Top Weekend Picks

Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New — By adimarcial on May 14, 2010 at 3:54 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few of my personal recommendations to make your weekend a well-rounded cultural and tasty weekend. Plus, there are a few new things to check out that could be Chicago’s next hot spot!

Green City Market

Chicago’s only year-round farmer’s market, in its’ 12th year, moves to its outdoor location this Saturday with 55 vendors. This lively and delicious market was named by Travel and Leisure, One of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets. Skip the trip to the Jewel, grab your reusable bags, and stock up on fresh and sustainable produce. Be sure not to miss the Food Tasting with Stephanie Izard at 11:30am. The market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park at 1790 N. Clark St. from 7:00am-1:00pm.

Photo courtesy of schopie1

Molly Shanahan/MadShak

Get ready to blow your mind by spending the evening watching Chicago modern dance artist Molly Shanhan perform her critically acclaimed solo work, My Name is a Blackbird. Shanahan’s work is an amazing movement investigation that is both personal and worldly, creating a marvelously curious experience. Music by Andrew Bird, Mark Booth and David Pavkovic creates a wonderful texture. The performance is at 6pm through Sunday at the Epiphany Episcopal Church.

Rioja Restaurant Week

Taste the wines of Rioja at some of Chicago’s tastiest restaurants, including Cafe 28 and mk Restaurant. Each restaurant will be offering $25 lunch and $30 dinner with a glass of wine. The event will continue through May 27th. Visit here for a complete list of participating restaurants.

What’s New?

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the just opened Cookie Bar, which has had many people waiting with salivating mouths! The store promises an oatmeal-chile-mango-macadamia-nut cookie, a slow-baked chocolate chip, and even some gluten-free options. Yum!

2475 N Lincoln Ave, 773-348-0300

Tags: Chicago, Farmers' Market, molly shanahan, rioja, weekend, wine