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The Weekend Guide

chicago zine fest!

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GO
Chicago Zine Fest
What:
Indie publishing extravaganza welcomes 150-plus lowbrow reads (comics, magazines) for purchase or trade.
Why:
The fun starts Friday with forums and readings.
When:
Forums, Fri., 1 p.m.-midnight; zine exhibition, Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:
Conaway Center, Ludington Building at Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., at 11th St., flrs. 1 & 8.

GET TO KNOW
Hsing Chen, The Peninsula’s New Pastry Chef
What:
The Emmy Award-winning journalist brings a host of new sweets to the menu.
Why:
Coeur de guanaja chocolate cake with popcorn ice cream in The Lobby, s’mores cookies in Pierrot Gourmet.
When: Sugar cravings hit.
Where:
108 E. Superior St., at Rush St. (312-573-6749).

EAT
RPM Italian
What:
Giuliana and Bill Rancic plus the Melman brothers (Paris Club) plus chef Doug Psaltis (L2O) equals a promising dining experience.
Why:
Truffled garlic bread. (And it’s your chance to try Mama DePandi’s recipes.)
When:
Mon.-Wed., 4 p.m.-midnight; Thurs. & Fri., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 4 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sun., 4-10 p.m.
Where: 52 W. Illinois St., at Dearborn St. (312-222-1888).

SURF
Cityblue’s Webshop
What:
The Old Town brick-and-mortar just opened its virtual doors. Click from Theory to Gryphon to Botkier to Sass & Bide until your heart’s content.
Why: It also generates an insidery fashion blog called The Magazine.
When: You’re feeling the blues.
Where: Online at shopcityblue.com.

BUY
Radical Skincare
What:
The new antiaging line pulls out gorgeous big guns (powerful antioxidants) to reinvigorate, moisturize, exfoliate, firm, and cleanse your skin.
Why: Eye Revive cream goes up against dark circles. And that’s just the start.
When: You need face time.
Where: Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., at Rush St. (312-587-1700).

Photo: Moirabot / Flickr

LOCATIONS
RPM Italian
52 W Illinois St
@ Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60654
108 E Superior St
@ Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-337-2888
1104 S Wabash Ave
@ 11th St
Chicago, IL 60605
312-369-6632
15 E Oak St
@ Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-587-1700
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