The Weekend Guide

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Winter Session
The Chicago accessories designers’ revamped website is loaded with new, thoughtfully crafted handbags, wallets, and zip bags ($35-$285).
Why: The canvas and leather Garrison is a carryall for work or play.
When: You need to get a handle on your gift list.
Where: Available at winter-session.com.

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Shop handmade goods directly from more than 25 merry and bright lady artists.
Why: Chain jewelry from Rapt in Maille, beauty products from Soaphappy, stationery from Kinaloon, and other dazzlers.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Helium Gallery, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., b/t Lawrence Ave. & Wilson St. Admission is free.

Berco’s Popcorn
The artisan producer pops up with a walk-up serving window in a Lincoln Park alley.
Why: You never know when a white truffle popcorn craving will strike.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Just off Armitage Ave., b/t Dayton & Halsted Sts.

The Late Live Show
The after-hours talk show hosted by comedian Joe Kwaczala moves into prime time for a holiday episode of Christmas-inspired sketches, jokes, and entertainment.
Why: Erik Adams (The Onion’s A.V. Club) chats about yuletide pop culture, and punk band The Nothingheads plays a holiday music set.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway St., at Sheridan Ave. Tickets ($5) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

Grand Avenue Design District Holiday Shop Crawl
Furniture and accessories makers, vintage and antique collectors, and home design boutiques stay open late with sales and good cheer.
Why: Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies from West Town Bakery.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Grand Ave., b/t Ashland & Western Aves.

Photo: Courtesy of Winter Session

Helium Gallery
4710 N Ravenswood Ave
bt Lawrence Ave & Wilson St
Chicago, IL 60640
W Armitage Ave
bt Dayton & Halsted Sts
Chicago, IL 60614
Grand Avenue Design District Holiday Shop Crawl
W Grand Ave & N Damen Ave
bt Ashland & Western Aves
Chicago, IL 60622
3829 N Broadway
@ Sheridan Ave
Chicago, IL 60613