to Becky With The Good Hair or your Side Piece — enjoy our classic cocktails for $7 or wine & draft beer for $5 until 6pm! (No cover)

MONDAY, 2/6, 9pm: After happy hour, head over to one of Chicago’s sweetest venues, Schubas Tavern, to jam out with four amazing local musicians for free! Clearance, Cafe Racer, Bunny and Liquid Gardens will be rockin’ the house starting at 9pm and drink specials will be on deck. (No cover, 21+)

Tomato Throw Show

TUESDAY, 2/7, 8pmExperience where a “comedy show meets dodgeball… kinda.” Head over to The Comedy Bar for a hilariously unique comedy show where audience members are encouraged to toss tomatoes at one of the seven comedians who perform throwout the show. The funny guy with the least tomatoes on stage will be crowned winner! ($10 – $15)

Heaters, Basement Family & MTV Ghosts at Empty Bottle

WEDNESDAY, 2/8, 9pmJam out with Heaters, Basement Family & MTV Ghosts this Wednesday at the Empty Bottle! These rad bands have been called “catchy and kinetic” by Pitchfork and kill it with their high-energy psych rock sound. ($10)

Throwback Thursday at Beauty Bar Chicago

THURSDAY, 2/9, 9pmAs if the retro Beauty Bar wasn’t throwback enough, this 60s style “saloon” is takin’ it back to the seventies, eighties, nineties and early two thousands this Thursday! Head over for a night of throwback tunes by DJ Danny Leroy & Friends! (No Cover)