Tushiya Sweets & Treats
What: A new, local confectioner captivates your taste buds with all-natural goods.
Why: Her secret weapon? Peanut butter cream cheese in the brownies.
When: You want to wow the crowd at your BBQ.
Where: Online at tushiyasweetsandtreats.com.
What: The comfort food refuge is normally closed Mondays. But not this Fourth of July, you lucky patriots.
Why: Put a feather in your cap and down a whiskey and some grits.
When: Mon., 1 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1840 W. North Ave., b/t Wolcott Ave. & Honore St. (773-342-1840).
Penelope’s Summer Sale
What: Bounce back from the spring that never was with up to 70 percent off jersey dresses, lightweight sweaters, tunics, trenches, and lots more.
Why: Sunny designers like Rachel Comey, Petit Bateau, Sessun, and Cheap Monday.
When: Thru July 15.
Where: 1913 W. Division St., b/t Winchester & Wolcott Aves. (773-395-2351); online at shoppenelopes.com.
What: The illustration/design twosome behind The Little Friends of Printmaking mount an exhibition of their latest trippy silk screens.
Why: They have serious street cred after creating concert posters for Guided by Voices and Flight of the Conchords.
When: Thru July 31. Opening reception, Fri., 7-10 p.m. Hours, daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., at Racine Ave. (773-868-3308).
Balance Spa & Fitness
What: Put yourself into treatment at The Palmer House Hilton’s new fifth-floor sanctuary, servicing facials, massages, body wraps, hydrotherapy baths, and more.
Why: You need a tension plan.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 17 E. Monroe St., b/t State St. & Wabash Ave. (312-422-1336).
Photo: Courtesy of Tushiya Sweets & Treats