This week: Restaurant Week (above), CSO Presents “The Godfather”, Red Bull Thre3style and more.
Through February 12: Restaurant Week
You may not have shed those holiday pounds yet, but with eateries all over town offering prix fixe menus, now’s not the time to diet. Stop in at any of the over 250 participating restaurants, including Coco Pazzo, GT Fish & Oyster and new destinations like Billy Lawless’ Acanto and the Gold Coast’s Fig & Olive.
Cost: Lunches start at $22, dinners start at $33. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit Choosechicago.com.
February 3-4: CSO Presents “The Godfather”
Justin Freer conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in playing Nino Rota’s score alongside a live screening of the Academy Award-winning “The Godfather.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan
Cost: $35-$190. For tickets, visit Chicagosymphony.cloudtix.com.
February 5: Red Bull Thre3style
In this open-to-the-public regional qualifier event, six DJs duke it out for the chance to move on to the national tournament and, ultimately, represent the U.S. at the 2015 World DJ Championships in Tokyo.
Time: 9 p.m.
Place: Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee
Cost: Free. To RSVP, visit Redbull.com/us.
February 6-8: Boutique Blowout Sale
Six local retailers, including The Denim Lounge and Sara Jane, come together in a Lincoln Park storefront to offer huge discounts for a good cause: A portion of proceeds will support Imerman Angels, which provides one-on-one support to those affected by cancer.
Time: Friday (with RSVP) 2-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Place: 833 W. Armitage
Cost: Free. To RSVP, email Info@thedenimlounge.com.
February 6: Patrick J. Ryan Main Event
Co-chaired by Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan and his wife Marie in honor of their late son, Catholic Charities’ first-ever charity boxing match puts amateur boxers in the ring in support of the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide program.
Time: 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. matches
Place: Drury Lane, 100 Drury, Oakbrook Terrace
Cost: $150, $100 cocktails only. For tickets, call (312) 655-7018 or visit Catholiccharities.net.
February 7-8: Snow Days Chicago
Celebrate snow before the spring thaw: Navy Pier invites 14 professional teams from around the world and 12 teams of local high school students to sculpt creations out of snow for this wintry festival. Vote for your favorites and enjoy family-friendly activities, like snow painting and an interactive snowboard experience.
Time: Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Place: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand
February 7: Lyric Opera Wine Auction
Oenophiles and opera buffs won’t want to miss this gala in support of Lyric’s programming. Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.’s Michael Davis leads an auction of nearly 80 lots, including rare wines and travel and dining packages.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker
Cost: $1,500. For tickets, call (312) 827-5682 or email Lyricwineauction@lyricopera.org.
February 7: The Noteworthy Night
The Second City and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras come together to support the orchestras’ training and education programs. Emceed by T.J. Shanoff, the event honors Northern Trust and Jim and Ginger Meyer for their support of the CYSO.
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware
Cost: $375 general admission, $425 VIP. For tickets, call (312) 939-2207 or visit Bidpal.net/cyso.
February 7: Snowball
The Junior Council’s 27th annual event — benefiting pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS programs at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago — features live music, a silent auction and bites from spots like Mon Ami Gabi, Mercadito Fish, Siena Tavern and Prime & Provisions.
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Union Station, 500 W. Jackson
Cost: $145. For tickets, visit Juniorcouncil.org/snowball.
February 7: The Blackboard Affair Masquerade Ball
This annual black-tie fundraiser — to which galagoers are encouraged to don masquerade masks — includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Sasha Savic and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Working in the Schools (WITS), which promotes literacy and gives Chicago Public School students the tools to excel in academics and life through programs that foster strong mentor relationships.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Cost: $100 general admission, $150 VIP. For tickets, call (312) 269-4514 or visit Witschicago.thankyou4caring.org/bba-2015.