EMBRACE YOUR INNER FOODIE: More than 170 restaurants are participating in the third annual Chicago Restaurant Week this year. Eateries are offering 3 course prix-fixe meals at $22 for lunch and $32 for dinner. In other words, it's your opportunity to grab a 5-star meal at a significantly lower price, or experiment with something new without breaking the bank. FEBRUARY 19-28 Click here to view participating restaurants.
HEAD TO MARGARITAVILLE: It's National Margarita Day -- not like you needed some extra justification to booze it up. Celebrate proper-like by heading over to River North's Zocalo, which will be offering specials all day and night, ranging from $12 flights to the $20 specialty made with Don Julio 1942. It happens to also fall on Salsa Night, which means you'll have the perfect fuel to shimmy your stuff on the dance floor. 358 W. Ontario St., 312-302-9977
LEAVE THE GUNS AT HOME: While the club scene tends to take a rest on Monday, there are still some places to work it out on the dance floor. DJ White Shadow keeps things moving at the weekly AK-47 party at Angels and Kings, spinning everything from old school hip-hop, mashups and some newer-school tunes. 9 p.m., 710 N Clark St. FREE