The Weekend Guide

home trunk show heather hambrecht!

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Home Trunk Show
Milwaukee artist Heather Hambrecht whips tired fall wardrobes into shape with her modern collection of reclaimed and rescued leather accessories ($48-$388).
Why: Arm yourself with wallets, wristlets, clutches, and messenger bags.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Virtu, 2034 N. Damen Ave., at McLean Ave. (773-235-3790). R.S.V.P. (recommended) to info@virtuchicago.com.

More than 50 artists lend their favorite mugs to the exhibit, so you can drink in an overarching message about tradition and pop culture.
Why: It’ll change the way you look at morning coffee.
When: Fri.-Oct. 31. Opening reception, Fri., 6-10 p.m. Hours, by appt.
Where: Lvl3 Project Space, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plz., at Kinzie St., 15th flr. For info or an appt., e-mail info@lvl3gallery.com.

Branch 27’s Open-Branch Menu
The resto located in a former Chicago public library turns another page, with a three-course prix fixe for which a portion of proceeds goes to literacy-focused nonprofit Open Books.
Why: We plowed through past offerings, including braised pork belly and sea scallops with foie gras.
When: Every Thurs., 5-10:30 p.m.
Where: 1371 W. Chicago Ave., at Noble St. (312-850-2700).

Unison Home Fall Warehouse Sale
Score the modern brand’s overstock bedding, table linens, aprons, journals, bags, floor cushions, and more at up to 80 percent off.
Why: You’re in a nesting phase.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 2000 W. Fulton St., enter off Carroll St. (312-492-7960).

Roof’s New Cocktail Menu
Muster the courage to face winter with drinks ($12) made from fresh juices, edible flowers, and infused syrups.
Why: The Tokyo Paloma (Milagro tequila, fresh grapefruit, and sparkling sake) is like sunshine in a glass.
When: Mon. & Tues., 4 p.m.-midnight; Wed., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., noon-midnight.
Where: TheWit, 201 N. State St., at Lake St. (312-239-9501).

Photo: Courtesy of Heather Hambrecht

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Lvl3 Project Space
222 W Merchandise Mart Plz
@ Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
201 N State St
@ Lake St, in TheWit
Chicago, IL 60601
1371 W Chicago Ave
@ Noble St
Chicago, IL 60642
2034 N Damen Ave
@ McLean Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
2000 W Fulton St
@ Damen Ave, std f109
Chicago, IL 60612