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The Weekend Guide

mucca pazza marching band!

Five, four, three, two, fun.

HEAR
Mucca Pazza
What:
Join the countdown with the misfit marching band that plays a dizzying mix of mambo, metal, gypsy, and classical.
Why: Gotta love the mismatched uniforms and big plastic pom-poms.
When: Fri., 9:30 p.m.
Where: Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., at Logan Blvd. Info at 773-276-3600. Tickets ($25) online at ticketweb.com.

SIP
Trinkschokolade
What:
Like a big bear hug, the European-style hot cocoa (made from Julius Meinl chocolate and steamed milk) warms you from the inside out.
Why: It’s a liquid Snuggie.
When: After ice-skating at Millennium Park.
Where: The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Monroe & Madison Sts. (312-372-4243); Henri, 18 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Monroe & Madison Sts. (312-578-0763).

WEAR
Apron Cooking Guides
What:
Get help in the kitchen with a wearable cheat sheet ($30) of numeric conversions, freezing instructions, veggie cooking times, and more.
Why: Never let them see you sweat.
When: Company’s coming.
Where: Enjoy, 4723 N. Lincoln Ave., at Giddings St. (773-334-8626); online at urbangeneralstore.com.

RESOLVE
Cycling Classes at
Go Cycle
What:
Make 2011 the year you shun elastic-waist pants with the help of single sessions ($18) or packages ($75-$200) at the Old Town exercise studio.
Why: Your first class is free, so you can test the waters.
When: Schedule online at gocyclestudio.com.
Where: 501 W. North Ave., at Cleveland Ave. To register, call 312-878-4999.

Photo: Eric Harvey Brown / Courtesy of Mucca Pazza

LOCATIONS
Go Cycle
501 W North Ave
@ Cleveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
312-878-4999
18 S Michigan Ave
bt Monroe & Madison Sts
Chicago, IL 60603
312-578-0763
4723 N Lincoln Ave
@ Giddings St
Chicago, IL 60625
773-334-8626
Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Blvd
@ Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
773-252-6179
24 S Michigan Ave
bt Monroe & Madison Sts
Chicago, IL 60603
312-372-4243
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