3 events we are in love with this February

Looking for a little break in your routine? Here are three ideas that will help make February more fun.

A Winnie the Pooh Valentine’s Day

Olympia Park has hit upon the perfect Valentine’s Day by featuring the most loved bear in the Hundred Acre Woods. Winnie the Pooh brings the love with sing-alongs, gift bags and photo ops. And if your under-6 date needs to burn off a little extra energy, inflatables bouncier than Tigger ensure she’ll adore this party.

Feb. 12; 6566 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago, $5

Sparky at Lifeline Theatre

What do you do when you want a pet, but your mom forbids it? Simple: Get a pet even lazier than you are. Then Libby and her sloth hold a talent show to showcase Sparky in all of his sleepy glory. Based on the 2014 book, Lifeline Theatre’s production teaches the lesson of accepting your friends for who (and what) they are.

Through Feb. 21; 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago

Love songs of Laura Doherty& The Heartbeats

For five years, Laura Doherty and her band have been the heart-stoppers at Schubas’ annual family Valentine’s concert. This year’s show will be no different as it celebrates love at all ages. Most songs will be from Doherty’s first three albums, but there might be songs from her album out in November.

11 a.m. Feb. 13; 3159 N. Southport, Chicago; $10 kids 1 and up and adults; free under 1

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