Dinner & a Show: 437 Rush Valentine’s Day Dining & Hotel Package
This four-course tasting menu features lobster ragout, grilled NY strip steak, and polenta-crusted oysters.
Seconds: For dessert, head to the Amalfi Hotel for champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries as part of this hotel package.
Fri-Sat 5-11p. Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, 437 N. Rush St., River North. (312-222-0101). $349 (includes dinner and overnight accommodations) here.
Nearby: Billy Goat Tavern; Public House; Chicago Cut Steakhouse
On the Lookout: Michelle L’Amour’s Big SEXY Show at City Winery
Local burlesque star Michelle L’Amour hosts this naughty celebration of stripping, music, and variety to heat up your V-Day.
In the club: VIP tix include an exclusive pre-show cocktail party with the cast at L’Amour’s nearby Everleigh Social Club.
Sat 11:30p. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., West Loop. (312-733-9463). $30-60 here.
Nearby: Market; Nellcote; RM Champagne Salon
Roll Up: Chicago Reader Anti-VDay Party
Local theatre troupe Bruised Orange skewers Missed Connections classified ads while Big Freedia kicks out booty-shaking jams.
On the house: Send a free shot of SoCo Cherry to anyone who catches your eye, delivered by the Windy City Rollers.
Fri 8p. Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Logan Square. (773-276-3600). $20 here.
Nearby: Lula Café; The Owl; Telegraph Wine Bar
The Break Up: Screw Cupid Pub Crawl
Drink Cupid Punch (ingredients classified) as you go looking for love at four North Side watering holes.
Snow day: Free trolley transportation is available between all four bars, so you can leave your Moon Boots at home.
Fri 7-11p. Meet at McGee’s Tavern, 950 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park. (773-868-8073). $30 here.