Chicago Events Calendar

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Jbar at The James hotel has unveiled "ThursJ's Happy Hour," featuring drink and food specials from 6-9 p.m.
Bridge Bar is the place to warm up with whiskey this month. The $10 you-call-it whiskey cocktails will be priced at $3.50 all month -- which represent 35 degrees. The price drops as the temperature drops, so if it's 20 degrees, it's $2, and if it's 1 degree, it's only -- you guessed it -- 10 cents. Start praying for cold weather.
Marcus Riley
Uber mixologist Adam Seger will be in the house for prasino restaurant's Spirit Education event on February 23rd. The $48 multi-course dinner includes dishes mixed with Seger's Hum liquer. Call 312-878-1212 to make a reservation.
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Instead of rockin' out and downing shots at the Empty Bottle, head there every second Saturday of the month from noon to 4 p.m. through April for the Handmade Market. 33 sellers will be showcasing jewelry, purses, knitted items, clothing, paper crafts, and more. FREE
The Goodman Theatre presents the David Mamet play, Race, through Feb. 19th. The play features two high-profile lawyers -- one black, one white -- who are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of an African American woman. Tickets
Billy Bungeroth
Chicago-based comedy duo The Mary Kay Letourneau Players premiere their new sketch comedy revue running January 22-February 19th at iO Chicago. The show runs Sundays at 10:30 p.m. and $5 tickets are available at or 773.880.0199
Acoustic AK goes down every Tuesday at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago at Angels & Kings. The night of live music showcases local and national musicians performing stripped-down acoustic sets and recently attracted the likes of R.Kelly in the crowd to check out emerging pop artist Jana Gadarowski.
Jersey Shore the Musical, a parody of the reality show, goes down every Friday an Saturday through March 31 at Lakeview's Studio BE. 7:30 p.m., $22
Casey Mitchell
ZED451 goes acoustic every Wednesday between 7-9 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of its River North location. Free.
Collaboraction presents the Chicago premiere of “dark play or stories for boys” a play that explores the dangers of venturing into the virtual world at the expense of your real identity. The play runs through Feb 26 at the Wicker Park location.
prasino Wicker Park hosts a weekly spirit education series every Thursday night through March 7th featuring a menu paired with a different type of cocktail. Each spirit education class is $48 per person. Call 312-878-1212 to RSVP.
Kathy Griffin takes the stage at the Chicago Theatre on January 20th and 21st. Tickets available at
Vertigo Sky Lounge atop the Dana Hotel has re-launched it's Fire and Ice patio, just in case you're looking for that outdoor rooftop flavor this winter.
Moonshine Brewing Company presents the Cajun Crawl on Fat Tuesday, featuring traditional specialties like Hurricanes and fresh not frozen, live crawfish direct from Louisiana for an old-fashioned crawfish boil.
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