/

entertainment

Here's the Plan

make believe!

Do some window-hopping.

SEE
Make Believe
What:
Artists and collectives from across the nation fill the windows of empty Wicker Park and Bucktown storefronts with imaginative, site-specific works. Vote for your favorite; the winner rakes in $5,500.
Why: Chicago Robotic Theater serves up droids that move to an original score.
When: Thru Oct. 29.
Where: Download a map online at makebelieve.wegotitinwpb.com.

SIP
American Whiskey Class
What:
Learn bourbon from a single malt, hear how homegrown spirits are made, and sample ten kinds.
Why: It’s a great drink to usher in fall.
When: Tonight, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Lush Wine and Spirits, 1412 W. Chicago Ave., at Noble St. R.S.V.P. (required today by 3 p.m.) to 312-666-6900 or e-mail jane@lushwineandspirits.com. Cost is $35.

SHOP
Swirl Steals
What: Deep, deep discounts on ready-to-wear from some of our best sales.
Why: Habitual and Blank denim, pretty dresses from Walter and Harvey Faircloth, and more.
When: Now.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

REEL
48 Hour Film Project’s Best Of
What:
Local filmmakers wrote, shot, edited, and scored a movie in two days. This is your chance to see the speed demons’ greatest entries.
Why: Cure your blockbusteritis.
When: Tues., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., at Halsted St. (773-525-2501). Tickets ($20) online at lincolnhallchicago.com.

TASTE
Savor the Seasons Tomato Festival
What:
Green City Market salutes the fruit at its seasonal peak with tastings and chef tips on freezing and storing.
Why: Chris Pappas from Elate whips up a gazpacho-inspired drink for all to try.
When: Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Lincoln Park, b/t Clark St. & Stockton Dr. (773-880-1266). Admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of Chicago Robotic Theater

LOCATIONS
2424 N Lincoln Ave
@ Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-525-2501
1412 W Chicago Ave
@ N Noble St
Chicago, IL 60642
312-666-6900
Lincoln Park
bt Clark St & Stockton Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
773-880-1266
MAP IT