The Weekend Guide

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Pick of the crop.

Mulberry & Me Fall Fashion Event
Harvest a chilly weather wardrobe (sheepskin-lined leather jackets, cashmere tunics, and more) and score 15 percent off your purchase.
Why: Stackable beaded bracelets at the trunk show by new online jewelry store West Melrose.
When: Today, noon-8 p.m.
Where: 2019 W. Division St., b/t Damen & Hoyne Aves. (773-952-7551).

Soulistic Studio & Spa’s Pilates Burn Class
The more intense take on the exercise combines traditional mat moves with hand weight exercises, resistance bands, and other forces to be reckoned with.
Why: DailyCandy readers are invited to try a session for $10 (reg. $20; Pilates Reformer and Pilates Chair classes are not included).
When: Check the schedule online at soulistic.com.
Where: 805 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Chicago Ave. Mention offer when registering at 312-226-7685.

Design Harvest Festival
West Town is fertile ground for furniture and home accessories designers and retailers. Unearth them all at the second annual street fest.
Why: Stunning visual vignettes from Room Service, Post 27, Verde Design Studio, and more.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Grand Ave., b/t Damen Ave. & Wood St. Info at 312-850-9390.

Cocktails 101
The Whistler’s Paul McGee builds your liquid assets with a class ($95) on stocking your liquor cabinet, using bartending tools, and whipping up potent ones.
Why: Get a jump on holiday entertaining.
When: Nov. 13 & 27, Dec. 4 & 11, 2-5 p.m.
Where: 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Fullerton Ave. (773-227-3530). To register, email shelby@whistlerchicago.com.

41st Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House
On a self-guided walking tour, more than 60 painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, and other creatives show you where the magic happens (i.e., their private studios, living spaces, and galleries).
Why: Mat Barber Kennedy’s transfixing, color-dappled architectural illustrations.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: Info given out at W. 18th St., at Halsted St. Event spans a few blocks from there.

Photo: Courtesy of West Melrose

41st Annual Pilsen East Artists' Open House
W 18th St
@ Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608
Design Harvest Festival
W Grand Ave
bt Damen Ave & Wood St
Chicago, IL 60622
2421 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
2019 W Division St
bt Damen & Hoyne Aves
Chicago, IL 60622
805 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Chicago Ave, ste 200
Chicago, IL 60642