DJs spin tunes as you glide, spin and jump at a pair of downtown ice rinks. Stephanie Manriquez lays the tracks at Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Get your ‘80s groove and gear on – we’re looking at you, leg warmers – at Maggie Daley Park’s ice skating ribbon.
Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon: 4-8 p.m. Thursday at 337 E. Randolph St. Free; $13 skate rental / MAP
Millennium Park Ice Rink: 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison streets. Free; $10-$13 skate rental / MAP
Get ready to rumble at the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestler’s Pageant of Champions. Will reigning co-champions Shaydes and Cursula hang on to their title? Or will they be muscled out? Find out at the 35th CLLAW match led by the mistress of ceremonialisms Harry Scaray. Get in on the action by betting on your favorite wrestlers with local tender (CLLAWBUX). Proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago and Sideshow Theatre Company.
Details: 9 p.m. doors open; 9:30 p.m. first match Saturday at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. $25; $30 at the door / MAP
Shop for your sweetie or yourself at Randolph Street Market’s My Heart’s Desire. The Valentine’s Day-themed shopping event includes floral arrangement classes, cupcake decorating, a nude sketching salon and a “singles mingle.”
Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Plumbers Hall, 1341 W. Randolph St. $8-$10 / MAP
How does an orchestra perform without a conductor? Find out at as Unsupervised Chicago performs music by Missy Mazzoli, Meade Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, South American composer Alberto Ginastera and Joseph Haydn.
Details: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Curtiss Hall, 410 S. Michigan Ave. $15 / MAP
Take a Romantic Night Hike and stroll arm-in-arm with your sweetheart through the Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve. Lantern-lit paths add to the ambience as you make your way through an oak forest, pausing along scenic bridges to listen to the waters of Salt Creek. Warm up at the end of the trail with hot chocolate and a cozy fire for roasting marshmallows.
Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook. $10 / MAP
Billed as a pop-up music festival, ChillFest features more than 30 local musicians performing acoustic sets in 15 neighborhood storefronts. Participating musicians include father-and-daughter duo Meghan and Timothy Pratt, classical guitarist Neil Dixon Simon and indie singer-songwriter Sammy Canillo.
Details: 2-6 p.m. Saturday at 15 storefronts in Wicker Park/Bucktown, including Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Free / MAP
Scientific minds gather at the Fermilab Open House. Take tours of the particle physics and accelerator laboratory, ask scientists questions and explore physics concepts through hands-on activities. The program is geared toward children in grades three and up, according to organizers.
Details: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Fermilab, Wilson Hall, Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Free / MAP
Southern-style food, barbecue and buffets are on the menu for Chicago Black Restaurant Week. The annual foodie affair features more than 20 Chicago-area restaurants, including The Woodlawn, Dusties Southern Style Buffet, Surf’s Up South Shore and The Good Life Soul Food Café.
Details: Sunday through Feb. 16. Prices, hours and locations vary.
Don your best pair of undergarments for the Cupid’s Undie Run, a “brief” fun run that raises money to find a cure for neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children. If undies aren’t your thing, organizers encourage you to get creative with costumes. Whatever you wear, keep it PG-13.
Details: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Slugger’s World Class Sports Bar, 3540 N. Clark St. $45; $50 at the door / MAP
More than two dozen ice carvers work their magic at the Ice Art Walk, where you can watch a live ice-carving demonstration at noon. Warm up with a cocoa crawl ($5 includes a souvenir mug) at 10 participating businesses.
Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Wheaton, including Downtown Wheaton Association, 108 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. Free / MAP
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