CHICAGO — You can celebrate the Lunar New Year, enjoy an evening of storytelling, attend a Chicago Philharmonic concert and more this weekend in Chicago.
Here are 11 things to do this weekend:
4-11:59 p.m. Saturday
SPIN Chicago, 344 N. State St.
The sixth edition of “the comfiest party of the year” returns this weekend. Throw on a onesie and enjoy drink specials at Blüm Restaurant & Bar, Fado Irish Pub, Hubbard Inn, Radio Room and more, plus an afterparty until midnight. Tickets for $20-$25 are available online.
6:45-8:30 p.m. Saturday
Dorothy, 2500 W. Chicago Ave.
“First(ish) Date” is an upcoming short film following a lesbian couple’s first in-person date after chatting for weeks online. To raise money for the film, there will be a night of sharing queer digital success stories this weekend at Dorothy, a lesbian cocktail lounge. You can buy $20 tickets online.
7:30-10 p.m. Saturday
Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.
You can usher in the Chinese New Year with music by Tan Dun, an Academy- and Grammy Award-winning Chinese American composer. You can buy tickets starting at $35 online.
Noon-3 p.m. Saturday
Jewel-Osco, 1340 S. Canal St.
Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with this celebratory event hosted by Jewel-Osco. There will be demonstrations of authentic dishes, a one-hour lion dance performance, live traditional music, family-friendly cultural activities and more. Admission is free, but you can reserve a spot online.
9 p.m. Saturday-3 a.m. Sunday
The Loft, 2251 N. Lincoln Ave.
Glenn Underground, Ron Carroll, Gene Hunt and more will be playing house music at the I Love House Music Chicago party. You can buy tickets to dance the night away . DePaul University students can get in free.
1-5 p.m. Saturday
IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge, 127 W. Huron St.
You can enjoy four hours of wine tasting from more than a dozen varieties, giveaways and more at the Godfrey Wine Fest. Tickets for $45-$60 are available online.
Various showtimes Thursday-Sunday
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.
This family-friendly theatrical production features live music, beatboxing, giant puppets, transforming sets and more. The immersive show follows “the story of two brothers, who embark on a mythological journey to save the Earth from an exploding sun” and is presented by Chicago-based theater company Cabinet of Curiosity. You can buy $15-$25 tickets online. Children 5 and younger get in for free.
7-8:30 p.m. Thursday
A Very Serious Gallery, 673 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago artist Myron Laban will host an intimate storytelling event Thursday evening. Attendees will also be able to view a “Winter Dreams” exhibition, which features the work of 30 artists. There will be cocktails and mocktails provided. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP here.
1-6 p.m. Saturday
Iridium 77 Lab, 108 N. State St.
You can shop up to a dozen vendors at this 2023 monthly fashion, health and wellness retail pop-up event. Fashion designers and brands can also apply to participate as vendors. General admission is free, but you can reserve a spot or apply to be a vendor online.
10 p.m. Sunday-2 a.m. Monday
The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.
You can dance the night away at this MLK Sunday party with live DJs hosted by Dott Daley and K Moon. Early bird tickets for $10 are available online.
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.
You can shop jewelry, knitted items, clothing, baked goods, handbags, skincare and more from more than 40 artists and vendors. This market is held on the second Saturday of each month October through April. Admission is free.
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