The Weekend Guide

A merry slice of life.

Hoosier Mama Holiday Pies
What: Impress guests with savory and sweet pies (spinach with Gruyere, ginger custard, maple pecan) from the shop’s new Evanston location, shared with Dollop Coffee.
Why: Fake it till you bake it.
When: Preorder for the holidays at hoosiermamapie.com.
Where: 749 Chicago Ave., at Kedzie St., Evanston (847-868-8863).

The Everygirl
Shop the lifestyle site for iPhone cases and pretty prints with feel-good phrases ($34 each).
Why: “You’re not the kind of girl who settles. Keep not settling.” (Yup.)
When: You’re feeling inspired.
Where: At theeverygirl.com.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken
What: The Avondale restaurant with a deep love for its deep fryer (and crispy chicken) now serves lunch and brunch.
Why: Fried chicken, fried egg, braised kale, and bacon sandwich. Enough said.
When: Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 3361 N. Elston Ave., at Roscoe St. (773-478-4000).

The Punk Singer
A documentary about outspoken Bikini Kill/Le Tigre singer Kathleen Hanna and her explosive ’90s-era riot grrrl music movement.
Why: Hanna inspired Kurt Cobain to come up with the title “Smells like Teen Spirit.”
When: Tonight, 5:15, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m.
Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., b/t Grace St. & Waveland Ave. (773-871-6604).

Handel’s Messiah
What: The Apollo Chorus’s 125 singers perform Handel’s baroque masterpiece.
Why: Certain Christmas classics should be left to professionals.
When: Sat., 3 p.m.
Where: Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., at Michigan Ave. Tickets ($45-$60) at harristheaterchicago.org.

Saint Laurent
What: The Gold Coast is gifted a posh Hedi Slimane-designed store inside the Waldorf Astoria.
Why: A girl can dream.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 11 E. Walton St., at State St. (312-202-0166).

Photo: Dan Zemans / Courtesy of Hoosier Mama Pie

749 Chicago Ave
@ Kedzie St
Evanston, IL 60202
11 E Walton St
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60611
3361 N Elston Ave
@ Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
3733 N Southport Ave
bt Waveland Ave & Grace St
Chicago, IL 60613
205 E Randolph St
@ Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60602