I’m choosing to ignore all Valentine’s Day madness for something far more representative of my current milieu: a Chicago Singles’ Sweet 16. Inspired by the basketball madness that is March, in the next few days, I will whittle down the best cultural events/spots for meeting a potential mate (Note: whether “mating” is just for the evening or for longer term is purposefully not specified, as it is usually indeterminable from first meeting).

Click on each item to see more info. If you have new or different bracket ideas—or disagree with a selection—post ’em below.