Winter cannot stop Chicago culture. It's another awesome week of cool events to get you out of the house and enjoying the city. Here are our top five can't-miss events:
Sauced Night Market
This roving food and art party sets up in Emporium Arcade Bar this month with food from DonerMen, Pecking Order and Bang Bang Pie, and beer from Solemn Oath, Two Brothers and more. Tuesday, January 20.
The banging-on-pots-and-garbage-cans-and-anything-metal touring show is back in Chicago for one week only. Tuesday, January 20–Sunday, January 25.
Art Institute After Dark
This masquerade party (yes, you should wear a mask) features tours through the Modern Wing, cash bars and a DJ. Friday, January 23.
Nerd Year's Resolution Party
Nerds can find other nerds to mate with at this annual gathering at Lakeview's Blokes & Birds featuring trivia, prizes and plenty of liquid courage. Saturday, January 24.
Randolph Street Market Festival
Vintage-hunters, this is your jam. Peruse three levels of mid-century–heavy antiques in the gorgeous Beaux Arts Plumbers Union Hall Building. Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25.