This weekend, support Chicago’s small business community in Lakeview. Experience cocktails and unique pours of absinthe in Wicker Park. Meditate and refocus your energy with friends new and old. Check out the latest and greatest automobiles to hit the streets now, and in the future. The best things to do in Chicago are right at your finger tips. See the full list below on things to do this weekend.
Lakeview Artisan Market + Koval Distillery Tasting
Saturday | February 8th | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Third Space | 716 West Addison St. | Free
Support Chicago small businesses and local artists this weekend in Chicago. This event is a part of a series of events held at Third Space. These events allow the community to engage in a way that drives meaningful conversations and relationships. Participating vendors vary from Koval Whiskey to Taylor’s Tacos, local business, art, and much more. For more details, visit the Facebook page.
Alice & Wonder X LIVELY: Self Love Saturday
Saturday | February 8th | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alice & Wonder | 956 West Webster Ave. | Free
You’re invited to celebration of Self-Love at Alice & Wonder this weekend. The event features bra fit sessions, braid bar, hair styling, complimentary Alice & Wonder hair accessories, treats, cocktails and more. RSVP to attend the free event here.
Food + Drink:
Chicago Restaurant Week Cupcake Flight
Thursday – Saturday | February 6th – 8th | 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Mollys Cupcakes West Loop | 179 North Morgan St. | $55
Get a hands on experience during Restaurant Week at Molly’s Cupcakes. This weekend, create three unique cupcakes with a member of the Molly’s team calling out the highlights of each as you go. To top things off, each package will include a drink to go along with the delicious desserts. Grab your ticket to this decadent event here.
Ina Mae’s Absinthe Lounge
Thursday – Sunday | February 6th – 9th | 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods | 1415 N Wood St. | Free
Stop by Ina Mae’s in Wicker Park for a pop-up Absinthe lounge. The 1.5 and exclusive event feature is a sampling of Ina Mae;s exclusive Absinthe drip and table-side cocktails. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be booked through the website.
Full Moon Meditation, Radiate Boundless Love to The Entire World
Saturday | February 8th | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meditation Center of Chicago | 5849 N. Nina Ave.| $0 – $22
Tap into your inner-self with meditation event this weekend in Chicago. Experience a 2-hr event where you will learn easy and relaxing techniques that can help you learn to manage stress and feel more present in your daily life and more. To attend the event, visit the event page.
Arts + Culture:
Chicago Auto Show
Saturday – Monday | February 8th – 17th | Time Varies
McCormick Place | 2301 S King Dr. | $0 – $13
The nation’s largest auto show features nearly 1,000 different vehicles of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, experimental and concept cars. For more details visit Chicago Auto Show.com.
Dr. Runoko Rashidi LIVE in Chicago: Black Man of the Nile
Saturday | February 8th | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Culture Connection 360 | 400 W 71st St. | Free
Join American historian, essayist, author and public speaker Dr. Runoko Rashidi for a specail Black History Month presentation in Chicago this weekend. Known as the “BLACK MAN OF THE NILE,” the world renown scholar, historian, researcher, anthropologist, and lecturer will share his findings from travels through over a hundred countries. For more details about this event and tickets, visit the website here.
Need more things to do this month? Be sure to check out the guide to Black History Month events in Chicago.