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The Weekend Guide

holiday gift!

No time like the present.

BUY
GiftBar
What:
Belly up to the new website where you can buy gift cards from more than 70 local spas, restaurants, and shops. They can be emailed, snail mailed, or texted to the lucky recipient.
Why: Choose from Helen Yi, Cerato Boutique, Volo Restaurant Wine Bar, Stitch, Ener Spa, and other spots that make you feel ring-ting-tingly.
When: You call it a wrap.
Where: Online at giftbar.com.

SHOP
Dose Market
What:
The indie flea expands to two levels for the holidays, putting more than 60 vendors’ products (Fresh and Proper ties, Elmidae’s bracelets, Lara Miller scarves, Greer greeting cards) at your gift-giving service.
Why: Eats from Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Bill Kim, Las Manas Tamales, and Old Town Social, plus a charitable gift-wrapping booth and an extra hour of shopping.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St., b/t Lake Shore Dr. & McClurg Ct. Tickets online ($8) at dosemarket.com or at the door ($10).

JINGLE
Winter at Sprout Home
What:
Wicker Park’s boutique gets all roasty toasty with holiday classes, balsam and fir trees for sale, and food truck weekends.
Why: The Holiday Swagger class ($125) shows you how to transform cut greens into a pretty tablescape.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Holiday Swagger, Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. Complete class schedule online at sprouthome.com.
Where: 745 N. Damen Ave., b/t Chicago Ave. & Superior St. To register, call 312-226-5950.

EAT
Holiday Rock & Roll
What:
Powerhouse pastry chefs (including Cafe des Architectes’s Patrick Fahy, Bleeding Heart Bakery’s Michelle Garcia, Perennial Virant’s Elissa Narow) compete to create the best buche de Noel (Yule log).
Why: Appetizers, live music, drinks, and enough buche to feed a small village.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Cafe des Architectes, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 E. Chestnut St., b/t State St. & Wabash Ave. (312-324-4063). Tickets ($35) online at eventbrite.com or at the door.

HEAR
S. Carey
What:
The Bon Iver band member goes solo, throwing emotive ambient-indie embers into the fire at a live gig.
Why: His debut album, All We Grow, warms you from the inside out.
When: Fri., 10 p.m.
Where: Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., at Belmont Ave. (773-525-2508). Tickets ($12) online at schubas.com.

Photo: Snap Decision / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
20 E Chestnut St
bt State St & Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-324-4063
River East Art Center
435 E Illinois St
bt Peshtigo & McClurg Cts
Chicago, IL 60611
312-321-1001
745 N Damen Ave
bt Chicago Ave & Superior St
Chicago, IL 60622
312-226-5950
3159 N Southport Ave
@ Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-525-2508
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