WCL: What's On Dec w/ Billy Dec, March 14-20: Best Events, Concerts, Parties, Games, Fests in Chicago area

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Othello: The Remix, March 14th-April 28th at 7:30pm, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, $20-35
Details: Othello: The Remix is a production by Chicago's very own hip-hop artists: the Q Brothers. This show is a fresh take on Shakespeare's Othello, spun out and re-written over original beats. It is a fantastic way to showcase Chicago's talented hip-hop community!


Cameron Rocks On, March 14th at 6pm, Rockit Bar & Grill, $125
Details: Come out and raise a glass, raise some money, and get your Irish on at this event full of fun and heartfelt giving to help kids with developmental disabilities, especially Hydrocephalus. This year, your tax-deductible donations will provide care for Declan Keddy, whose Irish heritage is inspiring the entire event.


Brit Floyd, March 16th at 7:30pm, Chicago Theatre, $29-50
Details: The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, Brit Floyd, returns to the USA to present P-U-L-S-E 2013, The Pink Floyd Ultimate Light & Sound Experience, a stunning new three hour show featuring note-for-note performances of five full album sides.


2013 Downtown Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade, March 16th at 12pm, Balbo and Columbus, FREE
Details: Do you want to be part of the action and not just watch on tv? Perfect! Come gather downtown to watch this Chicago St. Patty's staple as it happens live!

Decades Pop-Up Returns, March 16th-17th at 10am, Space519 at 900 N. Michigan Shops, FREE
Details: Owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, the new stars of Bravo's "Dukes of Melrose," will be in town and on-hand to up the fashion ante! Decades is the Hollywood destination for red carpet couture and 21st century luxury designer consignment sourced from the closets of celebrities, stylists, and fashion icons, sold at up to 80 percent off retail!

BYOB Painting Class, March 15th at 6:30pm, Chicago Art and Design Center, $40
Details: Come have a memorable night out with art! You will be provided with instructions and art supplies, all you need to bring along is your favorite beverage and hors d'oeuvres (BYOH). BYOB Art Classes are for everyone, whether you have experience or not!

Modern Luxury Presents 7th Annual Evening of Bridal Luxury, March 17th at 5pm, Ritz Carlton, $35-65
Details: Come check out an exclusive runway show featuring Vera Wang's 2013 Bridal Collection!

St. Patrick's Day Dyeing of the Chicago River, March 16th at 10am, Chicago River, FREE
Details: Don't miss the Chicago River turning a spectacular shade of green! What's a Chicago St. Patty's day without it?

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Cruise, March 17th at 5:30pm, Spirit Cruises at Navy Pier, $69.90
Details: Grab your friends for a shamrockin' good time out on the water! The luck of the Irish is yours with a delicious dinner buffet, drink specials, green beer available for purchase, amazing views, endless dancing, and an interactive emcee.

CitySwarm Irish Pub Crawl, March 15th at 7:30pm, Celtic Crown, $45
Details: It's March in Chicago, which means it's time to get in the Irish spirit. Jump on a BYOB trolley and travel to four authentic Irish Pubs, and throughout the night enjoy an Irish Buffet, Irish Beer, Irish music, prizes, and giveaways!

Deuce's Green Eggs & Hammered Event, March 16th at 8pm, Deuce's and the Diamond Club, $15
Details: Stop by for a delicious, gourmet St. Patty's buffet! Plus, you know you can't get enough of that green draft beer!

Switchback's Reel Chicago St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Mayne Stage, March 15th at 7pm, Mayne Stage, $30-40
Details: You're invited to join award-winning duo Switchback for a Chicago-style St. Patrick's celebration that is sure to make your friends green with envy! The evening features an Irish buffet, two traditional sets of music, and then a dance party. It's like New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day rolled into one!

Chi-Prechaun Caravan Crawl-Ultimate St. Patty's Experience, March 16th at 8am, Lion's Head Pub, $35-65
Details: My Drink On presents this second annual St. Patty's Day event that will take you around the city to 10 bars to party with 1,300 people on 20 trolleys and 10 buses! In addition, you will have access to three drink tickets valid at the bars, drink specials at every bar, BYOB (No Glass) on every vehicle, and a St Patty's mug to use throughout the crawl!

Legendary Guinness Pizza for St. Pat's, March 17th at 10am, Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, FREE
Details: In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar is again putting an Irish twist on an Italian favorite with their iconic Guinness Pizza ? the only of its kind in Chicago! This exceptional dining event may be deliciously paired with the nightly "kids eat free" promotion or Frasca's popular weekend brunch!

"I Love Lucy" Live On Stage, March 14th at 7:30pm, Broadway Playhouse, $23-65
Details: Come see the live musical adaptation of the classic television show that treats guests as studio audience members through the filming of two different episodes!

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Official Grand Opening, March 18th at 5pm, Hofbrauhaus, FREE
Details: Munich is coming to the Chicago area, so you won't want to miss out. There will be a traditional keg tapping ceremony, delicious Bavarian food, entertainment, and of course, Hofbrauhaus beer, brewed in house!

Irish Dinner, March 18th at 7pm, Floriole, $35-45
Details: Get authentic this March with this delicious Irish Dinner! Floriole is so delicious that it grew from a stand at the Green City Market, to a beautiful cafe and bakery in Lincoln Park!

Chicago Chef Week, March 17th-22nd at Various Times, Various Locations, $22-44
Details: If you missed restaurant week, you now have a second chance to get some delicious meals! Many great restaurants will have $22 lunch and $44 dinner prix fixe meals during this week.

Back on My Feet Run to Randolph, March 18th at 6pm, Nellcote Restaurant, $25-30
Details: Join the Back on My Feet (BoMF) Associate Board for their first Run to Randolph event! Enjoy an intimate evening geared toward young professionals interested in learning more about BoMF and its mission, while sipping on beer and wine with light bites to eat!

Modern Masters of Men's Suiting, March 20th at 5pm, Bloomingdale's The Men's Store 900 North Michigan Avenue, FREE
Details: Come celebrate with us and enjoy lite bites by Siena Tavern as we demonstrate the finer points of menswear, while benefitting Imerman Angels! Receive complimentary basic alterations and a toiletry kit courtesy of Malin + Goetz with a purchase in men's tailored clothing.

Tommy Gun's Garage, March 14th at 7:15pm, Tommy Gun's Garage, $60
Details: Known as the longest running interactive dinner show, Tommy Gun's Garage features gangsters and flappers performing a musical comedy revue set in a 1929 Chicago speakeasy. Admission includes dinner!

Science Storms, March 14th at 9:30am, Museum of Science and Industry, $9-15
Details: This interactive exhibit looks at tornadoes, lightning, fire, tsunamis, sunlight, avalanches, and atoms in motion! Fun for the whole family!

TribU: Bracket Building, March 19th at 7pm, The SCOUT Waterhouse + Kitchen, $15
Details: Want to one-up everyone in your office when picking your tournament bracket? Come learn the tips and trends from digital news editor and resident NCAA expert, Matthew Wood.

Game Night, March 14th at 8pm, Chemically Imbalanced Theatre, $10
Details: The games that made the TV show "Whose Line is It Anyway?" so popular are brought to the CIC stage, and you could become part of the action! You may get a chance to play with our seasoned performers or even have the chance to win prizes throughout the night!

Weekly Craft Night, March 14th at 5pm, Jackalope Coffee and Tea House, FREE
Details: Bring your own supplies to scrapbook, knit, and more with fellow crafters, and bounce ideas off each other in a warm and friendly atmosphere!

Regional Wine Journey-Fiery Reds, March 15th at 6pm, Lockwood Restaurant at the Palmer House Hilton, $35
Details: This Wine Journey will feature a specific region, focusing on the history and individual fermenting process native to that land. The price includes wine pairings along with a selection of charcuterie, cheese, and other various accompaniments, and if you wish to dine in Lockwood following you will receive 25% off your bill, not including alcoholic beverages.

The Second City's 101st Revue, March 14th at 8pm, The Second City, $23-28
Details: Written and performed by Edgar Blackmon, Ross Bryant, Holly Laurent, Tawny Newsome, Katie Rich and Steve Waltien with Jeff Award-Winning Director, Matt Hovde. Julie B. Nichols is back at the keys as Music Director and Craig Taylor returns for his 33rd Revue as Stage Manager!

Post Office Singles Mixer, March 14th at 7pm, Durkin's Tavern, FREE
Details: This event takes a new spin on a regular singles mixer by turning it into a game called Post Office. Guests are given stationary and assigned a mailbox number, and singles are then encouraged to write messages to one another to meet as many other singles as possible!

9th Annual Good Food Festival, March 14th-16th at 9am, UIC Forum, $10-270
Details: Looking for three days full of fantastic food programming? Whether you are a food fanatic or working in the industry, there is something here for everyone!

Messing With A Friend, March 14th at 10:30pm, The Annoyance Theatre, $5
Details: Featuring Susan Messing, and other talented and funny improvisers from around Chicago, perform a collection of self-edited improvised scenes based on a single suggestion.

Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black and White, March 14th-April 21st at 10am, Museum of Contemporary Art, $7-12
Details: Color Bind investigates the museum's rich permanent collection through one of art history's basic formal lenses: the use of the colors black and white.

Lawrence Hall Youth Services Lucky Charm Cocktail Reception, March 14th at 5pm, Harry Caray's, $50
Details: Mix, mingle, sip, nosh, and nibble with your friends at this reception benefiting the youth and families at Lawrence Hall Youth Services. It will be an evening of inspirational stories, feel good networking, and delicious drinks and hors d'oeuvres!

Metropolitan Brewing Beer Dinner, March 14th at 7pm, Burger Bar Chicago, $50
Details: This first beer dinner of 2013 is a collaboration with Metropolitan Brewing! Six courses, each one paired with awesome Metropolitan brews, what more could you ask for?

Mahler and Wagner, March 14th at 8pm, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $41-130
Details: Asher Fisch, principal guest conductor of the Seattle Opera, joins the CSO for a program that encompasses the human experience from beginning to end, from the joy and hope of youth found in Wagner's tender Siegfried Idyll, to the despair and transfiguration at life's end expressed in Mahler's final symphonic work.

Kendall College Capstone Trade Show, March 15th at 11:30am, Kendall College, FREE
Details: Come see the Kendall College Capstone Trade Show and meet today's students and tomorrow industry mavens as they show off the results of the Kendall Capstone Integrative Project.

The Bitter Buddha, March 15th at 9:30pm, Music Box Theatre, $12
Details: Join director Steven Feinartz and the subject of his documentary, comedian Eddie Pepitone, for a screening and discussion of the film.

Breakdancing Workshop, March 15th at 3pm, Columbia College, FREE
Details: Get your moves on with this free workshop led by breakdancing pioneer Ana "Rockafella" Garcia, who's worked with artists such as Will Smith, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey.

They Might Be Giants, March 16th at 7:30pm, The Vic Theatre, $26.50
Details: See why this band won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children as they bring their new tour into town!

As A Young Girl of 13, March 18th at 6pm, Columbia College, FREE
Details: Come join in a reception, followed by a screening and discussion of this essential French documentary about Holocaust survivor Simone Lagrange and her role in bringing down Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, also known as the "Butcher of Lyon."

US Foods Culinary Expo, March 19th at 3pm, John Barleycorn Wrigleyville, FREE
Details: See and sample 26 new, innovative products exclusively from US Foods, along with timesaving, moneymaking ideas from Stock Yards Packing, Boston Fish Market and Cross Valley Farms. Learn how US Foods technology tools can help manage your day-to-day operations!

Turner Classic Movies presents: South Pacific, March 19th at 7:30pm, Music Box Theatre, FREE
Details: Join author/film historian Leonard Maltin and star Mitzi Gaynor as they present a free screening of the adaptation of the Broadway musical about Navy men and women in WWII.

Potential Boyfriends, March 19th at 8pm, Studio BE, $7
Details: This ensemble performs a blend of sketch and improv that is sure to keep you laughing all night long! Performances by guest troupes and stand-up comics round out the night. Tickets include a draft at Trader Todd's after the show!

UnCorked! Port Wine Event, March 20th at 6:30pm, Redhead Piano Bar, $15
Details: Come out for a port flight, snacks, and fun! Port wine is typically richer, sweeter, heavier, and possesses a higher alcohol content than unfortified wines, so whether you have never tried a Port or are a Port lover, this is the event for you!