The popular dance party turns four years old this weekend and throws a bash… (Courtesy of Soul Summit )
Gino's East River North 500 N. LaSalle St. 312-988-4200
The venerable deep-dish pizza institution adds a new location in a historic building featuring commissioned works by local artists rather than its signature graffiti decor. Go healthy with a Black Harvest kale salad ($10) or go all out with such pies as the Chicago Fire (spicy patty sausage, red peppers, onions, $21-$28) or the BBQ Brisket Za with peppers and caramelized onions ($22-$32). 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
A Day Of Giving
Rodan 1530 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-7036
Bring gently used winter apparel, toys and non-perishable foods to benefit families in Logan Square, Pilsen and Little Village at this party with a purpose hosted by media outlet Le Prestige du Monde, which features complimentary sweet treats and $5 event-exclusive cocktails including the Lemon Bloody Mary and Rodan Mimosa made with fresh spices and organic orange juice. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday. No cover.
Paper Moon Pastry 3523 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-879-3953
Stock up and snack on housemade empanadas, soft pretzels, vegan chili, cupcakes, pies, macaroons and more and browse wares from 10 additional vendors offering cookbooks, vintage wares and other merchandise. Additional activities include social media contests, a 4 p.m. Sunday music performance by Bastardgeist and a 5-7 p.m. Sunday closing cocktail reception. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. No cover.
Riverview Tavern 1958 W. Roscoe St. 773-248-9523
The Roscoe Village spot offers 40 barrel-aged beers and sours from 30 different breweries—including Destihl's St. Dekkera Reserve sour blueberry ale, Local Option Morning Wood and the only keg outside the brewpub of Brickstone Dark Secret stout—for $4-$10 each, plus raffles every 30 minutes for beer-themed prizes. Noon-3 a.m. Saturday. No cover.
Sky Lodge Launch Party
Vertigo Sky Lounge 2 W. Erie St. 312-202-6060
Give in to the wonders of winter as the patio transforms into a vintage apres-ski oasis featuring a custom carved ice bar offering cocktails and a $12 hot toddy menu, thermoses of soups and spiked hot chocolates, custom s'mores stations, evergreen trees, animal ice sculptures, a fire pit and a supply of blankets and robes. 8 p.m.-midnight. Friday. No cover.
(Free!) "The Cherry Orchard"
Bar Deville 701 N. Damen Ave. 312-929-2349
Chicago theater ensemble One Year Chekhov—whose mission is to take one play each year by 19th century Russian scribe Anton Chekhov, cast it with disregard for gender, rehearse it once with no director and perform it at bars across Chicago every six weeks, with actors switching roles each time—brings a cast of 12 to the classic tragicomedy about an aristocratic family who faces the loss of their estate. 7 p.m. Sunday.
Lazy Man Sledding Trip
The Pony 1638 W. Belmont Ave. 773-828-5055
Lotties Pub 1925 W. Cortland St. 773-489-0738
Hop a bus to Villa Olivia Sledding Resort in Bartlett, Ill. on this jaunt, which includes resort admission, transportation and hot cocoa and refreshments en route. At The Pony, registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and the bus departs at 3:30 p.m. At Lotties, registration begins at 3 p.m. and the bus departs at 4 p.m. Saturday. $40. RSVP: lottiespub.com or theponychicago.com
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160
Founders and DJs Duke Grip, Sloppy White and Dave Mata celebrate the soul music dance party's fourth anniversary with guests from both coasts—Brooklyn-based DJ Akalepse, who has shared the stage with KRS-One, Just Blaze and others; and L.A.-based DJ E da Boss, who's worked with Blackalicious, The Roots, Chaka Khan and more. A VIP option ($10) includes behind-the-bar seating and access to an onstage dancing area. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. No cover.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.