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The Weekend Guide

downton abbey tea!

Drink like a Grantham.

SIP
Downton Abbey Tea
What:
Go pinkies up at the Mies van der Rohe-designed Pavilion of The Langham.
Why: Nothing soothes a broken heart (we miss you, Matthew) like Earl Grey scones, watercress and cucumber with olive butter finger sandwiches, or Manchester pudding.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Daily seatings at 3, 4 & 5:30 p.m.
Where: 330 N. Wabash Ave., b/t Kinzie St. & Wacker Dr. Reservations (recommended; $40 per person; children 10 and under, $30; tax and gratuity not included) at 312-923-7710.

NAB
Edith Hart Sale
What:
(Almost) guilt-free shopping with 25 percent off pieces like C/Fan’s Cecily crop shell, and casual shirts by Wildfox.
Why: Treat yo’self.
When: Thru Jan. 14. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1917 N. Damen Ave., at Cortland St. (773-252-3350); online at edithhart.com.

SEE
Ten
What:
The Gift Theatre presents ten ten-minute plays by writers like J.C. Chandor (the mind behind last year’s Robert Redford film, All Is Lost).
Why: It’s A.D.D. approved.
When: Thru Jan. 19.
Where: 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., b/t Ainslie St. & Lawrence Ave. (773-283-7071). Tickets (free) at brownpapertickets.com.

SAIC at 900
What:
Take a shopping break to visit the intimate new exhibition space for cutting-edge work by SAIC students and alumni.
Why: Jeremiah Jones’s mesmerizing video installation, Looking Down Yosemite Valley, After Bierstadt.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 900 N. Michigan Ave., b/t Delaware Pl. & Walton St., 6th flr. (312-915-3916). Admission is free.

BITE
The Field Bistro
What:
Ponder the prehistoric age over a few beers and a T-Rex Grinder (prosciutto, salami, olive tapenade) at The Field Museum’s new cafe.
Why: A tap handle cast from a mold of T. rex Sue’s tooth.
When: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., at McFetridge Dr. (312-922-9410).

MARVEL
Circus Festival
What:
Get high with the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival’s five days of workshops, cabaret performances, and aerial acrobatics.
Why: We believe you can fly.
When: Thru Jan. 12.
Where: Locations, tickets, and showtimes at chicagocircusfest.com.

Photo: Courtesy of the Langham

LOCATIONS
4802 N Milwaukee Ave
bt Ainslie St & Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
773-283-7071
Travelle
330 N Wabash Ave
bt Kinzie St & Wacker Dr, in The Langham
Chicago, IL 60611
312-923-9988
1917 N Damen Ave
@ Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60647
773-252-3350
900 N Michigan Ave
bt Delaware Pl & Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-915-3916
1400 S Lake Shore Dr
@ McFetridge Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
312-922-9410
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