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Weekly Round Up February 19 2018

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Weekly Round Up

Chicago Events – February 19-25, 2018

Happy President’s Day! Check out all the fun events happening this week.

Monday, February 19

Chicago Auto Show 2018 – First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. The Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of the McCormick Place complex. McCormick Place offers a total of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting room availability. More Details

ultiFIT Push for Progress Registration Begins – the newest fitness facility located within Ultimate Ninjas, is encouraging workout fanatics of all levels to achieve their 2018 resolutions with assistance from Pro Ninja and TV star Brian Redard and his new program Push for Progress. Attendees of Push for Progress will have the opportunity to monitor their successes and train directly with Brian, ultiFIT’s creator and competitor on NETFLIX’s hit show Ultimate BeastmasterSignup begins February 19, 20 or 21 and continues for 6 weeks. The cost is $139 for new clients only.

1. The program begins with a scheduled Fitness Assessment.

2. UNLIMITED access to all ultiFIT training sessions, obstacle course fusion classes and open gym

3. Final Progress Test to show clients that improvement is more than just the number on the scale.

Tuesday, February 20

Roof Winter Games Fire & Ice – ROOF on theWIT GEARS UP FOR 2018 WINTER GAMES WITH EXCLUSIVE FIRE & ICE MIX-OFF COMPETITION Featuring ten of Chicago’s hottest mixologists going head-to-head in a friendly competition to win the Gold Medal, voted on by the spectators! As the world’s most talented athletes gear up for the 2018 Winter Games, Chicago’s hottest mixologists are also gearing for their own competition – the 2018 Fire & Ice Mix-Off. Hosted by ROOF on theWit located 27 stories above the city, ten of Chicago’s hottest bar and beverage minds will go head-to-head in a friendly competition in hopes to be crowned the best mixologist in the city. Each mixologist will be assigned two liquors and will create their best “hot” and “cold” cocktails which will then be voted on by the evening’s spectators. More Details

ultiFIT Push for Progress Registration Begins – Signup begins February 19, 20 or 21 and continues for 6 weeks. The cost is $139 for new clients only.

Wednesday, February 21

ultiFIT Push for Progress Registration Begins – Signup begins February 19, 20 or 21 and continues for 6 weeks. The cost is $139 for new clients only.

Ace Hotel Coffee Talk: A Weekly Roundtable Led by the City’s Best Doers – Ace Hotel Chicago will host its inaugural Coffee Talk, a series where guests can chat with some of the hotel’s favorite influential industry professionals making their mark in the city. Next week’s roundtable session will feature Mallory Ulaszek and Kelsey Gilbert-Kreiling of Presence Agency, a company that creates digital spaces and events that focus on developing memorable experiences. Mallory and Kelsey will discuss their work with Week of the Website and the ins and outs of producing a successful event. Complete with free Stumptown Coffee and snacks, the event is free and open to all who RSVP and taking pace in the Lobby, at 2 p.m.; guests can RSVP, here.

Ace Hotel Monthly Comedy Spotlight: Standup – Bundle up and share a barrel of laughs at Ace’s monthly Comedy Spotlight: Standup. This month’s set features funnyman Joe McMahon and a crew of other comedians, including Zach Dietch, Pat Bolduc, Bill Gevirts, Audrey Jonas and Alex Dragicevich. Located in the hotel’s exclusive Dance Studio, show-goers can fuel up for a night of comedic relief by reserving a table at City Mouse, the hotel’s signature restaurant, or enjoy a post-show cocktail with a spectacular skyline view at Waydown, the hotel’s rooftop bar. The show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door; guests can also RSVP online, here.

Thursday, February 22

Chicago Gateway Green WinterGreen 2018 – Join Chicago’s hardest-working group of young professionals, the Associate Board of Chicago Gateway Green, for an evening of darts, drinks, and appetizers. Learn about the greening and beautifying Gateway Green provides Chicago, as well as our other amazing events, Gaming for Green and Green Tie Ball. Enjoy a game of Cricket or Around the World with an open bar, and delicious complimentary bites from Point & Feather. We are also raffling off tickets to Gaming for Green 2018 and Green Tie Ball XXVII! More Details

El Tapeo Tour de Spain – After a sold out event on January 31st, El Tapeo Modern Spanish Kitchen, 2100 Spring Road in Oak Brook, Illinois, is excited to continue their Tour De Spain Series on Thursday, February 22nd at 7 p.m. The spirited gathering place, located on the ninth floor of Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, invites guests to experience El Tapeo Tour De Spain, a five-course modern Spanish dinner paired with Spanish wine and cocktails. More Details

Underground Throwback Music Series 2018 – You’re invited to the Underground Throwback Music Series Featuring Tone Loc on Thursday, February 22nd and Young MC on Thursday, March 1st! Tone Loc (“Wild Thing” & “Funky Cold Medina”), Young MC (“Bust a Move”) and more chart-topping 80’s & 90’s artists grace the stage at The Underground for our Throwback Music Series! Party the night away in our upscale club to the best tracks from back in the day on any of the following Thursday event dates: Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15. More Details

Friday, February 23

Staytion Market Bar Chicago Melodies – Chance the Rapper calls Chicago his home and coincidentally so does his violinist. Check out Amanda’s amazing violin skills while Staytion’s mixologist whips up local cocktails for an evening music lounge from 5p-7p.

 Saturday, February 24

9th Annual Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago Dance Marathon – CHICAGO Dance Marathon, presented by Solstice, returns for its 9th annual event on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chicago Marriot, located on the Magnificent Mile. This year will feature a Beach Bash theme, encouraging participants to Party with a Purpose by dressing up in their own flare with floral print shirts and hula skirts. Since 2010, CHICAGO Dance Marathon has raised more than $2.5 million for the patients and families of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. For eight hours straight, hundreds of participants will hit the dance floor to boogie, enjoy entertainment and get inspired by Lurie Children’s patient families. More Details

Randolph Street Market Festival Calm Cool Collectible – The Randolph Street Market Festival returns February 24+25, bringing vintage aficionados a “Calm, Cool & Collectible” shopping event to inspire collecting, displaying and decorating! There will be a great mix of 125 vendors selling art, vintage, fashion, décor, food and more! More Details

Sunday, February 25

Randolph Street Market Festival Calm Cool Collectible

Katie Cahmann