WEST TOWN — Happy Friday!
Here are a few ideas for things to do this weekend in West Town, Wicker Park and Bucktown.
End The Work Week With Yoga. Join members of the West Town Chamber of Commerce at Vino Vinyasa. The all-levels vinyasa flow yoga session at Yoga for All Beings ends with networking and complimentary wine. The class costs $20; register for it online, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Friday, 508 N. Hoyne Ave.
Eat Your Summer Feelings. Rhyme or Reason chef Maximilian Lucas’ new dessert menu offers lots of chocolate and a treat named Summertime Sadness — dually inspired by the fact that summer comes and goes too fast in Chicago and Lana Del Rey’s banger, “Summertime Sadness.” The salted cheesecake dessert features lemon curd, honeycomb, shaved ice, blackberries and an edible hibiscus flower. Weekend hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 1938 W. Division St.
Go to a Circus For Adults. The experimental circus “A Fool’s Journey, A Misfit Circus Cabaret,” founded by clown and wire walker Molly Plunk and aerialist Natalie Abell, digs into the symbolism and revelatory nature of the tarot deck and offers a variety of acts (tightwire, acrobatics, hand balancing, juggling) plus live music. Buy tickets ($27 to $36) here. The show runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday, at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.
Scenes from “A Fool’s Journey.” [Provided]
Enjoy Sunday Grilling at Big Star. Chef Sean Brock of Husk (Charleston and Nashville) will join chefs Paul Kahan and Julie Warpinski for the next installment of a summer grilling series with cocktails and live music. Indulge in special menu items like grilled oysters, mole grilled chicken wings, sour corn elotes and tacos with crispy chicken skins and more. Additionally, Big Star will serve a special Old Fashioned cocktail for the event. Starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, first-come, first-served until it runs out. All food and drink will be available a la carte, at 1531 N. Damen Ave.
Score Discounted Ray-Bans. If you still need a pair of summer shades, Bucktown’s Red Eye Eyewear is having a trunk show featuring Ray-Ban sunglasses priced 20 percent off on prescription pairs and 10 percent non-prescription. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, 2158 N. Damen Ave.
Find a New-To-You Treasure. A garage sale advertising “a little bit of everything for everyone!” on posters around the neighborhood runs from 9 a.m. to dusk on Saturday, at 1574 N. Milwaukee Ave., above Publican Anker.
Shop At Sunday Farmers Market. Score fresh produce, cheese, meats and specialty items, like crepes, cookies and Ipsento’s Nitro coffee at the Wicker Park Farmers Market. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 1425 N. Damen Ave.
Brunch at Sabroso! Mexican Grill. Located in the former Cotton Duck, this BYOB family-run restaurant from California opened last week and offers a weekend brunch with Oreo pancakes, cottage cheese French toast and more. Brunch runs this Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 941 N. Damen Ave.