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Time In Couchbound No. #05
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As we shift our gaze toward what Chicago could look like when the “stay-at-home” order is lifted, we can’t help but recognize the tough spot that many local businesses will be in for months to come. That’s why we’re launching Love Local, a campaign that lends our voice to crucial causes around the globe, including Comp Tab Relief Fund here in Chicago, which benefits out-of-work hospitality professionals. Read more about our worldwide call to action and consider donating.
What to stream this week
Tonight Virtual Yoga
Get down dog with 360 CHICAGO’s free virtual yoga series, hosted more than 1,000 feet above the city streets. Class begins tonight at 6pm on Facebook Live.
Wednesday Chicago Architecture Center docent Ed McDevitt takes you on an interactive tour of some of Chicago’s most fascinating works of public art on Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom.

Thursday On Thursday nights at 8pm, the Peninsula Chicago pays tribute to frontline workers with live music. If you don’t live nearby, catch the performances live on Instagram or Facebook.

Sunday Smart Bar’s weekly Queen! party makes the jump to cyberspace, with residents Michael Serafini and Garrett David spinning deep grooves.

Anytime this month Through May 31, Goodman Theatre is streaming Lili-Anne Brown’s Chicago premiere of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls. You can rent a taping of the production for $20.
We've officially reached the phase of lockdown where cooking is no longer fun. Thankfully, a bunch of Chicago restaurants just reopened for takeout and delivery, allowing us to take the night off and support local businesses. Put down the spatula and take a look at the latest restaurants to join Chicago's takeout scene. (Psst! Want more? Check out 13 more options here.)
Big Star
Both Wicker Park and Wrigleyville locations of Big Star are open for pickup and delivery, making it easier than ever to get your hands on crispy fish tacos, creamy guacamole and margaritas.
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Michelin-starred Elske is offering takeout for the first time, with a new menu every week from chefs David and Anna Posey. On deck this week: honey-roasted salmon and rhubarb meringue.
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West Loop pasta palace Monteverde is back in action with a hit list of à la carte menu favorites as well as family-style meals for a heartier dinner experience. Toss in a cocktail kit, too!
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RPM Seafood
RPM Seafood is offering carryout three- and four-course menus for two that include goodies like cheesy focaccia bread, Amalfi lemon rigatoni, spicy miso black cod and peanut butter pie.
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Lockdown news you can use
Here’s exactly how Gov. Pritzker plans to reopen Illinois.
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Here’s a map of where you can get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois.
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Local music venues are still in danger of closing—and they need your help.
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60 beautiful Illinois state parks reopen to the public.
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Here are Chicago’s 2020 James Beard Award finalists.
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Illinois Craft Beer Week is postponed, but you can still celebrate local breweries.
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Here’s how Lightfoot’s plan to reopen Chicago differs from the state’s approach.
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Hero of the week
No matter who you are or where you're from, we can all agree on one thing: Potholes suck. For the past seven years, Chicago artist Jim Bachor has been filling street cavities with colorful mosaic masterpieces that depict everything from ice cream cones and Chicago-style hot dogs to bunches of flowers. This year, he’s looking to lockdown life for inspiration, resulting in his latest series that showcases toilet paper, hand sanitizer and a can of Old Style—the ultimate sign of the times. Check out Bachor’s street art or go looking for it yourself on your next neighborhood stroll (just be sure to mask up first!).
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