The forecast calls for more rain, but that doesn't mean we should all stay inside and search for Los Angeles apartments on Craigslist. There are plenty of fun, cheap and free things to do in our wet, wonderful, Windy City this week. We rounded up a few of them.
Take the little ones to IHOP this week – it's your last chance to take advantage of their "Kids Eat Free" deal, which offers free food for kids 12 and under from 4 – 10 pm every day in April.
3760 N. Halsted St.; 773-296-0048, check website for additional locations
Catch the last "Face the Strange" event at the MCA, where local band Joan of Arc will play their eclectic folk-rock tunes from 6 – 7 pm. Admission is free.
220 E. Chicago Ave.; 312-280-2660
Make time for date night this week with half-price pizzas and half-price bottles of wine at Plush on Tuesday.
1104 W. Madison St.; 312-491-9800
Stop by The Whistler at 6 pm on Wednesday to hear the latest release from their in-house label. The first 50 patrons get a free copy of the record.
2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-227-3530
Check out the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome, intricate mosaics and other sights at the Chicago Cultural Center. Architectural tours of the building are free on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1:15 pm.
78 E. Washington St.; 312-744-6630
End the work week on a high note with Kincade's free buffet from 5 – 7 pm on Friday. While you're at it, grab a few Captain Morgan cocktails for just $5 a pop.
950 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-348-0010
Recover from Friday night festivities with a $10 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at Grami Bar and Kitchen from 11 am – 3 pm. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are available for just $4 and $5 each, respectively.
160 E. Grand Ave.; 312-755-9645
Help future students while listening to amazing impromptu tales at Columbia College's Story Slam Fundraiser this Saturday at Jimmy Green's. Admission is just $5, and the proceeds go to a scholarship fund for students in the Fiction Writing department.
825 S. State St.; 312-386-9000
Student bands will face off in a battle of the bands this Sunday at 6:30 pm at Lincoln Hall. Admission is free for this all ages show.
2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-525-2501