It’s Thursday, Chicago.
The floor has defrosted and so have our hearts.
If you’re basking in romance, there is no shortage of Valentine’s Working day specials to try out above the subsequent 7 days in Chicagoland. Or woo your day at a new movie theater in Wrigleyville, in which you can buy your dinner from a comprehensive-services kitchen area and popcorn from your seats with the press of a button.
You could also drown your intimate sorrows in the melty cheesiness of a Philadelphia cheesesteak, discovered at a several area spots, in honor of the Eagles actively playing this Tremendous Bowl Sunday. There are number of superior dishes to take in whilst jamming to Rihanna.
And with all the impressive holidays in our purview, we’d be remiss to let Presidents Working day slip below our radar. We have a journey guide compiled of Indiana places that commemorate Abraham Lincoln, most likely for exploring on the federal holiday.
Additional on those people tips, as well as some theater, Television set and motion picture testimonials that might be of interest as we head into the weekend.
Love the weekend, we’ll see you listed here next 7 days.
— Lauryn Azu, deputy senior content material editor
It’s that time of 12 months again — no make a difference if you are eating with a person specific or showing oneself some self-appreciate on Valentine’s Day, there’s still time to strategy a stupendous meal. Be guaranteed to guide soon to stay clear of getting remaining heartbroken — or worse, hungry. Read through the listing right here and purchase to your heart’s written content.
Premiering this weekend in theaters is the steamy “Magic Mike” last installment, established this time throughout the pond, perhaps for your Galentine’s Day group or solo viewing. No judgment listed here. Channing Tatum reprises his purpose along with franchise newcomer Salma Hayek Pinault. Browse the complete critique from Michael Phillips right here.
Chef Quentin Appreciate of North Lawndale’s The SoulFood Lounge is familiar with the way to someone’s coronary heart is via their belly, serving up foodstuff-coma-inducing dishes like truffled lobster mac and cheese. As 1 of number of bigger-priced eating places in the region, The SoulFood Lounge aims to deliver the neighborhood TLC by packing its eating space with friends and excellent intentions. Browse a lot more in this article.
Gina Rodriguez plays a younger obit writer at a Los Angeles newspaper who is visited by ghosts in the new ABC comedy “Not Dead Nevertheless.”
“Rodriguez is amusingly frazzled as she bumbles by way of the strangeness of her new regular,” Television set critic Nina Metz writes. “But there’s an inherent problem the collection cannot appear to be to clear up: Stress-free into the rhythms of hangout comedy when the major character has a key daily life that’s anything but relaxed.” Browse the relaxation of her evaluate in this article.
We gave you strategies for in which to rejoice Valentine’s Day, but what about afterward? Maintain the spark alive at eight extra recently opened dining establishments nearby, which includes a Mediterranean-inspired cafe serving pizzas and pastries in River North, a swanky wooden-fired grill in Willis Tower and a Greek-impressed taverna in Oak Brook.
Read about what these and a lot more have in store right here.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Wrigleyville is opening in Chicago at a minute when the century-plus tradition of a evening at the films is going through an existential upheaval. Filmgoing, like rock ‘n’ roll, painting, the novel, “Saturday Evening Live” and Broadway, is perpetually on its past leg, but some thing does seem different, writes the Tribune’s Chris Borrelli.
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Examine his get on all the bells and whistles the ‘80s-themed theater has to offer and what it symbolizes for Chicago’s evolving motion picture scene in this article.
Cheesesteak, the legendary Philadelphia sandwich, could be a cousin to the Italian beef of Chicago. Given that the Philadelphia Eagles will participate in in the Tremendous Bowl this Sunday, it’s a fantastic time to check out what will make a traditional cheesesteak wonderful, and the place to discover them all-around our metropolis. Find out much more below.
Oakbrook Terrace-based Drury Lane Theatre is now demonstrating the Broadway classic “A Refrain Line” through March 19. Theater critic Chris Jones praises the display for its staging and psychological vulnerability.
“If you’re not moved by this group, winners and losers both equally, I panic for the state of your heart,” he writes. Read the relaxation of his evaluation here.
Is Illinois truly the Land of Lincoln? Indiana would like a phrase. Lincoln lore is scattered throughout the Hoosier state, and you can trace his footsteps in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and in Spencer County. Start off setting up your drive listed here.
Right after a lot more than 25 yrs, Initial Folio Theatre in Oak Brook will shutter when its latest show, “And Neither Have I Wings to Fly,” closes Feb. 26. The theater had previously announced that 2022-23 would be its ultimate year, but the conclusion day was just lately moved up. Folio’s leaders have been fully commited to employing women in notable roles, and 80% of their productions had been directed by women.
Read through a lot more about what the closure indicates to the theater group right here.