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  • Fulton Market Kitchen opens Friday with a menu that includes this suckling pig entree for two.
Fulton Market Kitchen opens Friday with a menu that includes this suckling… (Courtesy of Fulton Market…)
March 20, 2014|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Opens Friday

Fulton Market Kitchen 311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900

Art from neighboring galleries lines the walls at this new restaurant and lounge from Daniel Alonso (Black Bull) featuring globally inspired cuisine such as bay scallops and sweetbreads with crispy lemon, spiced tobiko and truffled aioli ($13); and suckling pig for two with blistered green beans, sweet potatoes, date relish and smoked bacon jus ($34). 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday.

Now Open

A Baker's Tale 2127 W. Division St. 872-206-5581

Start your day at this new bakery on the Wicker Park-Ukrainian Village border with options including a caramel-dipped breakfast cream puff (sliced bananas, pastry cream, salted caramel mousse, candied bacon topping; $3.25) or improve your midday mood with such treats as a honey-blueberry-basil cupcake (honey cake, blueberry compote filling, basil buttercream; $3.75). 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

The Nosh

Logan Square Farmer's Market 2755 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3222

Nourish yourself with fare from seven vendors including Pecking Order, Dia de los Tamales and Karl's Craft Soup—plus 20 additional farmer's market vendors— as a Cage and Aquarium DJ spins vinyl at this weekly pop-up in the former Pierre's Bakery building. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Through March 30. No cover.

DRINK

Roof Sundays Preview

Roof on The Wit 201 N. State St. 312-239-9502

Get a taste of the annual summer series—which kicks off in May—with this day party on the climate-controlled rooftop lounge featuring French 75 cocktails (grapefruit vodka, champagne, elderflower liqueur, lemon, bitters)—$14 per cocktail or $400 per punch bowl—and hour-long DJ sets. 2-8 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

Salvagers Ball

Lagunitas Brewery 2607 W. 17th St. 773-252-2234

Celebrate sustainability at the Rebuilding Exchange's fifth anniversary bash featuring food, beer and wine from Hot Chocolate, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Endgrain, Candid Wines and—you guessed it—Lagunitas, live music and dance performances, Slo 'Mo DJ Tess Kisner, silent auction and interactive games. A VIP option ($125) includes a 6 p.m. Letherbee gin cocktail reception and brewery tour. 7-10 p.m. Saturday. $65-$75. Tickets: rebuildingexchange.org

The Chicago Beer Festival

Union Station 225 S. Canal St.

Transport yourself to hops heaven at your choice of two sessions featuring tastings from 61 breweries including Urban Legend, 3 Sheeps, Solemn Oath, Strange Pelican, Ale Asylum, Saugatuck, Ten Ninety and Dark Horse. 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Saturday. $40. RSVP required: thechicagobeerfestival.com

DO

Big Dipper

Spin Nightclub 800 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-7711

The queer rapper—a Chicago native and Brooklyn transplant best known for his "Drip Drop" and "Meat Quotient" music videos—performs with "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant DiDa Ritz (midnight and 1 a.m.). A meet and greet follows. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday. No cover before 10 p.m.; $5 thereafter.

Burpee's Seedy Theatrical Company

The Cornservatory 4210 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-650-1331

The nation's oldest collegiate improv troupe—which counts actor Steve Carell among its alums—travels from Granville, Ohio's Denison University to bring you an interactive show featuring short-form scenes inspired by audience suggestions. 11 p.m. Friday. $10. Tickets: cornservatory.org

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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