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The Weekend Guide

pleasant house bakery!

Brunch like a Brit.

EAT
Pleasant House Bakery Dub Brunch

What: Bridgeport’s favorite royal pie joint nods to the islands of the Commonwealth with classic fry-ups (house-made sausage and beans, farm eggs, fixings), scones, and a guest DJ pumping Caribbean beats.
Why:
BYO rum to mix a Dark and Stormy or two with the bakery’s spicy ginger beer.
When:
Every Sun., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where:
964 W. 31st St., at Morgan St. (773-523-7437).

CROON
Sing-a-Long Trapped in the Closet
What: R. Kelly’s hip-hopera sucks you in with its cray plot (a one-night stand with the preacher’s wife, thickening webs of lies).
Why:
As if you need a reason.
When:
Fri. & Sat., midnight. 
Where:
Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., b/t Waveland Ave. & Grace St. (773-871-6604). Tickets ($12) at vendini.com.

BUNDLE
Save Cash on Cashmere at Samantha Chicago
What:
Twenty percent off all nonsale cashmere is incentive to keep warm.
Why:
Neon color-blocked Autumn Cashmere sweaters, soft Vince cardigans, and more.
When:
Thru Nov. 30. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where:
64 E. Walton St., b/t Rush St. & Michigan Ave., 1st flr. (312-951-5383).

NERD OUT
Fermilab Physics Slam

What: Watch five physicists attempt to explain complicated scientific theories in twelve minutes or less in charades-esque fashion.
Why:
It’ll (gravitationally) pull you in.
When:
Fri., 8 p.m.
Where:
Fermilab, Kirk Rd., at Pine St., Ramsey Auditorium, Batavia (630-840-2787). Tickets ($7) at centerstageticketing.com.

EXPLORE
Maxwell Street Market
What:
Rove the quirky outdoor marketplace before seasonal affective disorder sets in.
Why:
Where else on Earth can you find homemade tortillas, fresh juices, and hair clippers? Nowhere, that’s where.
When:
Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:
S. Desplaines St., from Roosevelt Rd. to Harrison St. (312-745-4676).

Photo: Bibbi Lin / Courtesy of Pleasant House Bakery 

LOCATIONS
Fermilab
Kirk Rd
@ Pine St
Batavia, IL 60510
630-840-2787
800 S Desplaines St
@ Polk St
Chicago, IL 60607
312-745-4676
964 W 31st St
@ Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60608
773-523-7437
3733 N Southport Ave
bt Waveland Ave & Grace St
Chicago, IL 60613
773-871-6604
64 E Walton St
bt Rush St & Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-951-5383
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