How does the shortest month of the year always drag on the longest? February means shit's getting drastic—and we're not talking about Valentine's Day looming. The winter blues have settled into your bones and life starts to seem like an endless journey through the arctic tundra. Warm up with a hot cocktail and find something awesome to do this month with our February 2016 events calendar.
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Featured February 2016 events
Stave off the winter blues inside the Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Center, where the greenhouses and gallery will be packed with more than 10,000 in-bloom orchids, featuring an array of hybrids. On Saturday and Sundays, the Orchid Marketplace allows you an opportunity to purchase the plants.Read more
Dash through Wrigleyville in your unmentionables to raise dough for the Children's Tumor Foundation. Participants can raise funds to earn prizes, including shirts, undies and engraved flasks. There's also an afterparty at John Barleycorn where you can rub shoulders with people who have already seen you half-naked.Read more
Exploring the visual techniques used by advertisers, brands and politicians, Kathryn Andrews examines the way in which images can manipulate our desires. "Run for President" marks her first solo museum exhibition, centered around the narrative of a presidential election. Featuring a collection of Andrews' sculptures, the exhibit explores the constantly fluctuating meaning of cultural iconography.Read more