A Christmas and winter beer tasting, free truffles with happy hour and more things to do in Chicago this weekend, Dec. 2-4.
Ornament Painting Party
521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500
Enjoy brunch fare including quiche, fruit and a mimosa while instructors from Bottle & Bottega teach you how to paint a trio of glass ornaments to hang on your tree or give as gifts. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. $47. Tickets: bit.ly/OrnamentsAtTheGwen
Prohibition Whiskey Dinner
3553 N. Southport Ave. 773-325-0123
A three-course dinner offers modern spins on 1920s fare such as Swedish meatballs, cold fried chicken and bourbon-poached plums over ice cream paired with tastings of the Old Forester Whiskey Row series and bourbon cocktails such as an old fashioned and mint julep. 5-9 p.m. Sunday. $60. Tickets: eventbrite.com
Ultra Exclusive Mustache Party
1909 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-574-0898
The fourth annual bash benefiting the Movember Foundation includes well drinks, domestic beers and bites from Bricks Pizza. 8-10 p.m. Friday. $20. Tickets: us.movember.com
Christmas & Winter Beer Tasting
2771 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-472-2771
More than 100 beers from around the world will be available for tasting at the 18th annual event including 10 vintages each for Anchor Christmas ale and Sierra Nevada Celebration ale. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. $20.
1929 W. Wilson Ave. 773-665-0066
Shop jewelry, art, accessories and French foods and baked goods from 70 vendors at the annual benefit for the Lincoln Square school. The event kicks off with a Friday preview party that includes an Amish chicken dinner, dessert and a glass of champagne. 7-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $35-$45 Friday with $20-$40 drink packages available; $8 Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: lyceechicago.org
956 W. Newport Ave. 773-270-3440
See an improvised movie created using audience suggestions and holiday movie tropes such as travel troubles and Santa shenanigans. 9 p.m. Friday. $12. Tickets: underthegun.theater
Gift Chicago (Free!)
Get your shopping done early when about 30 independent, locally owned stores throughout the city run promotions including complimentary snacks and drinks, free gift wrapping, discounts and raffles. Visit giftchicago.com for a list of participants and their offers. Saturday and Sunday. Free.
Southport Holiday Stroll (Free!)
Southport Avenue from Belmont Avenue to Irving Park Road 773-472-7171
Lakeview boutiques and businesses stay open late to offer festive entertainment and specials for the 21st annual event. You can also take free photos with Santa and visit snow globe-shaped selfie stations throughout the neighborhood. 5-9 p.m. Friday. Free.
HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAY
Vosges Haut-Chocolat (951 W. Armitage Ave. 773-296-9866) offers complimentary truffles and Koval gin and bourbon cocktails from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.