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The Weekend Guide

version festival!

May days, May days.

EXPLORE
Version Festival
What:
Bridgeport claims its rightful title of creative hotbed when its public and private spaces become animated with art exhibits, pop-up shops, dinner clubs, concerts, theatrical performances, and more.
Why: Get Southern exposure.
When: Thru May 31. Complete schedule online at versionfest.blogspot.com.
Where: Venues vary. Most events are free. For information on ticketed events, go to versionfest.org.

EAT
Frog n Snail’s Cafe Menu
What:
Chef Dale Levitski’s latest now serves coffee, crepes, pastries, and other tasty wake-ups all morning and afternoon.
Why: Quiche, soup, scones, and muffins in new flavors daily.
When: Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 3124 N. Broadway St., at Briar Pl. (773-661-9166).

SEE
The Late Live Show
What:
Wedge brilliant wry comedy into your night at comic Joe Kwaczala’s after-hours talk show showcasing rotating local celebs, monologue shtick, and live music.
Why: This week he hosts cartoonist Jeffrey Brown and band Heavy Times.
When: Thru May 26. Every Sat., midnight.
Where: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., at Racine Ave. (773-327-5252). Tickets ($5) online at thelateliveshow.com or at the door.

HEAR
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
What:
The remixer to Lady Gaga and Friendly Fires blasts euphoric electro-dance beats — and maybe even a glitter cannon.
Why: His shows go down in prehistory.
When: Tonight, 10 p.m.
Where: Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave., at Sheffield Ave. (773-348-4975). Tickets ($10) online at ticketweb.com.

SHOP
Lissa Spring Sale
What:
River North’s fashion den takes your closet to an edgier place with select styles up to 60 percent off.
Why: Thuy biker jackets, Abigail Glaum-Lathbury skirts, Alexander Koutny dresses, Rodebjer blouses, and more.
When: Thru May 31 (or while supplies last).
Where: 750 N. Franklin St., b/t Superior St. & Chicago Ave. (312-563-9470).

Photo: Courtesy of Version

LOCATIONS
Berlin
954 W Belmont Ave
@ Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-348-4975
3124 N Broadway St
@ Briar Pl
Chicago, IL 60657
773-661-9166
Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave
@ Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252
750 N Franklin St
bt Superior St & Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
312-563-9470
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