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The Weekend Guide

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Give it all you got.

WORK
Power Sculpt Fitness
What:
Go on a lean streak at Lakeview’s new group exercise studio. Seven body-conditioning classes put you through metabolism-building strength and endurance intervals.
Why: TRX Barre Challenge gets the job done with suspension trainers and ballet barres.
When: Class schedule varies.
Where: 3148 N. Lincoln Ave., at Belmont Ave. (773-802-2602). Register at powersculptfitness.com. Class packages are $15-$200.

EAT
PT at The Talbott
What:
The pop-up restaurant takes over the hotel’s bar and cafe until Mercadito Hospitality opens its newest concept there this fall. Every day brings Latin specials like lobster tacos, poblano corn mac ’n’ cheese, and more.
Why: Go from Mussel Monday to Sausage Sunday (with tortas, wings, tacos, fried chicken, and shrimp in between).
When: Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 10 E. Delaware Pl., at State St. (312-640-8135). For more info, go to facebook.com/ptpopup or follow @ptpopup on Twitter.

RESERVE
April Bloomfield Dinner
What:
The author of A Girl and Her Pig joins chefs Paul Virant and Elissa Narrow (Perennial Virant), Paul Kahan (Blackbird), Bruce Sherman (North Pond Cafe), and Nathan Sears (Vie) for a five-course dinner ($200) in honor of the cookbook’s release.
Why: Each chef prepares one course inspired by a dish from the read.
When: July 15, 6 p.m.
Where: Perennial Virant, 1800 N. Lincoln Ave., at Wells St. Reservations to 312-981-7070.

SEE
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
What:
Revenge is sweetly hilarious in the Chicago premiere play about a woman who gets back at her abusive husband by tying him to a chair, surrounding him with meat, and inviting the neighborhood bear over.
Why: There’s no escape from laughing.
When: Thru July 15.
Where: Theatre Seven of Chicago at Greenhouse Theater Center, Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., b/t Belden & Webster Aves. Tickets at 773-404-7336 or theatresevenofchicago.tix.com ($20-$22) or at the door ($30).

CELEBRATE
The Gage’s Fifth Anniversary
What:
Fete the milestone of the rustic Euro spot with a five-course menu of all-time favorites and $5 drinks, including Half Acre’s Gate 5Yr Red (a full-bodied Irish red ale).
Why: Speck-wrapped smelt and basil escargot goat cheese risotto.
When: Thru July 12.
Where: 24 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Monroe & Madison Sts. (312-372-4243).

Photo: Courtesy of Power Sculpt Fitness

LOCATIONS
3148 N Lincoln Ave
@ Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-802-2602
PT at The Talbott
10 E Delaware Pl
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-640-8135
1800 N Lincoln Ave
@ Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
312-981-7070
2257 N Lincoln Ave
bt Belden & Webster Aves
Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
24 S Michigan Ave
bt Monroe & Madison Sts
Chicago, IL 60603
312-372-4243
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