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Liana Bailey, a Boston, Massachusetts native, is currently a full-time graduate student at American University in the Strategic Communication Program. She is a 2011 graduate of Temple University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Management. She currently works as a communication writer for the American University webpage. When she is not nose deep in her studies or her work, she lends her PR skills and expertise to local music artists.

Chicago Weekend Guide: February 1 – 3, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII has finally arrived and it’s time to kickoff your weekend with plenty of exciting events. This weekend marks the start of Chicago Restaurant Week featuring more than 250 restaurants throughout the city. From dancing and dining to drinks, Chicago has a great weekend planned for you.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Chicago Restaurant Week 2013

This weekend is the beginning of one of the most anticipated weeks of the year:

Chicago Restaurant Week.

(Photo Credit: choosechicago.com)

(Photo Credit: choosechicago.com)

Running from February 1 to 10, the ten-day dining experience will feature more than 250 restaurants with prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Local foodies and visitors alike can sample some of Chicago’s best cuisines during this culinary celebration.

WHEN: Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 10, 2013

WHERE: Restaurants throughout the Chicago area



Savile at Wired Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center

Free to the public, Wired Fridays is part of a series of “lunch break” concerts featuring local

(Photo Credit: cityofchicago.org)

(Photo Credit: cityofchicago.org)

and national DJs and electronic music at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Randolph Cafe. From ambient to dance, the DJs and artists are uncovered each Friday through May. This Friday will feature Savile, also known as Gianpaolo. He has released records on numerous music labels and has had his share of time in the DJ booth at many Chicago venues.  Take a break from your hectic day at work and join in on the fun at Wired Fridays.

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2013 beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Ph. 312-744-3315

TICKETS: Free to the public

Yo La Tengo  at the Vic Theater

(Photo Credit: victheatre.com)

(Photo Credit: victheatre.com)

Don’t miss Yo La Tengo, the American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, performing their latest and greatest hits at the Vic Theater. The notable Vic Theater is small historic Chicago theater known for mastering the live music experience persona. Jad Flair,  American, singer guitarist and founding member of lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese, will be performing along with Yo La Tengo at their Friday night showcase.

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

Vic Theater
3145 North Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Ph. 773-472-0449

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Snowball at Union Station 

To benefit the Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS Programs at Lurie Children’s 

(Photo Credit: playerssports.net)

(Photo Credit: playerssports.net)

Hospital of Chicago, The Junior Council will hold their 25th annual Snowball on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Great Hall of Historic Union Station. The premier event for young professionals, will feature a fancy feast, a silent auction and much more. Musical entertainment will be provided by Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress. To continue with the theme of restaurant week, the Snowball will feature a variety of delectable bite-size treats from some of Chicago’s finest restaurants.

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Great Hall at Union Station
500 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 107
Chicago, IL 60661
Ph. 312-322-6777

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII at Trio

(Photo Credit: trio11845.com)

(Photo Credit: trio11845.com)

Get your game on at Trio , a well known bar offering a unique blend of good food, good drinks and, most importantly, good times. Trio will be hosting an all-inclusive bash in honor of Superbowl XLVII . The event will feature first-quarter appetizers, a halftime buffet with a carving station, craft and import bottle and draft beers, wine, and premium liquor. There will also be FREE prize giveaways during each quarter.

WHEN: Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

11845 Southwest Highway
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Ph. 708-448-1800

TICKETS: Please purchase tickets over the phone or at the restaurant.

The Slider Bowl

It’s back! Moonshine Brewing Company is bringing back Slider Bowl . This Super Bowl

2ND-ANNUAL-SLIDER-BOWL-GOLD-wordpress1-425x637Sunday, come to the Moonshine Brewing Company and indulge in an All-American slider buffet and all-you-can-drink Moonshine drafts. There will also be games for you to win prizes. Bring your friends and family to watch the game and enjoy a variety of hand-crafted sliders.

WHEN: Sunday February 3, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

Moonshine Brewing Company
1824 W. Divison St.
Chicago, IL 60622
Ph. 773-862-8686

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

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