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This Week in CHI: Feb. 27 – Mar. 5

Chicago is back to its typical gloomy self after the tease of 60 degree weather last week, however, that could never put a damper on our plans!

Mia Francesca’s Lakeview location is celebrating its 25th anniversary by serving up dishes from its vintage 1992 menu featuring, get this, its original prices. So, ignore the reality of inflation for one night and enjoy throwbacks like linguine all’ arlecchino with shrimp, scallops and clams for $12.99 and the vitello sassi with baby artichokes and wild mushrooms for $19.99. To read our recap of the #throwback menu, click here. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.

Frontier will be getting into the Mardi Gras spirit this Fat Tuesday at its annual Shrimp Boil. Frontier encourages shared dining experiences on a typical night but this celebration takes it a step further with all-you-can-eat shrimp, corn, potatoes and, of course, king cake. Will you find the little baby to bring your year luck? Drink specials including $5 Abita, $5 hurricanes and $6 sazeracs will be available until the party stops. For more information and to purchase ticket, click here.

Ice skating in Millennium Park wraps up the yearly tradition this Sunday, March 5th, so take full advantage of the warm-ish weather because, well, 30 degrees is warm to Chicagoans, right? Grab a date and hit the ice! For more information, click here.

The 5th Annual Imerman Angels Blue & White Party is hosted by the Godfrey Hotel at the iO Rooftop Lounge benefiting the Imerman Angels Organization, which provides free one-on-one cancer support to cancer fighters, survivors and their caregivers. The evening features an open bar, appetizers, raffle prizes and casino games. Tickets range from $100 to $150 and can be purchased, here.

La Catrina Cafe is celebrating National Women’s Day by hosting an art opening to showcase its newest exhibition, Beautiful, which emphasizes the work of often underappreciated female artists. The event is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at La Catrina Cafe located at 1011 W 18th St. For more information, and to find tickets, click here.

This Bitch will be getting her zen on with Yoga Six at its Willis Tower: Get Elevated event this Saturday! With private access to the Willis Tower Skydeck and an hour of vinyasa flow, Yoga Six is bringing your yoga with a killer view. Enjoy a complimentary mimosa and light brunch bites from the always tasty Bang Bang Pie, while perusing ventor pop-ups booths full of yoga goodies—yoga, mimosas, brunch and shopping and soaking in our favorite cityscape? Sign me up faster than you can say namaste. Tickets are $40 per person. For tickets, and more information, click here.

Chicago and beer are highly synonymous in Chicago, so head over to the Field Museum for the Chicago Beer Festival to get your fix of brews from over 70 breweries, including the opportunity to sample the 2017 spring seasonal beers. There will be music, food being sold and a selection of open museum exhibits to browse while you sip. Tickets range from $45 – $55 and will not be available for sale at the door, so grab your tickets online, here.

The 17th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge is back! The Polar Plunge benefits an incredible cause, which provides support for over 6,800 athletes. Even if you don’t plunge, any donations and support are welcome and with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn, Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Kinney in attendance in 2016, it begs the question who will be there for 2017? You? 10 a.m. is first wave of Polar Plungers with the last being 11:30 a.m. For more information, click here.


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