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The Weekend Guide

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Make the grade.

SHOP
NorthernGrade
What:
Local and national menswear vendors (Penelope’s, Pierrepont Hicks, Winter Session, Portland General Store, Independence, others) sell American-made fashion, accessories, and lifestyle goods at the roving market.
Why: Snack on bites from Pecking Order; finish with suds at Half Acre’s happy hour.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Open Secret Studios, 401 N. Racine Ave., at Hubbard St. Admission is free.

DRINK
BluePrintJuice
What:
The freshly pressed raw and organic juices (a.k.a: liquid gold for cleansing fans on either coast) are now available for retail purchase in individual bottles ($7-$12).
Why: Power up with Green, a mix of romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon, and ginger.
When: You need a reboot.
Where: Available at select Whole Foods locations, including 1550 N. Kingsbury St., at Sheffield Ave. (312-587-0648).

BROWSE
Snowbird Vintage Pop-Up
What:
Philly’s mobile boutique rolls in with a curated selection of retro clothing and boots from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.
Why: Lace dresses, sequined tops, western shirts, concert tees, and other oldies-but-goodies.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., at Belmont Ave. (773-525-2508). Admission is free.

EAT
Slurping Turtle Bento Brunch
What:
Box yourself in with ten tempting choices, including chicken yakitori skewers, vegetable tempura, sashimi, and sukiyaki (braised beef). Each comes with fish cakes, green beans, sweet potatoes, and white rice.
Why: Round out your morning with noodle dishes (miso ramen and tonkotsu ramen) and robata grill offerings.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 116 W. Hubbard St., at LaSalle Blvd. (312-464-0466).

SEE
We’re All in This Together
What:
Matthew Hoffman’s hand-cut wood and paper artworks revolve around simple phrases that build community and spark dialogue.
Why: Each piece is an icebreaker.
When: Thru Dec. 15.
Where: The Coop, 230 W. Superior St., b/t Wells & Franklin Sts., ste. 2f (312-602-3335). Admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of NorthernGrade

LOCATIONS
230 W Superior St
bt Wells & Franklin Sts
Chicago, IL 60654
312-602-3335
Open Secret Studios
401 N Racine Ave
Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60642
116 W Hubbard St
@ LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60654
312-464-0466
Whole Foods Market
1550 N Kingsbury St
@ Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
312-587-0648
3159 N Southport Ave
@ Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-525-2508
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