What You Need to Do in Chicago Today: Thursday, February 8

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Chef Fest @ Drury Lane: Eat up for a good cause tonight at the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Chef Fest. The event includes a wide selection of signature menu items from local chefs, bakers, and caterers including Davanti Enoteca, Labriola Bakery & Café, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, RA Sushi, Seasons 52, Stans Donuts and many more. Tickets: $85 at the door. 7-9 pm (a cash bar reception starts at 6 pm), 100 Drury Ln., Oakbrook Terrace.

Room 237—The Shining Pop-Up @ The Rookery: All work and no play makes for a dull evening, but you can change that with a stop at The Rookery tonight for “The Shining”-themed pop-up bar on the second floor with stiff drinks, dark music and other surprise thrills. No cover. 9 pm-3 am, 2109 W. Chicago Ave.

Blind Date @ Goodman Theatre: “Blind Date” is a look at the infamous meeting of two of history’s most enigmatic leaders—Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev— as they try to halt the arms race. It’s playing now through February 25, and currently available as a special promotion during Chicago Theatre Week. Get tickets for $30 using code CTW18 at checkout. 7:30 pm, 170 N. Dearborn St.