Go in like a lion.
Cocktails at Mercat a la Planxa
What: There’s a new mixologist in the house. Try Jake Daniken’s Spanish street life-inspired potions made with fruit infusions and innovative syrups.
Why: You thirst for Sage Smash, made from DeLeón Diamante tequila, fresh sage, lime juice, and honey-sage syrup.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 638 S. Michigan Ave., b/t Harrison St. & Balbo Ave. (312-765-0524).
Fifteenth Annual European Union Film Festival
What: Feed your wanderlust with 65 Chicago premiere flicks from every EU country.
Why: The intriguing voyages of Breathing, Austria’s arty coming-of-age story, and Burke & Hare, the UK comedy about 19th-century con men.
When: Fri.-Mar. 29. Breathing, Sat., 5:15 p.m. & Mar. 7, 6 p.m.; Burke & Hare, Sat., 3:30 p.m. & Mar. 5, 6 p.m.
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., b/t Randolph & Lake Sts. (312-846-2600). Film admission is $11.
Winter Sale at The Edit
What: Bucktown’s hyper-curated clothing and accessories boutique takes 75 percent off its stock.
Why: Drape dresses by Pencey Standard, graphic-print pants by Bec & Bridge, faux leather shorts by Paper Crown, and more.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1917 N. Damen Ave., at Cortland St. (773-252-3350).
Late-Winter Menu at Vincent
What: Chef Chrissy Camba takes us into the season’s homestretch with warming Euro/New American dishes like slow-roasted brisket and bone marrow.
Why: Her three-course chef’s tasting menu ($25) showcases a new local farm each week.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1475 W. Balmoral Ave., at N. Clark St. (773-334-7168).
Tabula Tua Warehouse Sale
What: Treat your nest to 40-70 percent off designer tableware, tables, chairs, fine china, and home accessories.
Why: Start feathering with Serge Lesage rugs, Jules Pansu pillows, and Mud Australia dinner plates.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1015 W. Armitage Ave., b/t Kenmore & Sheffield Aves. (773-525-3500).
Photos: Courtesy of Mercat a la Planxa