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The Weekend Guide

diem chau!

In honor of Vanna White’s birthday, keep it wheel.

SEE
Diem Chau’s Sojourn
What:
Find beauty in the Vietnamese artist’s detailed, embroidered found objects and carved crayons.
Why: Carpe diem.
When: Thru Mar. 27. Opening, Fri., 5-8 p.m. Hours, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake St., at Sangamon St. (312-226-8984).

BITE
Cupcake Truffle
What:
A cakey treat coated in buttercream then enrobed with Truffle Truffle’s white, dark, or milk chocolate.
Why: Everything else is so vanilla in comparison.
When: A moment of weakness.
Where: Southport Grocery & Cafe, 3552 N. Southport Ave., at W. Addison St. (773-665-0100).

DRINK
AlphaBeer
What:
Sample and learn about brews with names beginning with each letter of the alphabet, from Allagash White to Zatec Lager.
Why: Proceeds benefit literary nonprofit Open Books.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park Rd., at Damen Ave. (773-871-3757). Tickets online at thelocaltourist.com.

MARVEL
Opera Cabal’s USW
What: The experimental outfit’s latest wonder uses music, video, and theater to tell the story of Polish-German socialist Rosa Luxemburg.
Why: It’s not your mama’s Figaro.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: The Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Van Buren St. & Congress Pkwy., Curtiss Hall. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.

BUY
Revision Home Preview & Sale
What:
It only comes around four times a year, so jump on the curated selection of vintage and local artist-created furniture and accessories.
Why: Ceramics by Jay Strommen and assemblage art by Connie Noyes.
When: Preview, Thurs., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sale, Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 2132 W. Fulton St., b/t Damen Ave. & Leavitt St. (312-226-2221).

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Photo: Courtesy of Diem Chau

LOCATIONS
1934 W Irving Park Rd
@ Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-871-3757
2132 W Fulton St
bt Damen Ave & Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60612
312-226-2221
3552 N Southport Ave
bt Addison & Eddy Sts
Chicago, IL 60657
773-665-0100
942 W Lake St
@ Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
312-226-8984
The Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Ave
bt Van Buren St & Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
312-566-9800
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