Enjoy watching curling in the Olympics? Try it out at a Chicago-area bar
The shuffleboard-like sport of curling -- fun to watch in the upcoming Winter Olympics -- has also become a popular way for Chicago-area bars to entice guests to brave the cold and have a fun night out.
Bev's pop-up restaurant opens in Naperville, ahead of major renovation at Jimmy's Grill siteBev's -- a pop-up restaurant in downtown Naperville -- recently opened at the corner spot held for decades by Jimmy's Grill. The restaurant will hold down the corner for until a renovation paves the way for a restaurant named Cali's.
Widescreen: If you've been bored with 'Boba Fett,' this week's episode is the one to watchBoba Fett is nowhere to be found in this week's episode of "The Book of Boba Fett." And that's a good thing. A bonus "Mandalorian" episode is just what "Star Wars" fans needed.
'Jeopardy!' champ's streak endsChampion Amy Schneider's dazzling streak on the quiz show is over, snapped by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money.
Feder: Lite FM sets ratings record with Christmas musicMore than 2.5 million listeners in the Chicago area tuned to WLIT 93.9-FM in the final weeks of 2021 as the iHeartMedia adult contemporary station culminated its 21st consecutive year as "The Holiday Lite."
Dining bites: Chili's to give away 27,000 Molten Chocolate CakesChili's Grill & Bar honors National Chocolate Cake Day by giving away 27,000 Molten Chocolate Cakes. Plus, Geneva Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, Big Bowl honors Chinese New Year with specials Feb. 1-10, Tokio Pub hosts a White Elephant Dinner Jan. 31 and Half Day Brewing Company fetes six years with daily deals.
Alex Santilli addresses personal growth with his new single, 'Try Again'Late Nite Laundry drummer Alex Santilli traversed highs and lows during his formative years in Arlington Heights. His new solo single, "Try Again," promotes the idea that "You don't become a whole person unless you fail, right? You need darkness to appreciate the light."
Spotlight: It's 'Groundhog Day' over and over again at Paramount TheatreParamount Theatre marks Groundhog Day with the regional premiere of its titular musical; Metropolis celebrates Billie Holiday; and Marriott Theatre revives the classic American tuner "West Side Story," this week in suburban theater.
Sound check: New music, Park West show with Magic City HippiesBuffalo Grove drummer Pat Howard comes back home when the Magic City Hippies shares its new album at the Park West this weekend; John Primer plays the blues at The Venue; Hey Nonny is back in action; and more.
Best Bets: Shadow or not, Groundhog Days return to WoodstockFun things to check out this weekend: Woodstock celebrates Groundhog Days with a myriad of events starting Friday, the Norge Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament returns to Fox River Grove, and local comedian Lenny Schmidt plays Zanies in Rosemont and Chicago.
Constable: Lego celebrations in Schaumburg, city prove the toys click for lifetimesNone of the playthings of my childhood -- basketball, football, baseball bat, G.I. Joe, Hot Wheels, electric football game, BB gun -- had the staying power of Legos. The power of Legos is why Friday is International Lego Day at Schaumburg's Legoland Discovery Center Chicago.