Crunch and munch.
Smoked Pecan Bourbon Caramel Corn
What: Local confectioner Salted Caramel’s latest treat leaves more than a kernel of sugary, salty goodness on your tongue.
Why: You already love the bacon-bourbon version.
When: “Research” it for Father’s Day.
Where: Online at saltedcaramel.net.
Code of Conduct
What: Just-opened tattoo studio/shop is an arty, modern place for South Loopers to chill.
Why: Needle around on an in-store iPad for inspiration before you get inked.
When: Daily, 1-10 p.m.
Where: 14 E. 11th St., b/t State St. & Wabash Ave. (312-929-2073).
Not Your Granny’s Panties Sale
What: Eskell, Kokorokoko, and Chitown Vintage hawk throwback clothing and accessories at bargain-basement prices ($16-$76).
Why: Fendi purses, Donna Karan jumpsuits, and Bruno Magli suede heels won’t get your knickers in a twist.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Eskell, 1509 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Honore St. (773-486-0830).
What: Chicago band lays down dreamily danceable electro/shoegaze/synth.
Why: Trip the light with fantastic multicolored lasers.
When: Tues. Doors open, 9 p.m.; show, 10 p.m.
Where: Funky Buddha Lounge, 728 W. Grand Ave., at Halsted St. (312-666-1695).
What: Chicago Opera Theater snags a trendy following with food and drink specials at The Gage, followed by a performance of Three Decembers.
Why: The opera’s only 90 minutes long — a breeze for beginners.
When: Wed. Gage, 6 p.m.; opera, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Madison & Monroe Sts. (312-372-4243); opera, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Dr., at Michigan Ave. Tickets at 312-704-8414 or online at chicagooperatheater.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Salted Caramel