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12 Feb - Guide to Chicago: February 12-18

Chicago Local Guides

#QUADGOALS on deck for your Galentine’s Day Weekend. 

Beyoncé Single Ladies Dance Class + DJ Set w. Matty Harris

2/12, 6pm: No bae? No problem. Channel your inner Sasha Fierce and learn the choreography from Bey’s “Single Ladies” music video + enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne. Guys and gals welcome! ($14.71) After you get in formation, keep your Friday night going with Shaker cocktails and jams with DJ Matty Harris! (Free)

Handmade Chicago + DJ Set: Jonathan Marks

2/13, 12pm & 10pm: Browse unique, handmade goods by over 30 sellers at this crafter’s market. (Free) Once you shop til’ you drop, come hang in the den for an all vinyl jam sesh’ with Jonathan Marks from MONAKR + Hey Champ.  (Free)

90’s Love Affair + Bone & Moan Valentine’s Day Party

2/14, 8pm & 9pm: Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund and Monie Love in collaboration with Clandestina pay homage to old school cool with a 90’s Love Affair charity party.  ($20) Once the 90’s vibes end, grab your boo (and your gal pals) for an evening of love at the Freehand with Scottie McNiece and Leah Ball. (Free)

Good Vibes Only + Off Duty Industry Night w. Tyler Fry

2/15 10:30am & 8pm: Nothing but jazz and good vibes floating through the den for your President’s Day brunch, courtesy of Café Integral. (Free) Your holiday continues at the Shaker with Tyler Fry from The Violet Hour for an evening of tea inspired drinks. As always, industry folks get 25% off food & beverages. (Free)

Culinary Fight Club

2/16, 6pm: Watch chefs throw down for the title of best Windy City Chili in this culinary competition. Ticket price includes 1hr of beer & wine + food samples, music & more. ($40)

Stitch ‘N Bitch

2/17, 6pm: Catch up with our friend Roger Harris over discounted cocktails and crochet. All supplies included. (Free)

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms

2/18, 8pm:  Take in 36 works by Van Gogh including paintings, drawings and illustrated letters, that all relate to his longing for a place of his own. A digitally enhanced reconstruction of his bedroom allows viewers to experience the space that inspired this influential artist. ($25)