What You Need to Do in Chicago This Weekend: March 2-4

This is where we’ll be this weekend.


Spring Break Beach Party @ Legoland Discovery Center: Leave the kids at home for this one. This adult-only party invites grown-up Lego lovers in for a night of tropical-themed fun. A tiki bar will serve drinks, there will be Hula hooping and limbo games, sandcastle competitions, and a contest for the best Hawaiian shirt. Tickets: $19.95. 7:30-10 pm, 601 N. Martingale Rd., Schaumburg.

$10 Friday Fish Fry @ Houndstooth Saloon: The north side pub has a Fish Fry special every Friday during Lent. For $10, treat yourself to beer-battered fish and chips with a pint of Alaskan Brewing Co. lager. 6-9 pm, 3369 N. Clark St.

2nd Annual Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show: If you love treasure hunting for retro goods, head to this shopping event where you can browse vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories from the Victorian Era to the 1980s including designer items, handbags and more. Tickets: $8, good for both Friday and Saturday. 3-8 pm F, 10 am-5 pm Sa, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.



Country Day Party @ Old Crow Smokehouse: Dust off those cowboy boots and hats for a country music-themed day drinking party at this River North barbecue hotspot. Tickets include a brunch buffet from 12-2 pm & beer, Bloody Marys and mimosas from 12-3 pm plus a performance by the band Rendition from 1-4 pm. A post-party takes place at Moe’s Cantina that night. Tickets: $30-100. 12-5 pm, 149 W. Kinzie St.

Chiditarod: Chicago's version of the "iditarod" races includes shopping carts in place of sleds and teams of five people in zany costumes hustling through Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village, all in the spirit of collecting donations for the Chicago Food Depository. The race will begin at the corner of Wollcot and Hubbard at 12:30 pm.

Cocktails & Humor @ CH Distillery: Team Us Comedy partners with CH Distillery for an intimate evening of stand up comedy and craft cocktails. Small plates will also be offered. The talent includes Kellye Howard, Tyler Fowler, Aaron Branch and Caitlin Checkeroski. Tickets: $20. 7 pm, 564 W. Randolph St.



Rosemont Restaurant Week: Chicago’s neighboring town of Rosemont has a slew of great dining venues; try them all during restaurant week with special prix fixe menus. Participants include Fogo de Chao, Hofbrauhaus, Moretti’s and more. Through March 11. Various prices and times. See the full list here.

Hollywood on State: Where You’re the Star @ Gene Siskel Film Center: It’s Oscars night! Watch it in style at Chicago’s longest running annual Oscars viewing party that welcomes more than 200 guests for a star-studded evening including a red carpet, gourmet food and libations and of course all the action on the big screens. Guests are encouraged to don vintage loungewear creating an ultra-Hollywood glam feel, or dress to impress in their finest gala attire. Tickets: $100-200. Doors open at 6 pm, 164 N. State St.

MGMT @ Riviera: Get that electric feel at MGMT’s tour stop in Chicago where the band debuts tunes from new album “Little Dark Age.” Tickets: $45. 8 pm, 4746 N. Racine Ave.

Selena Fragassi
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