Weekend Happenings January 27-29

Chicago Restaurant Week continues, a new movie theater moved into town, and a cheesy bar crawl is taking over Wrigleyville! Let’s weekend.

Chicago Restaurant Week Continues

Chicago Restaurant Week is running until February 5th! Enjoy fantastic deals at local restaurants that are available for a limited time only. Prix fixe multi-course menus are just $25 for brunch/lunch, and $42 and/or $59 for dinner!

Here is a list of all participating restaurants in Lakeview East!

Mac and Cheese Crawl

The cheesiest bar crawl is coming to Wrigleyville this Saturday… The Mac and Cheese Crawl! Hop from bar to bar while enjoying seven servings of mac and cheese as well as drink specials!

So far, participating bars include Country Club, Deuce’s, HVAC Pub, Moe’s Cantina, Old Crow, Stretch, Nola, Roadhouse 66, Cubby Bear, and more TBA! The fun goes all day long, starting at 11 am and ending at 7 pm. Tickets are available here!

Alamo Drafthouse Opens First Chicago Location in Wrigleyville

Alamo Drafthouse, 3519 N Clark

Friday is the opening of the newest movie theater in town… Alamo Drafthouse! With locations all over the country, this is the first location to open up in Chicago! “Celebrating classic cinema is also something we take seriously while making sure we have a little fun along the way. Whether it’s an interactive Movie Party presentation of a timeless classic, a chef-inspired feast with a menu paired with a film, or a re-evaluation of a lost gem, we love sharing the movies we love with Alamo Drafthouse audiences of all ages.”

From opening day until February 5th, Alamo is offering 25% off select menu items. This weekend, the newest Hollywood Block Busters and some classics are showing. See flicks like Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), Candyman (1992), Thief (1983), and more!

Click here to get tickets, and see all the shows that are playing this weekend!

Cubby Stock 2023

The Cubby Bear, 1059 W Addison

Did you miss the chance to go to Woodstock, or were you simply just not alive then? Well, make up for lost time this weekend! The Cubby Bear is hosting Cubby Stock ’23 which is an evening full of jamming out, dancing like nobody’s watching,  and of course some drinking! Enjoy live shows by Electric Gypsy covering Jimi Hendrix, Spirit of the Dead covering Grateful Dead, and Lizard Kings covering The Doors! Doors are at 6:30 pm and tickets are on sale now or are available at the door. It’s going to be a long strange trip.

Click here for tickets.

The Metro Weekend Lineup

The Metro, 3730 N Clark 

As usual, The Metro has some great live shows this weekend.

Saturday night The Magic City Hippies are taking the stage. Established in 2015, The Magic City Hippies is A mosaic of poolside grooves and lingering, sun-kissed melodies. Tickets are on sale now for $22.50! Click here to get yours.

Sunday night The Metro is hosting Queen! Performances will be by Jessy Lanza, Michael Serafini, and Garrett David. Hosts are Lucy Stoole, Jojo Baby, and Nico. The guest host is Vanda LaRose!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 10 pm and the music also starts at 10 pm. Click here for tickets.

Bunny Yoga

Cuddle Bunny, 2901 N Clark

Experience the ultimate relaxation with the Yoga Nidra Sound Bath class at Cuddle Bunny, led by certified instructor Amelia Lina Sawyer! This class combines the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, a deep state of relaxation, with the healing vibrations of sound therapy. As you lie comfortably on your mat, Amelia will guide you through a series of guided meditations and breathwork exercises while the soothing sounds of singing bowls and other instruments envelop you. The bunnies add an extra layer of tranquility to the experience.

Whether you’re looking to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep or simply find a moment of peace in your day, this class is for you. Let Amelia and the bunnies take you on a journey of deep relaxation. Students are encouraged to bring their own mat as we have only a limited number available for use.

Registration is $22 per person and is available here.

Reggaetón Brunch Buffet

Moe’s Cantina, 3518 N Clark

Spice up your Sunday mornings! Moe’s Cantina is hosting a brunch party with DJs and bottomless mimosas. This isn’t your regular brunch buffet, the food featured includes Mexican pastries, chilaquiles, pozole, Carnitas, and much more! Party to some reggaetón with a mimosa in your hand!

Reservations are just $35 per person, and can be made here.

Hydrate Nightclub, 3459 N Halsted

Hydrate Nightclub is hosting Draglicious on Saturday night with a star-studded performance like no other! The host for the evening is Dida Ritz, and performances will be by Gina Belle, Mz. Ruff N’ Stuff, Sorraya Dash, and Enza! The show begins at 9 pm and there will be NO COVER!

Drag Race Viewing Party Bingo Edition

Replay Lakeview, 3439 N Halsted

Every Friday Night, Replay in Lakeview is hosting a viewing party for season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race! But this isn’t your average viewing party… it’s bingo edition! Play your way through the viewing and help yourself to one of Replay’s amazing drink deals. Hosted by Sapphire Feliciano, who will be awarding prizes to the winners! Grab a bucket for just $25 of Miller Lite, Corona Extra, Truly’s, or Freshie tequila seltzers. The bingo and viewing will begin at 7 pm.