CHICAGO — It may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s no shortage of fun things to do in the city for February.
You can ring in the Lunar New Year, attend a Super Bowl watch party, celebrate Valentine’s Day, honor Black History Month and so much more this weekend.
Here are 17 things to do in Chicago this weekend:
Sip & Paint Fundraiser
1-3 p.m. Saturday
Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 238 W. 23rd St.
You can enjoy an afternoon of tea, snacks and painting while raising money for the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. Tickets cost $30-$100. You can buy them online.
Englewood Arts Collective Silent Auction & Live Painting
1-4 p.m. Saturday
Bitter Pops, 3357 N. Lincoln Ave.
You can support Black history, art and beer at this event in partnership with the Englewood Art Collective and Moor’s Brewing Co. Artist JustFlo will paint a canvas, and other artwork will be available to buy. Admission is free, and you can reserve a spot online.
Lunar New Year Celebration
6-9:30 p.m. Saturday
Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway
You can ring in the new year with dinner, dancing, a live DJ, prize raffles, performances and more at this annual event hosted by the Vietnamese Association of Illinois. You can buy a general admission ticket for $50 online.
Valentine’s Day Bingo Social
1-4 p.m. Saturday
Hermosa Park, 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave.
Enjoy Bingo, prizes, community resources and other goodies at this event organized by the Hermosa Neighborhood Association. You can reserve a spot online.
6 p.m. Sunday
Kings Dining & Entertainment, 1500 N. Clybourn Ave.
You can take your football Sunday to a new level with a night of actual bowling and beer while watching the Super Bowl. You can reserve a spot online.
Dog DATE Out
Kicks off Sunday
The Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 W. Grand Ave.
Starting Sunday and throughout the week, you can stop by the River North shelter and take an adoptable dog on a day out. You can work with staff to pick a dog and a dog-friendly field trip. If it’s a match and you find a forever friend, your adoption fee will be waived.
Super Bowl Party
5:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday
Weather Mark Tavern, 1503 S. Michigan Ave.
You can watch the Super Bowl while enjoying raffles, giveaways, bar specials, plus a $15 all-you-can-eat buffet with hot dogs, brats and a chili bar. Admission is free, and you can reserve a spot online.
Chicago Fair Trade Museum Grand Opening
3-7 p.m. Saturday
Chicago Fair Trade Museum, 1457 N. Halsted St., Suite 102B
The Chicago Fair Trade Museum is the first of its kind. There will be a chocolate-making workshop, fair trade chocolate and wine tasting, plus attendees can learn more about fair trade businesses and labor in Chicago. The first 100 attendees will also receive a complimentary fair trade bouquet. You can buy tickets for $20-$50 online.
Black Renaissance Art Exhibition
Noon-6 p.m. Saturday
Corner 52, 1438 E. 52nd St.
Chicago artist Kayla McClain is unveiling artwork at this exhibition, including several works focused on social justice. All of the art on display will be available to buy. There will also be a raffle, network opportunities, live painting and refreshments. You can buy $5 tickets online.
Love Is Vegan Valentine’s Market
Noon-4 p.m. Sunday
Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 N. Rockwell St.
You can shop from dozens of local plant-based chefs and cruelty-free artisans at this family- and pup-friendly market. Vendors include Nutcase Vegan, Leviosa Bakery, Foxship Bakery and Libby’s Corner. You can reserve a spot online.
Lover: A Taylor Swift-Inspired Dance Party
8 p.m. Friday
Woodie’s Flat, 1535 N. Wells St.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, you can sing and dance the night away to all of Taylor Swift’s biggest hits. There will be a DJ, photo wall, specialty cocktails and more. You must be at least 21 years old and have a photo ID to attend. Tickets are $20 online.
Garfield Park Neighborhood Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
The Hatchery, 135 N. Kedzie Ave.
You can support West Side businesses and do Valentine’s Day shopping at this local market. Vendors include Basix Soap, Curl’s Bracelets, Fulton Street Garden, Mansfield’s Kitchen, Nurses with Purses, Moody Teas and more.
6-9 p.m. Friday
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.
There will be music and dancing, valentine making, art, giveaways, pizza, lots of condoms and more. To celebrate National Condom Week, this event will focus on mental health, healthy relationships and LGBTQ issues. This event is meant to be a safe environmental for young people, so you must be 25 or younger to attend. You can reserve a spot online.
Black History Month Day Party
4-9 p.m. Saturday
BASSLINE, 2239 S. Michigan Ave.
Celebrate Black history at this day party filled with good vibes. You can buy tickets for $25-$30 online.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
XMarket Uptown, 804 W. Montrose Ave.
You can taste samples and check out plant-based goods at this weekend’s Valentine’s edition of the market. Vendors include Vegan Wines, Carolyn’s Krisps, Clover Botanicals and Heywell. You can reserve a spot online.
My Trashy Valentine Market
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St.
You can shop small, local and sustainable at this annual market, which features local makers, artisans and food producers. The vendor lineup includes Nicole Byart Art, Refinity Candle Co. and Textile Tattoos.
Winter Bryn Mawrkets
3-7 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
1052 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
The Winter Bryn Mawrkets are coming to a close this weekend. You can gather with neighbors to see art installations and buy work from local artists and makers.
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