Anyone living in Chicago knows that NATO is coming to town (even though the traffic feels like its already here), and all we want to do is have nothing to do with it. Unless you're protesting, in which case you have little use for this post. If you're hoping to avoid the nightmare that will be getting around Chicago during NATO, you could stay indoors and avoid it altogether. However, its going to be in the '80s this weekend and we highly recommend that you step outside. If you're looking for fun weekend plans as far from the NATO action as possible, read below. We've handpicked a few winners that will get you out of town, and into something totally fun.
Shop For Fresh Veggies
Evanston Farmers Market, At intersection of University place and Oak Ave (behind Hilton Garden Inn). Saturday from 7:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
The Andersonville Wine Walk, Check in at Premise, 5420 North Clark Street (at West Rascher Avenue); 773-334-9463. Sunday, 3-6 p.m.
Finally See The Avengers
Century 12 Evanston/CinéArts 6 and XD, 1715 Maple Avenue (at Church Street), Evanston; 847-491-9751.
Take An Art Class
Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 North Ravenswood Avenue (at Montrose Avenue); 773-769-4226.
Go Shopping. Duh.
Urban General Store, 4723 North Lincoln Avenue (just North of Leland Avenue); 773-334-8626.
Photo: Via Lillstreet Art Studio