You might figure that Valentine’s Day means love expressed through flowers, candy and all sorts of material excess but you’ll have a chance to delve much deeper at the All Need Love Festival on February 14th. A night dedicated to the celebration of love and beauty in all its forms, the festival promises to expand your notions of love and relationships.
A decidedly non-traditional Valentine’s Day event, the All Need Love Festival unfolds at Chicago’s Field Museum from 8PM-1AM and is open to singles and couples alike. The $96-$115 general admission price includes an open bar to 7 signature martini bars, snacks, performances on 5 stages and 12 organized exhibits throughout the museum. Tickets are only sold in advance for this fest, which showcases a diverse array of live music including Chicago’s renowned jazz group Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, funky roots collective Funkadesi, Turkish flautist Omar Faruk Tekbilek and members of the Windy City’s own Second City comedy troupe. Besides music, there’s the wonders of supernatural entertainer Lior Suchard, noted for reading minds and bending spoons, as well as guest speaker Yehuda Berg, leading authority on the Kabbalah movement. Live DJs include Flipper Dalton, Sadie Woods and Flylife. The Zodiac mixer is probably the most exciting feature for singles and the Valentine-less. The zodiac room will focus on mingling and matching according to astrology sighs. Guest will receive a bracelet with their zodiac emblem and the MC will make sure you’ll connect with an interesting single that ‘s compatible with your sign.
Photo courtesy of All Need Love Festival.