Weekend Recommender: February 28—March 3

February 28, 2013 | by —Elle Eichinger
Photography by Tommy Territt | Homepage

Clinard Dance performs at Stage 773 with Mordine & Co. Dance Theater this weekend.

Comedy Mixer at Second City
Thursday, February 28, 5:30 p.m.
Bela Gandhi of Smart Dating Academy and Jeff Gandy from the Second City Training Center team up to host a night of comedy and conversation for singles and those looking to network. The evening kicks off with a workshop at Second City and a networking cocktail party, and ends with a viewing of the award-winning sketch comedy show We’re All in This Room Together. Tickets, $35, are available on secondcity.com or by calling 312-337-3992. 1616 N. Wells St., 312-337-3992

Girls Night Out—Go Red for Women
Thursday, February 28, 7-10 p.m.
Chicago media personalities and B96 radio host a Girls Night Out evening to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. The third annual event at Alhambra Palace Restaurant includes a red carpet and fashion show, cocktails, appetizers, a raffle, and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear red. Tickets for $20-$35 can be purchased on eventbrite.com. 1240 W. Randolph St., 312-666-9555

All at Once
Thursday, Feb. 28-Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m.
Mordine & Co. Dance Theater
explores diversity through dance with four performances at Stage 773 this weekend. Following each of the shows—which fuse Flamenco and contemporary African-American dance into one modern American style—the artists will participate in a discussion on the state of diversity. Must-see moments include a world premiere by the company’s founder Shirley Mordine, and guest performances by the Clinard Dance Theatre and the Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre. $24 tickets available at stage773.com. 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252

First Fridays: Color Theory
Friday, March 1, 6 p.m.
This month’s installment of First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates spring with a color creation station (with artist Debra Kayes) and a presentation by Spontaneous Art dubbed “Social Flowers.” As usual, the event also includes live entertainment, passed appetizers, museum admission, and a cash bar. Tickets $10 for members, $14 in advance, $18 at the door. Call 312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org to purchase. 220 E. Chicago Ave.

Artist Talk, John Neff
Sunday, March 3, 4-7 p.m
A complimentary opening reception for John Neff’s first solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society features a one-hour talk with the Chicago-based artist (5 p.m). The exhibition comprises a collection of Neff’s latest photographs, created using homemade cameras that are part antique, part new technology. Neff’s pieces are on view through April 14. 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670

Like what you're reading? Get it delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up now for our newsletters >>

Around The Web
Aspen Peak Magazine Austin Way Magazine Boston Common Magazine Capitol File Magazine Gotham Magazine Hamptons Magazine Los Angeles Confidential Michigan Avenue Magazine Ocean Drive Magazine Philadelphia Style Magazine Vegas Magazine