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The Weekend Guide

mercat a la planxa cocktails!

Go in like a lion.

SIP
Cocktails at Mercat a la Planxa
What:
There’s a new mixologist in the house. Try Jake Daniken’s Spanish street life-inspired potions made with fruit infusions and innovative syrups.
Why: You thirst for Sage Smash, made from DeLeón Diamante tequila, fresh sage, lime juice, and honey-sage syrup.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 638 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Harrison St. & Balbo Ave. (312-765-0524).

SEE
Fifteenth Annual European Union Film Festival
What:
Feed your wanderlust with 65 Chicago premiere flicks from every EU country.
Why: The intriguing voyages of Breathing, Austria’s arty coming-of-age story, and Burke & Hare, the UK comedy about 19th-century con men.
When: Fri.-Mar. 29. Breathing, Sat., 5:15 p.m. & Mar. 7, 6 p.m.; Burke & Hare, Sat., 3:30 p.m. & Mar. 5, 6 p.m.
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., b/t Randolph & Lake Sts. (312-846-2600). Film admission is $11.

SHOP
Winter Sale at The Edit
What:
Bucktown’s hyper-curated clothing and accessories boutique takes 75 percent off its stock.
Why: Drape dresses by Pencey Standard, graphic-print pants by Bec & Bridge, faux leather shorts by Paper Crown, and more.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1917 N. Damen Ave., at Cortland St. (773-252-3350).

EAT
Late-Winter Menu at Vincent
What:
Chef Chrissy Camba takes us into the season’s homestretch with warming Euro/New American dishes like slow-roasted brisket and bone marrow.
Why: Her three-course chef’s tasting menu ($25) showcases a new local farm each week.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1475 W. Balmoral Ave., at N. Clark St. (773-334-7168).

BUY
Tabula Tua Warehouse Sale
What:
Treat your nest to 40-70 percent off designer tableware, tables, chairs, fine china, and home accessories.
Why: Start feathering with Serge Lesage rugs, Jules Pansu pillows, and Mud Australia dinner plates.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1015 W. Armitage Ave., b/t Kenmore & Sheffield Aves. (773-525-3500).

Photos: Courtesy of Mercat a la Planxa

LOCATIONS
1917 N Damen Ave
@ Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60647
773-252-3350
1475 W Balmoral Ave
@ N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
773-334-7168
Tabula Tua
1015 W Armitage Ave
bt Kenmore & Sheffield Aves
Chicago, IL 60614
773-525-3500
638 S Michigan Ave
bt Harrison St & Balbo Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
312-765-0524
164 N State St
bt Randolph & Lake Sts
Chicago, IL 60601
312-846-2800
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