Up, up, and away.
Linda Warren Projects
What: Two survival- and nature-themed solo exhibits take you for an emotional joyride.
Why: Shay Kun lifts spirits with hot air balloon oil paintings; Doug Fogelson embellishes his works with real flowers.
When: Thru Feb. 2.
Where: 327 N. Aberdeen St., at Carroll Ave. (312-432-9500).
Old Town Social’s New Menu
What: Executive chef Jared Van Camp continues raising the bar-food bar with heart-healthy additions like sweet potato fries with avocado dip and raw kale salad with avocado, blood orange, pecorino, and chiles.
Why: An expanded sandwich, taco, and burger selection also beckons.
When: Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 455 W. North Ave., at Cleveland Ave. (312-266-2277).
The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
What: The 12-year-old event keeps you laughing with more than 170 acts from Chicago to L.A. and beyond.
Why: Thursday night’s lineup of Super Kudzu, Heavyweight, Fuct, and Crassus.
When: Thru Jan. 13. Check out the full schedule at chicagosketchfest.com.
Where: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., at Racine Ave. Tickets ($14-$15) at 773-327-5252 or chicagosketchfest.com.
Sarca Winter Sale
What: Put more stamps in your style passport with 40 percent off apparel, accessories, and shoes.
Why: Allison Parris party dresses, Penelope and Coco wedges, IRO graphic pants, and more.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. While supplies last.
Where: 710 N. Wabash St., at Huron St. (312-255-0900).
West Town Tavern Winter Farm and Wine Dinner
What: The midseason bounty ($79) highlights meats, cheeses, and produce from the Heartland, with pours to match.
Why: Becker Lane pork belly confit, winter mushroom ragout, oxtail ragout, and other warm-ups.
When: Jan. 27. Sun., 6 p.m.
Where: 1329 W. Chicago Ave., at Throop St. Reservations (required) to 312-666-6175.
Photo: Shay Kun / Courtesy of Linda Warren Projects