The margherita pizza at Nellcote (Nellcote )
Friday Night Bites
Nellcote 833 W. Randolph St. 312-432-0500
Kick off your weekend with a Friday night pizza and a beer at the West Loop spot, where the Savant Special—a signature margherita pie and a choice of domestic beers—gives you fuel to keep the creativity going, whether or not you're a starving artist. 5-7 p.m. Friday. $10.
Edzo's Burger Shop 2218 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-697-9909
You can rest easy on your day of rest knowing that the popular Lincoln Park spot is now open on Sundays for your lazy day pleasure. Grab a griddled burger for $3.89, fresh-cut fries for $1.69 and a hand-dipped milkshake for $4. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Gather 4539 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-9300
If Sunday dinner conjures up memories of passing food around a table, head to the Lincoln Square restaurant's Sunday dinner, which features your choice of three items such as roasted chicken with sweet brussels sprouts, grilled flatbread, spaghetti with meatballs and more, served family-style with glazed carrots, roasted fingerling potatoes and sticky bun bites for the table. 5-10 p.m. Sunday. $26 per person.
Stan Mansion 2408 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-276-0099
If your weekend goal is to get out of the cold and into a dancing mood, head to Logan Square for The Numbered Days Loft Party, where admission includes hosted beer from Revolution Brewing (9-10 p.m.), cash bar, collaborative mural painting with Bottle and Bottega and DJ music by Kody Madro and Superfriends. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday. $25. Tickets: thenumbereddays.com.
Passage to India
Big Chicks 5024 N. Sheridan Road 773-728-5511
Glam up your night at Jai Ho! Bollywood Bling, where South Asian LGBT group Trikone Chicago transports you to Mumbai fantasyland with performances, a fashion show and themed tunes by DJ Mixin' J. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. $5 suggested donation.
Red Door 2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-697-7221
Dive into protopunk, power pop and other catchy subgenres at the Bucktown spot's pop punk night, where you can wet your whistle to sing along to your favorite just-off-the-mainstream-radar songs with $4 Brooklyn East IPAs and $3 George Dickel Tennessee whiskey shots as DJ Brian Buckley mans the decks. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday. No cover.
Murphy at the Mid
The Mid 306 N. Halsted St. 312-265-3990
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy brings a little bit of soul to your Friday night with a disco-infused, mid-tempo DJ set at the West Loop club. The Redux DJs, Tim Zawada and duo Mike Petrack and Aran Daniels open the show. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday. $25. Tickets: clubtix.com.
At the Hop
Three Aces 1321 W. Taylor St. 312-243-1577
Rock around the clock at Sock Hop Saturdays, where $2 gets you a PBR or a shot of Old Crow whiskey and DJs spin '50s and '60s tunes while you do the twist. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. No cover.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.