Around Town with Gabe Mendoza & DL Hopkins (Weekend of 2/28)

Around town feb 28Oscars viewing parties, a roving shopping cart charity race and the highly lauded Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are featured as top weekends on this installment of Around Town with hosts Gabe Mendoza (Vocalo correspondent) and D.L. Hopkins.

52nd Annual World of Wheels Car Show
Dates and hours: Friday, February 28, 3–10pm; Saturday, March 1, 10am–10pm; Sunday, March 2 10am–10pm
Venue: Donald E Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL
Price: $5–$19, discounted tickets: $4–$17
Phone & URL: 847-692-2220, autorama.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Dates and hours: (Through Sunday, March 9) Friday, February 28 7:30pm; Saturday, March 1 2pm, 8pm; Sunday, March 2 3pm
Venue: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy
Price: $32–$92
Phone & URL: 800-982-2787, auditoriumtheatre.org

Chicago Irish Film Festival
Dates and hours: Through Saturday, March 8; times vary
Venue: The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave; Gallery Theatre, 1112 N Milwaukee Ave
Price: individual screenings $10
URL: chicagoirishfilmfestival.com

Chicago Polar Plunge
Dates and hours: Sunday, March 2, 9am–2pm; plunge wave start times are every 30 minutes from 10am–11:30am
Venue: North Avenue Beach
Price: fundraising minimum of $150
Phone & URL: 312-527-3743, sochicago.org/chicago-polar-plunge

Chiditarod IX
Dates and hours: Saturday, March 1 11am–6pm; Race: 12:30pm
Venue: Wolcott Ave and Hubbard St
Price: Registration is closed. Free for spectators.
URL: chiditarod.org

Oscars viewing party at Studio Paris
Dates and hours: Sunday, March 2, 5­–9:30pm
Venue: Studio Paris, 59 W Hubbard St
Price: $50–$200. Must be 21 to attend.
URL: chicagoplannermagazine.com

Troquet Ravenswood Oscars Party
Dates and hours: Sunday, March 2, 11am to midnight
Venue: Troquet, 1834 W Montrose Ave
Price: drink specials $6
Phone & URL: 773-334-5664, troquetchicago.com

Hip Hop Shows
Cochise Soulstar with Random, Danimal Cannon and Auggie the 9th
Date: February 28, 2014
Venue: Subterranean
Price: $10
URL: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/460851/tfly

Prob Cause with Martin Sky
Date: February 28, 2014
Venue: Shubas
Price: $10
URL: schubas.com/

Date: February 28, 2014
Venue: Subterranean
Price: $10
URL: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/460851/tfly

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~ by Illside Radio on February 27, 2014.

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