The Weekend Guide

the funny story show!

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The Funny Story Show
At this Valentine’s Day edition of the edgy storytelling/stand-up showcase, yarn spinners share their funniest (and most horrifying) love stories.
Why: Afterward, two audience members whose names are pulled from a hat are challenged to tell their own tales. The winner (whoever gets the loudest applause) will be in the next show.
When: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Where: LooseLeaf Lounge, 2915 N. Broadway St., at Oakdale Ave. (773-348-7881). Suggested donation for admission is $5.

President’s Day Pop-Up Market
Exercise your right to bargain hunt at the inaugural bazaar of local designers and merchants.
Why: Makeup and skin care products from Arch Apothecary, donuts from Do-Rite, bicycles from Heritage General Store, and more.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hotel Lincoln, 1816 N. Clark St., at Lincoln Ave. (312-254-4700). Admission is free.

Nerds at Heart Love Fest
Let your geek flag fly at the matchmaking party that puts brains before brawn.
Why: Cheesy-on-purpose activities like magnetic poetry, romance trivia, and giveaways — including a chocolate Hans Solo in carbonite.
When: Thurs., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Rebel Bar & Grill, 3462 N. Clark St., b/t Newport & Cornelia Aves. For more info, call 855-637-3568. Tickets ($30) at nerdsatheart.com.

Beginning Beekeeping
Learn the basics of hive design, construction, and management, plus analyze bee biology and behavior under the tutelage of Garfield Park Conservatory’s head beekeeper.
Why: New hobbies give you a buzz.
When: Mar. 16, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 300 N. Central Park Ave., at Fulton Blvd. (312-746-5100). Register at garfieldconservatory.org. Class costs $70.

Anteprima Sunday Family Lunch
Eat like an Italian (a.k.a. take your sweet time) with a la carte, prix fixe, and family-style menus.
Why: Ever-changing options can include everything from sea bass to Swiss chard and ricotta ravioli.
When: Every Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 5316 N. Clark St., b/t Summerdale & Berwyn Aves. (773-506-9990).

Photo: Erin Nekervis / Courtesy of The Funny Story Show 

Rebel Bar & Grill
3462 N Clark St
@ Cornelia Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
1816 N Clark St
@ Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
2915 N Broadway
@ Oakdale Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
300 N Central Park Ave
@ Fulton Blvd
Chicago, IL 60624
5316 N Clark St
bt Summerdale & Berwyn Aves
Chicago, IL 60640