The Weekend Q101


Brian Phillips at Lizzie McNeill’s 3-7

If you are reading this, it might be too late to join Brian & Justin at Lizzie McNeill’s for their live broadcast from 6-10a, but the fun doesn’t stop with the Morning Crew! Brian Phillips will be live from 3-7p for another free, live broadcast with tons of giveaways. Information can be found here.

Chicago Psych Fest (Friday-Saturday) 

A winter tradition that’s just as enjoyable as ice skating in Maggie Daley Park or standing under the heat lamps on CTA platforms, the annual Chicago Psych Fest brings a lineup of trippy bands to the Hideout. Tickets can be purchased here.

Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention (Friday-Sunday) 

Celebrate your tattoos or plan out a few new ones at the annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention in Rosemont. You’ll be able to make an appointment with a tattoo artist (including talent featured on Ink Masters) or show off your existing body art. While you’re on the show floor, make sure to check out the various vendors and live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased here.


Pizza Running Tour with Steve Dolinsky 

Join Read & Run Chicago and Pizza City USA for a one-of-a-kind pizza running tour. You’ll stop at three local pizza places, Lou Malnati’s and Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company, along the three-mile route and sample slices. Plus you’ll get to meet James Beard Award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky and take home a signed copy of his book The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide. Tickets can be purchased here.

Nick Offerman at The Venue in Hammond, IN 

Actor and comedian Nick Offerman returns to the stage at The Venue in Hammond, Indiana. Offerman rose to fame for his role in NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, and has also appeared in other shows like Fargo and The Last of Us. Limited tickets remain.

Bulls host the Heat 

The playoff-bound Heat roll into Chicago for a matchup that the Bulls need to win. Tip-off is at 7.

The Roots at The Salt Shed

Legendary rap group The Roots head to The Salt Shed for a sold-out show on Saturday night.


Stout Fest

Celebrate the final Stout Fest at the original Goose Island Clybourn brewery before it moves to the Salt Shed later this year. You’ll be able to sample pours from more than 25 breweries and vote on a winner. A complimentary souvenir glass and passed small bites will also be provided. Tickets can be purchased here.