UPDATE: Here are a few more events that are recently added.
Cole's will play deep cuts tonight on Milwaukee Avenue. Arcadia Theater in suburban St. Charles is hosting a tribute tonight. Punch House has one for Saturday. Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park is planning its tribute next week. Glazed and Infused posted this via Facebook:
Here's a new drink from Community Tavern:
Original story follows.
Chicago's restaurant and bar world together mourned the death of Prince on Thursday. Many bars are pledging to play his music, while chefs are contemplating his impact on their lives. On Wednesday night at a Chicago Ideas Week panel, "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and Roots drummer Questlove coincidentally talked about Prince and the creative similarities shared between musicians and chefs, as Questlove promoted his new book.
Today, bars and clubs across the city are hosting tributes to Prince. Berlin, the popular Lakeview nightclub known for its Prince night, will deploy a heavy dose of Prince tonight. Slippery Slope has some advice to anyone going out.
The only song you are allowed to request anywhere tonight is Purple Rain.— Slippery Slope (@SlipperySloped) April 21, 2016
Beauty Bar will honor Prince for the next three nights. Over on Michigan Avenue, Cindy's will host its own tribute tonight. Innjoy will also memorialize him. The J. Parker put up a page for a Saturday night tribute set by DJ Kareem. Even the Piggyback Tavern is celebrating Prince's life.
Meanwhile, the team at Swirlz Cupcakes went back to the archives to find special Prince cupcakes made back in 2012 for a backstage tour group.
Over on social media, Chicago's chefs, restaurants and food media posted condolences. RIP, Prince.
My reaction to being told that Price died was, "It can't be true. Other people die. Prince doesn't die".— David Manilow (@CheckpleaseDave) April 21, 2016
My heart is crying purple rain.So sad to loose you so https://t.co/8CtyTcV6iN Prince— Chef Art Smith (@ChefArtSmith) April 21, 2016
This one is a punch in the gut. You will always be incredible. pic.twitter.com/dK9fDhJ5Fp— Cemitas Puebla (@cemitaspuebla) April 21, 2016