Weekend Recommender: December 6-9

December 06, 2012 | by —Elle Eichinger | Homepage

Toki's unique jewelry pieces (PICTURED) make a great holiday present. 

Art of Tempura Cooking Demo
Thursday, December 6, 6-8 PM
Master the art of tempura frying seafood and vegetables with a demonstration from chef Johnny Foster at ItaliAsia. Learn to blend the batter, discover the technique of dipping, and taste the restaurant’s delicious soba noodles with tempura shrimp and asparagus to finish the evening. Email italiasia@martplaza.com to reserve a spot. 350 W. Mart Center Dr., 312-529-1157

Trunk Club Holiday Event
Thursday, December 6, 6-9 PM; Saturday, December 8, 10 AM-3 PM
Forget hopping from store to store and shop Trunk Club’s holiday event, where vendors like Dana Rebecca Designs, Perchance Boutique, and Vosges Haut-Chocolat set up shop inside the Trunk Club headquarters. Guests will enjoy food from 25 Degrees, and the first 400 attendees receive goodie bags. 325 W. Ohio St., 312-266-8700

Curfew Dance Production
Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7, 7:30 PM
Karim Tonsy brings his Egyptian-inspired dance work to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts at Columbia for two days of performances this weekend. The Chicago-based company explores the forms of freedom in the personal, contemplative performance, dubbed Curfew. $25 on brownpapertickets.com. 1016 N. Dearborn St., 312-337-6543

Toki Jewelry Holiday Sample Sale
Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 11 AM-4 PM
Jewelry designer Tonia Kim makes room in her Toki studio space for new collections with a holiday sample sale each year. Shop the gorgeous, handmade pieces, or opt for a mystery “grab bag” of baubles. A portion of the sale’s proceeds benefit Young at Heart Pet Rescue. 1422 W. Willow St., 773-531-8787

The Rink at Wrigley
Through March 3, 2013; hours vary
Get into the seasonal spirit with a whirl around the Rink at Wrigley, the ice-skating rink located right outside the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field. The Rink is sponsored by the Ricketts family and the Chicago Cubs Charities. $10 adults/$6 kids (weekend prices). Corner of Clark St. and Waveland

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