Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16
Instead of the same old “flowers, chocolates, and fancy dinner” routine, mix things up this V-Day weekend with some adult takes on classic dishes you enjoyed as a kid like pigs in a blanket, SpaghettiOs, and grilled cheese paired with strawberries and cream soda. Regular dinner menu will be available in addition to the specialty “Young Love” menu.
Cost: Menu items a la carte, prices vary
Friday-Saturday, February 15-16
The winter edition of this biannual art show rager featuring live body painting, music, and pancake bar takes over Reggie’s this weekend for its 10-year anniversary show. Might be time to see what all the fuss is about.
Cost: $10-$15 per show
Friday-Sunday, February 15-17
Art Institute of Chicago
New this year, this Pitchfork-sponsored mid-winter music festival features live indie bands including Slowdive, Deerhunter, and Kamasi Washington performing in various spaces throughout the Art Institute plus a pre-event dinner, Pitchfork Radio broadcast, and original music inspired by museum art.
Cost: $50+ per day Fri & Sun (Sat sold out)