/

entertainment

Here's the Plan

ria's tasting menu!

Stick a fork in it.

EAT
Ria’s Tasting Menu
What:
Five courses of executive chef Jason McLeod’s fine-dining delicacies include yellowfin tuna with osetra caviar, king crab in truffle conserve, and milk-fed veal confit. (Entire table must order.)
Why: At $87, it’s food porn you can afford.
When: Tues.-Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Elysian Hotel, 11 E. Walton St., at State St. (312-880-4400).

UNWIND
Spring Starter Party
What:
Have a blooming good time (drinks, music) in Sprout Home’s spiffy new yard.
Why: Take home a free cup filled with organic Seeds of Change.
When: Today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 745 N. Damen Ave., b/t Chicago Ave. & Superior St. (312-226-5950).

SHOP
Dallin Chase Sale
What: Up to 70 percent off the lightweight, resort-friendly collection of tops and frocks.
Why: Spring-into-summer staples like the oversize Birsch shirtdress.
When: You’re in the mood to show some leg.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

UNWIND
Elate’s Happy Hour
What: Kick back with a new menu of generously portioned eats (green chili pork, burgers with creamed leeks) for just $3 when you buy a cocktail.
Why: The ginger-basil mojito is bliss.
When: Mon.-Fri., 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: 111 W. Huron St., at Clark St. (312-202-9900).

MINGLE
Club Nutz
What:
The Milwaukee comedy club plants itself at the Next art fair with open mics, DJs, live bands, and stand-up acts.
Why: Spontaneous dance parties. Disco ball included.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, at Wells St. (312-527-4141). Festival tickets ($20) online at microspec.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Ria

LOCATIONS
Ria
11 E Walton St
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-880-4400
The Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plz
@ Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
312-527-4674
Elate
111 W Huron St
@ Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
312-202-9900
745 N Damen Ave
bt Chicago Ave & Superior St
Chicago, IL 60622
312-226-5950
MAP IT