February is the shortest month of the year but Time Out Market Chicago’s calendar is packed with a host of exciting events. From a Mardi Gras-themed dinner and a Galentine’s Day party to sushi-making and floral arrangement classes, here’s what’s going on at the Market this month.
Blissful Blooms’ Valentine’s flower arrangement workshop
Prepare for Valentine’s Day with a fun, hands-on evening at the Market on February 7. Expert florists from Blissful Blooms will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful bouquet. Get in the spirit of love and learn how to create stunning floral arrangements for your special someone, close friend or yourself! Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Mardi Gras with Lizzy J Cafe and Everything Countz
Lizzy J Cafe and Everything Countz are teaming up to celebrate Mardi Gras at the Market. From February 9-11, the two restaurants will launch a “Back to Bourbon Street” pop-up kitchen, serving Mardi Gras-themed food and drinks. The festivities continue on February 13, when guests can sit down to a multi-course Fat Tuesday dinner featuring a drumline and dishes like seafood bisque, Creole cornish hen with dirty rice, and red velvet funnel king cake. Tickets for the dinner are available via Eventbrite.
Super Bowl watch party
Watch the big game on the biggest of screens with a free Super Bowl viewing party at the Market on February 11. Haymarket Brewery will be taking over the Stadium Bar and offering some of their specialty beers, including The Defender, Mathia’s and Chicago Tavern. There will also be all-day drink specials, a Tito’s Vodka sampling and giveaways during the game. RSVP here.
Candle making class with Einnim Candle Bar + Apothecary
Head to the Market on February 12 for an evening of candle making led by Oak Park shop Einnim. Experts will be on hand to guide you through the process of creating a custom soy wax candle that’s uniquely scented from a blend of essential oils. Each candle comes in an 11-ounce glass vessel and provides 50-55 hours of burn time. You’ll also receive a $25 card to spend on food and drinks at the Market. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.
Gal's night out with Hendrick's Gin
Join the Market for a fabulous evening of fun, photo ops, and of course, delicious cocktails. Taking place on February 14 at the second floor Stadium Bar, the free event will feature refreshing Hendrick’s Gin concoctions, live DJ beats and a glitter artist who can add crystals and face glitter to you and all your friends. The Market has also partnered with Chi-Society to hand out swag bags and free passes to some of the top rated fitness classes in the city. RSVP here.
Sushi making class with Madai
Sushi lovers, learn how to make delicious maki rolls and nigiri on February 19 with Madai chefs Ismael Lucero Lopez and Martin Martinez. The pair will teach you how to season and cook rice, fish fileting basics and techniques for building a roll. Each participant will get to enjoy two rolls plus a four-piece omakase and two glasses of wine. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Bocce ball with American Bocce League
Beat the winter blues with some friendly bocce competition. Time Out Market Chicago is partnering with the American Bocce League to host league play every Tuesday for six weeks. Registration and more info can be found here.
Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, Time Out Market Chicago is offering a pinot noir from Black-owned winemaker Shamartier Rose ($14/glass, $56/bottle). February’s Cocktail for a Cause, the Swish (Tequileno reposado, peach liqueur, amaretto, lime juice), will benefit Project sWISH, an organization committed to the betterment of Chicago’s inner city youth and young adults.