The Weekend Guide

caroline devillo couture semiannual sample sale!

You may now kiss the weekend.

Caroline DeVillo Couture Semiannual Sample Sale
The designer’s dreamy, silhouette-driven bridal gowns go for 30-70 percent off (prices range $500-$2,000).
Why: There’s a strapless with your maiden name on it.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 1616 N. Damen Ave., at North Ave., ste. 301. R.S.V.P. to 773-342-0096 or info@carolinedevillo.com.

Sprout Home’s Floral-Design Classes
In their new how-to series, garden store pros show how to piece together blooming sensations.
Why: Themes change monthly; the next tackles how to arrange flowers in uncommon ways (building up, down, and horizontally).
When: Sept. 14 & Oct. 12, 6 p.m.
Where: 745 N. Damen Ave., b/t Chicago Ave. & Superior St. Registration (required) to 312-226-5950 or info@sprouthome.com. Cost varies depending on the size of arrangement you want to make; observing is free.

The Square Affair
A group of Logan Square lovers put together a night of local bands (Jon Drake & the Shakes, The Minneapolis Henrys, and more), DJs, and cheap beer.
Why: Every hood should have this kind of enthusiasm.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., at Logan Blvd. Tickets online ($8) at ticketweb.com or at the door ($12).

Sola Restaurant’s Foodie Friday
Score 25 percent off your total bill (yep, even liquor) at the cheerful resto by mentioning Foodie Friday when booking.
Why: Hawaiian-meets-Midwestern flavors, such as hoisin-braised short ribs with snow peas, shiitakes, and red peppers.
When: Fri., 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 3868 N. Lincoln Ave., at Byron St. Reservations (required) to 773-327-3868.

Balsan and Ria’s New Pastry Chef
Stephanie Prida (formerly of Blackbird) settles in at the Elysian hotel hotspots. She reimagines comfort desserts like peach cobbler at Balsan; for Ria, she creates elaborate chocolate affairs.
Why: You always save room.
When: Balsan, daily, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Ria, daily, 6-10 p.m.
Where: 11 E. Walton St., at State St. (312-880-1300).

Photo: Courtesy of Caroline DeVillo Couture

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11 E Walton St
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60611
11 E Walton St
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60611
1616 N Damen Ave
@ North Ave, ste 301
Chicago, IL 60647
745 N Damen Ave
bt Chicago Ave & Superior St
Chicago, IL 60622
Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Blvd
@ Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
3868 N Lincoln Ave
@ Byron St
Chicago, IL 60613