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The Weekend Guide

evanston fourth of july fireworks!

This weekend ’tis of thee.

BOOM
Evanston Fourth of July Fireworks
What:
Hit the north suburb for a pyrotechnics display that rivals downtown’s.
Why: Grab burgers at Edzo’s, then stake out a beachside viewing spot.
When: Sun., 9:15 p.m.
Where: Clark Street Beach, Clark St., at Sheridan Rd.

BUY
Vintage Heaven Big Sale
What:
Revel in an Eden of bargain-price, ’70s-era clothing and accessories from Joules Jewels Vintage, Max & Chloe Vintage, and other indie vendors.
Why: Handbags, belts, jewelry, skirts, and jackets for $5-$30. Hallelujah.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., b/t Damen Ave. & Honore St. Info online at vintageheavenchicago.blogspot.com.

SWAY
Shing-a-Ling
What:
DJs Dustin Drase and Fabulette rock a dance party with early R&B, Motown, British beat, and up-tempo Northern soul from ’60s all-girl groups.
Why: You’ll sha-la-love the French Flip cocktail (Three Olives mango vodka, creme de banana, and pineapple juice).
When: Tonight, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., at Bishop St. (312-226-8828).

DRINK
Deca Restaurant + Bar Wine Special
What:
Throw back half-price vino and champ by the bottle or glass with a dinner purchase at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago’s new lobby spot.
Why: You can’t beat a $12 flute of Veuve.
When: Thru Sept. 6. Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 160 E. Pearson St., at Michigan Ave. (312-573-5160).

HELP
Junk Shot
What:
Hear Blasted Diplomats play; dance to Toast & Jam DJs; eat food from Fig Catering, Hearty Boys, City Provisions, and more.
Why: Proceeds benefit the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund.
When: Tonight, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: West Loop Studio, 17 N. Elizabeth St., b/t Washington Blvd. & Madison St. Tix ($30) and info online at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo: Steve Rhodes / Flickr

LOCATIONS
160 E Pearson St
@ Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-573-5160
Clark Street Beach
Clark St
@ Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201
West Loop Studio
17 N Elizabeth St
bt Washington Blvd & Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607
312-733-5762
1444 W Chicago Ave
@ Bishop St
Chicago, IL 60642
312-226-8828
1550 N Milwaukee Ave
bt Damen Ave & Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622
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