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Kate's Thai Opens in an Ex-Pasadita; New Nigerian Restaurant In West Ridge; More

LINCOLN PARK— Kiwi Venture is a new quick serve spot near DePaul. They will serve sandwiches, salads, juices and smoothies, the Tribune reported. Status: Opening Saturday, 1524 W. Fullerton Ave.

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NOBLE SQUARE— Kate's Thai Kitchen is ready to go inside a former La Pasadita space (don't worry, kids, there's still one left). Its a rustic space with BYO, lunch, dinner and carry out. Status: Certified open, 1132 N. Ashland Ave.

WEST RIDGE— A Nigerian husband-and-wife duo are taking over the former Noora Cafe. They've opened Simi's, a Nigerian BYO restaurant, serving up stews, fried plantains and more, according to DNAinfo. Status: Opening today, 6310 N. Western Ave.

...second-floor dance spot above Wicker Park's North/Damen/Milwaukee intersection. Status: Opening tonight, 1958 W. North Ave.

LAKEVIEW— Vanille Patisserie is opening another location today near the corner of Melrose and Broadway. It joins its Lincoln Park and French Market spaces. Status:Opening today, 3242 N. Broadway Ave.

LAKEVIEW— Vanille Patisserie is opening another location today near the corner of Melrose and Broadway. It joins its Lincoln Park and French Market spaces. Status:Opening today, 3242 N. Broadway Ave.

WEST LOOP— BenjYehuda is expanding again, this time inside Ogilvie Transportation Center. Expect the same fries and wraps at this new spot. Status: Certified open, Ogilvie Transportation Center, next to Panda Express, 500 W. Madison St.

LINCOLN PARK— Sublime Sushi is opening its second late-night spot tomorrow, this time near Oz Park. They're offering an opening 20-percent discount and a free appetizer if customers "like" them on Facebook. Status: Opening tomorrow, 2235 N. Lincoln Ave.

DUNNING— Lone Star BBQ Bar has replacing Crazy Calabrese Pizza on Harlem Avenue. They're touting Texas-style barbecue, with staples like baby back ribs, brisket and the "King Ranch Chicken," a Tex-Mex casserole that they describe as lasagne with tortillas. Status: Certified open, 3350 N. Harlem Ave.

    Kate's Thai Opens in an Ex-Pasadita; New Nigerian Restaurant In West Ridge; More
    NOBLE SQUARE- Kate's Thai Kitchen is ready to go inside a former La Pasadita space (don't worry, kids, there's still one left). Its a rustic space with BYO, lunch, dinner and carry out. Status: Certified open, 1132 N. Ashland Ave. WEST RIDGE- A Nigerian husband-and-wife duo are taking over the former Noora Cafe.
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Your Chicago comedy calendar for February 8-13 and Valentine’s Day

Blackout Diaries at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Tonight continues UP’s series highlighting Chicago’s best comedy. Hosted...

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3Peat at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:00 p.m. An audience-inspired monologue which is followed by long-form improv...

Sonia Denis at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, 7:30 p.m. Sonia Denis headlines this month’s Sappho’s Salon which is...

If you can’t make it to WCF, Sonia Denis also headlines The Love Below showcase on Thursday at Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave. at 7:00 p.m.

The Comedy Bowl at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. An evening of trivia games and comedy. This twice-monthly event...

AWK Presents: Rejected at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. “American Wonderbread Kaleidoscope (AWK) is excited to present an evening of...

A Love Letter to Myself at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. “An all female lineup of laughter discussing what it means to...

Snack Attack Presents Azhar Usman and Reese’s Cups at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Prateek Srivastava. Featuring Bill Gevirtz, Jerry Tran, Erica Clark...

Pre-Valentine Comedy Showcase at Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., 6:00 p.m.A fundraiser for the Alternative Schools Network with performances by B. Cole, Just Nesh, Jeremiah Frazier and Jamal Hawkins (DJ SLO).

Be Mine at Fizz Bar, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. Dandelion Theatre presents a variety show of “sketch, musical improv, and...

The Valentine’s Show with Patrick O’Hara at The Zodiac Café & Lounge, 113 Main St., Crown Point, IN, 8:00 p.m. “So romantic you’ll be sick.” Comedian and fellow ChicagoNow blogger Patrick O’Hara is the special guest. Headliner: Amy Nico Schwartz. Featuring Claire Swanson. Hosted by Todd McNeeley.

Jim Norton’s “Mouthful of Shame Tour” at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. Jim Norton has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman...

Just Dickin' Around at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. "All genders showcase. The JDA showcase has top-of-the-line...

The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 7:00 p.m. All female comedy showcase led by Kelsie Huff.

A Very Sultry Valentine’s with Kory Smith at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 10:00 p.m. Stand up with lots of love and crowd work.

Chic-A-Go-Go David Bowie Tribute Dance Party #3 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North, 4:00 p.m. This episode of the cable TV family-friendly dance party is...

Mortified Chicago Presents Valentine Shmalentine at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Brave everyday folks get on stage and reveal the comedy and horror of love. The bravest will be accompanied onstage by their significant others.

Cupid Has a Heart On … In Bed at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Chicago’s longest running musical comedy show. Both shows include a champagne toast and a V-Day goodie bag.

“Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Gets Sexy” at Brainstorm Comics, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Ste. 321, 8:30 p.m. Featuring Derek Smith, Deanna Ortiz, Charlie Vergos, Todd Massey, Derek Moulds, Jon Lyons, Justin Vestal. Hosted by Jason Melton.

Margaret Smith: Pole Dancing and Pickup Lines at Theater WIT, 1229 W. Belmont, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Margaret Smith returns to Chicago, her...

Valentine’s Day Double Feature at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 6:00 p.m. You can buy tickets to one or both.

Love is … at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 7:00 p.m. Presented by “Done Waitin’” and hosted by Doc Love. Stand-up, games and music. Evening is for both couples and singles.

Mikey O’s Valentine’s Day Comedy Show & Concert at Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed, 7:30 p.m. Comedy with Vince Acevedo and Melissa Duprey. Concert begins at 10:00 p.m. with Michael Stuart and his Orchestra.

Heather McDonald at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. 8:00 p.m. Valentine’s Day comedy about family, spouses, kids, step kids and...

The Royal Comedy Tour at Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 8:30 p.m. With Sommore, Gary Owen, Tony Rock and Chicago’s own George Willborn and Tony Sculfield.

    Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for February 8-13 AND Valentine's Day 2016
    Many opportunities over the next eight days to celebrate love and/or mock it. I've listed shows that promise fun with the highs and lows of Valentine's Day, plus more of the week's comedy highlights. Visiting this week: Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately), Margaret Smith (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Jim Norton, and the Royal Comedy Tour which...
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Man Robs Fourth Bank In Six Weeks On Near North Side

The man made off with an unspecified amount of money at 9:40 a.m. from the Fifth Third Bank at 837 W. North Ave., according to the FBI.

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at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Byline Bank branch at 742 W. Diversey Parkway;

at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 15 at the American Eagle Bank of Chicago branch at 2255 N Western Ave.; and

at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 28 at the U.S. Bank branch at 2131 S. China Pl.

    Man Robs Fourth Bank In Six Weeks On Near North Side
    Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a bank Saturday morning on the Near North Side, who is also thought to be responsible for three other bank robberies throughout the city.
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