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Photos: Courtesy of Vertigo Sky Lounge

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CHILL
Vertigo Sky Lounge Ice Bar
What:
Belly up to a 3,000-pound block of ice, where bartenders sling chilled cocktails.
Why: They’ve got comfy velour robes on hand.
When: Tonight, 5-10 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-midnight; Fri., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 2 W. Erie St., at State St., 26th flr. (312-202-6060).

HELP
Haiti Aid at Francesca’s Restaurants
What:
All nineteen locations across Chicago will donate 100 percent of lunch and dinner profits to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief fund.
Why: Your heart (and stomach) goes out.
When: Mon., hours vary.
Where: List of locations online at miafrancesca.com.

EAT
Mado Cassoulet Dinners
What:
Rich, slow-cooked pork and duck confit with bean stew, served with pork liver pate crostini and dessert.
Why: Cold creature comforts.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1647 N. Milwaukee Ave., b/t North Ave. & Concord Pl. Reservations recommended to 773-342-2340.

SEE
Under Ground
What:
The darkly innovative play follows a brothel attendant on a revenge mission.
Why: There’s a lot to pick from at Rhinofest. This is a standout.
When: Thru Feb. 8. Mon., 7 p.m.
Where: Prop Theatre, 3502 N. Elston Ave., b/t Addison & Roscoe Sts. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.

FEED
Blackbird Salon Series
What:
Chef de cuisine Mike Sheerin creates a menu inspired by the surrounding display of artwork — all made by folks affiliated with the resto (photos by Paul Jones, drawings by Ben Wilson).
Why: The private, loungy vibe.
When: Wed. Reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.
Where: 619 W. Randolph St., b/t Desplaines & Jefferson Sts. Reservations required to 312-715-0708.

Photo: Courtesy of Vertigo Sky Lounge

LOCATIONS
2 W Erie St
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60654
312-202-6060
Blackbird
619 W Randolph St
bt Desplaines & Jefferson Sts
Chicago, IL 60661
312-715-0708
1647 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773-342-2340
Prop Theatre
3502 N Elston Ave
bt Addison & Roscoe Sts
Chicago, IL 60618
773-539-7838
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