It’s a leap year, so we get an extra day! Here’s some of what we recommend to fill your spare time:
Through 3/3: Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston, Texas, takes over Lost Lake (3154 W. Diversey) for the Texas Tiki Disco. Inspired by the merging of nightlife and tiki culture in the Caribbean, Heugul serves tropical takes on classic cocktails, shareable punch bowls, and his own Houston-inspired drinks.
Mon 2/29: Tonight check out a special Monday night performance of Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago at Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln). Reader critic Marissa Oberlander writes of the famed mentalist, “While it’s a show that involves reading, writing, and thinking, the key ingredient is a healthy and subsequently satiated sense of wonder.” 7:30 PM
Mon 2/29: MCL Chicago (3110 N. Sheffield) presents Laser Comedy Show, a sketch show in which one man uses lasers to create scenery and characters. 10 PM
Tue 3/1: The Reader‘s very own Ben Joravsky and the Sun-Times‘s Mick Dumke host their monthly political roundtable First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 6:30 PM
Wed 3/2: Northwestern University’s Department of Political Science (600 Emerson, Evanston) hosts a screening of Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, followed by a keynote speech and Q&A with Lee and Chicago-based activists for An Evening with Spike Lee. Reservations required. 5 PM
Wed 3/2: The renowned Irish dance troupe Lord of the Dance visits the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State) on its “Dangerous Games” tour, featuring the final onstage performances of leader Michael Flatley. 7:30 PM
Thu 3/3: Sunflower Bean stop by Schubas (3159 N. Southport) tonight. In Soundboard Noah Berlatsky writes of the New York trio, “greatness seems within reach. If you go out to this show, there’s a good chance that five years from now you’ll get to say you saw them when.” 7 PM
Thu 3/3: The writers and editors of the Onion‘s viral-website parody Clickhole take their wit to the iO stage (1501 N. Kingsbury) at Amazing: A Clickhole Show. Clickhole itself says of the show, “Wow. Incredibly brave. Someone holds a mic and someone reads a page of beautiful lies, and maybe someone sings a heartbreaking song about a hero, or someone screams the truth and it’s perfect.” 8 PM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.