Four Things To Do In Chicago In February
Happy Groundhog Day! Alas both Punxsutawney Phil and Woodstock Willie (Illinois' very own Groundhog) saw their shadows today. Which means six more weeks of winter. February can be an especially brutal month in Chicago weather-wise. This week we hit temps as low as -10. Hibernating always feels great this time of year, but sometimes you simply need to get out of the house. Below is a round up of a few fun things to do here in Chi-Town in February. Whether you are just visiting or live here.
Every Saturday throughout February
Odd's Bodkins is a burgeoning Theater group. For the month of February, every Saturday at 2pm they will be showcasing their adaptation of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. Complete with period costumes and live music. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students
February 20th 6pm at Cai Restaurant
Ring in the Chinese New Year with a twelve-course meal, a traditional lion dance and a Year of the Dog Stamp dedication in the heart of Chinatown. Tickets are $75. Be sure to wear something Chinese or red per the dress code!
Friday February 9th
Bring your significant other or go with a friend. This event is more of a party than a regular dance class, featuring hor d'oeuvres, a class and open dancing. Learn basic salsa dance steps and a simple "dirty dancing routine" during the 50-minute dance class. This class if for beginners so you don't have to be an expert. It is also BYOB, so feel free to bring your own wine, champagne or beer. Tickets are $90 per couple.
Held at the Palmer House Hotel in three rooms with different themes, and with 80 different food stations, featuring savory food, chocolate, ice cream and even a Chocolate Garden. Women are encouraged to come attired in flowy fkoral gowns and dresses and men white tails. Tickets are $175 which is pricey - but the event offers 12 open bars, food, and a DJ (including a silent dance party!). Of the events I've mentioned in this post this one is my fave!
If you're a Chicagoan, what are some events you will be checking out this month? Let me know in the comments!