weekend n. Two consecutive days that allow for sleeping in, dining out, and temporarily forgetting that you have a job.
Eighth Blackbird’s Imaginary Remix
What: Grammy-nominated, progressive classical group mixes things up with DJ Dennis DeSantis.
Why: How tweet it is.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St., at Michigan Ave. (312-334-7777).
I.D. Winter Floor Sample Sale
What: Blu Dot and Bensen furniture up to 40 percent off, plus accessories (Tina Ratzer wool throws, Karim Rashid stemware) up to 75 percent off.
Why: Nesting, nesting, one, two, three.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 3337 N. Halsted St., at Buckingham Pl. (773-755-4343).
One Sixtyblue Fondue Menu
What: Seven cheese fondues (think raclette de Savoie and Camembert d’affiné) for two are served in the bar and lounge.
Why: Dip, baby, dip.
When: Thru Feb. 29. Fri., 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 1400 W. Randolph St., at Ogden Ave. (312-850-0303).
Taste of the Neighborhoods Tour
What: Sample ethnic restaurants, including Greektown’s Artopolis and Lincoln Park’s Ja’ Grill, with food guide Evelyn Thompson.
Why: Belly up.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Tour departs from Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., at Michigan Ave. For reservations, call 312-742-1190 or go to chicagoneighborhoodtours.com.
What: Drop by the Wicker Park women’s shop for 40-85 percent off merchandise before it goes online only.
Why: You’re not all talk.
When: Thru Jan. 30.
Where: 1537 N. Milwaukee Ave., b/t Damen Ave. & Honore St. (773-772-5744).