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The Weekend Guide

sweat at the chicago sketch comedy festival!

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LAUGH
The Eleventh Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
What:
More than 130 troupes from Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, and beyond blaze through scripted, knee-slapper scenes.
Why: Nutso hilarious antics by Portland’s Sweat.
When: Thru Jan. 15. Sweat, Fri. & Sat., 9 p.m. Full schedule online at chicagosketchfest.com.
Where: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., at Racine Ave. Tickets ($14-$15) at 773-327-5252 or online at chicagosketchfest.com.

SEE
The Interview Show
What:
Host Mark Bazer puts author John Green, actor Marc Grapey, and hip-hop writer Andrew Barber (of Fake Shore Drive) in the hot seat for a frank, funny chat ($8).
Why: Music by Seeking Wonderland and eats from Gaztro-Wagon.
When: Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., at Ada St. (773-227-4433).

SHOP
Roslyn Fall/Winter Sale
What:
Score 30 percent off seasonal apparel and accessories, then get additional items in the same purchase for 50 percent off. (Everything goes for 40 percent off starting mid-January.)
Why: Steven Alan blouses, Eryn Brinie sweaters, Alice + Olivia dresses, and other grabs for blustery days.
When: Thru Jan. 31.
Where: 2035 N. Damen Ave., b/t McLean & Dickens Aves. (773-489-1311).

EAT
The Southern Pig Roast
What:
The restaurant cooks a whole hog and serves it with sides like mac ’n’ cheese, cornbread, greens, taters, and apple cobbler.
Why: Pork out on everything for just $12.
When: Every Sat., 3 p.m. (until it’s gone). Thru Jan. 28.
Where: 1840 W. North Ave., b/t Wolcott Ave. & Honore St. (773-342-1840).

TONE
Harmony Jumpstart Special
What:
The Lincoln Park fitness studio boosts your resolve with two private Pilates sessions and two group Pilates mat sessions for $99.
Why: Put your mind-body to it.
When: Offer good thru Feb. 29.
Where: 1962 N. Bissell St., at Armitage Ave. Register at 773-296-0263.

Photo: Courtesy of Sweat

LOCATIONS
Harmony Mind Body Fitness
1962 N Bissell St
@ Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-296-0263
Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave
@ Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252
The Southern
1840 W North Ave
bt Wolcott Ave & Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-1840
1354 W Wabansia Ave
@ Ada St
Chicago, IL 60642
773-227-4433
2035 N Damen Ave
bt McLean & Dickens Aves
Chicago, IL 60647
773-489-1311
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