The Weekend Guide

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Apartment 528
The online shop’s new brick-and-mortar is full of vintage and handmade finds for the home, from coupe glasses to tea towels, and odds and ends in between.
Why: We’ll come knocking for the artful pillow covers by Sweetnature Designs.
When: By appt.
Where: 2023 W. Carroll Ave., b/t Hoyne & Damen Aves. (312-970-1528); online at apt528.com.

What: The off-Broadway hit play takes a sharply comic look at a group of girlfriends spending a wild, wasted night before a wedding.
Why: The fun is seeing if everything ends happily ever after.
When: Thru Apr. 29. Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway St., at Buena Ave. Tickets ($35-$40) at 773-549-1815 or online at ticketweb.com.

Salted Caramel at Andersonville Galleria

What: The local confectioner nabs a sweet spot in the bustling retail market building.
Why: Drop by for bacon bourbon caramel corn, pretzel grahams, stout marshmallows, and other heavenly concoctions.
When: Tues.-Thurs. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 5247 N. Clark St., at Berwyn Ave. (773-878-8570).


What: The Athens, Georgia, band makes you a believer in psychedelic disco-house at a gig supporting their debut album, Body Faucet.
Why: They like to dance. You like to dance.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., at Belmont Ave. (773-525-2508). Tickets ($12) online at schubas.com.

Chicago French Market
What: It’s time to give the downtown gourmet bazaar another try, thanks to exciting new and soon-to-open vendors.
Why: Home in on EJ Sushi (sibling of West Town’s Kai Sushi), Superior Nut & Candy, Klay Oven, Spicy Monkey Soup Company, and Wisma (chef John des Rosiers’s artisanal prepared-food oasis).
When: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 131 N. Clinton St., b/t Washington Blvd. & Randolph St. (312-575-0306).

Photo: Courtesy of Apartment 528

2023 W Carroll Ave
bt Hoyne & Damen Aves
Chicago, IL 60612
Profiles Theatre
4147 N Broadway St
@ Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
131 N Clinton St
bt Washington Blvd & Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
5247 N Clark St
@ Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
3159 N Southport Ave
@ Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657