This is an urgent warning from the mother ship: Your household’s to-do list is mounting, and time to tackle it is lost in space.
Proceed at warp speed to BizyBizy, a new personal assistance service catering to families. Visit the Old Town storefront or website to get quotes from party planners, music teachers, babysitters, errand runners, and more.
Pros will come to your home or a meeting spot of your choice. Everyone — from the French tutor who clocked time teaching English in Paris to the handyman who ran his own remodeling business — is well-trained for your operation.
Making all systems go.
BizyBizy, 1551 North Wells Street, between North Avenue and Schiller Street (312-573-9700 or bizybizy.net).
Heart Shapes Family Workshop
What: Kids 5 and up mold terra-cotta clay into a heart-shaped box or bowl and decorate it with stamps and bright glazes.
Why: A Valentine’s gift from the you-know-where.
When: Sun., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood St., at Montrose St. Registration (required) at 773-769-4226 or lillstreet.com.
Balsan’s Kids’ Menu
What: Elysian hotel’s cozy resto unveils gourmet takes on tot fare (wood-fired cheese pizza, grilled ocean trout, mini steak frites).
Why: House-made ice cream for dessert.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-10:30 p.m.
Where: 11 E. Walton St., at State St. (312-646-1400).
Lunar New Year Parade
What: Ring in the Year of the Tiger with a procession of floats, marching bands, and dancers disguised as lions, plus a 100-foot-long “walking” dragon.
Why: It’s a Far East treat.
When: Sun., 1 p.m.
Where: Along Wentworth Ave., b/t 24th St. & Cermak Rd., Chinatown. Call 312-326-5320 for details.
Photo: Courtesy of BizyBizy