Things to do for November 15, 2017

Jade Butter-Covered Lobster Dumplings in Pilsen. Yes, Pilsen.

And This Hotel Inside of an Athletic Club Makes More Sense Than You'd Think

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
A Wonderland of Handsome Everything in Andersonville
ALL GROWN UP

A Wonderland of Handsome Everything in Andersonville

This place is called Cowboys and Astronauts. This place is not a toy store. In fact, it's a place with a very grown-up menagerie of Schott NYC leather jackets, Topo Design bags and Ranger Station Supply Co. tobacco-scented candles. Holiday gifting: done.

Friday
You'll Want to Eat Here. Then You'll Want to Eat Here Again.
SKY'S THE LIMIT

You'll Want to Eat Here. Then You'll Want to Eat Here Again.

You may know Chef Stephen Gillanders from the experimental dining sensation, Intro. But you'll soon know him as the guy making your Maine lobster dumplings with jade butter at a new Pilsen spot called S.K.Y. that was inspired by his travels around the world. Nice to re-meet you, Stephen.

Opens Nov 17, S.K.Y., 1239 W 18th St, 312-846-1077

Saturday
It's an Art Fair. It's a Book Fair. It's an Art Book Fair.
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It's an Art Fair. It's a Book Fair. It's an Art Book Fair.

You've been to art fairs. You've been to book fairs. Now, meet the hybrid at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, which will bring together hundreds of independent authors, artists and publishers. Plus, there'll be an adjacent pop-up filled with magazines, special-edition prints and records. Stocking stuffers: check.

Midtown Athletic Club Has a Fancy Hotel Now
GET A ROOM

Midtown Athletic Club Has a Fancy Hotel Now

Midtown—the members only athletic club—is now a fancy hotel with two stories of guest rooms facing either the skyline or the pool. It's got a new American restaurant called Chromium that serves things like whole snapper with fregola tabbouleh, too. It's also still a members only athletic club.

Sunday
Brunch Is Now a Thing at That New Restaurant at the MCA
EARLY-AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Brunch Is Now a Thing at That New Restaurant at the MCA

Should you need yet another excuse to visit the MCA, Marisol just rolled out its brunch menu with things like lemon poppy seed French toast and tofu scrambles. All of which should pair nicely with a vodka- and Baileys-spiked espresso. Not to be presumptuous or anything.

Sat-Sun, 10am-2:30pm, Marisol, 205 E Pearson St, 312-799-3599

What Else Is New

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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