Don’t let the weather get you down — there are plenty of ways to have fun and stay warm this weekend.
Comedian and actor Erica Watson joins the Morning Shift to share her recommendations on events, concerts and restaurants across the city.
What to see
Adler After Dark: A Night In The Afrofuture - Celebrate Black History Month at the Adler Planetarium. You’ll hear from leading Afrofuturist thinkers, and learn how Afrofuturism is so much more than Black Panther.
Columbia College 2nd Annual Black Arts Festival - Black students, faculty and alumni of Columbia College present artwork in all forms, including music, dance, film, spoken word, art, design and much more.
Nina Simone: Four Women - This production at Northlight Theater celebrates the life and legacy of singer Nina Simone. Chicago resident Sydney Charles portrays Simone in the musical, which runs through March 3.
What to hear
Violin Brunch: Windy Indie at City Mouse - Violinist and West Side native Windy Indie combines classical, hip-hop, and folk music in a concert for the whole family. Admission is free — you only have to pay for the food.
“La Traviata” - Perfectly-coiffed wigs! Fluttering hoop skirts! Parisian intrigue! What could be more dramatic than an afternoon at the Lyric Opera? This classic by Verdi features South Sider Zoie Reams.
What to eat
Bottomless Taco Brunch - Make your own tacos, and shake your own margaritas — don’t worry, mixologists will be on hand to give tips and tricks. The event runs all weekend long at Blue Agave.
Juicy Luzy Sangria: 3rd Annual Variety Night - Stop by Juicy Luzy, a family-owned sangria company on the city’s Southwest Side.
5th annual Lakeview Soup Walk - What better way to warm up during a Chicago winter than a cup of hot soup?
GUEST: Erica Watson, actor, comedian, contributor to Windy City Live on ABC-7 and The Jam on WCIU
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