Weekend Recommender: January 24-27

January 24, 2013 | by —Elle Eichinger | Homepage


This Sunday, those who attend Carlucci's cooking class will learn how to make this sumptuous beet salad.

Diana Vreeland Film Screening
Thursday, January 24, 6 p.m.
Fashion flick Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel shows for the last day in its week-long run at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Through interviews with fashion legends like Diane von Furstenberg and rare footage of Vreeland herself, the film documents the life and career of an icon who spent half a century influencing fashion as the editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.  Tickets $11 on siskelfilmcenter.org. 164 N. State St., 312-846-2800

Strictly Sail Chicago
Thursday, January 24-Sunday, January 27
Progressive Insurance’s Strictly Sail Chicago returns to Navy Pier this weekend with a schedule chock full of seminars, how-to presentations, and exhibitions. Strictly Sail is the nation’s largest indoor sailing show, and is currently celebrating its 18th year. 600 E. Grand Ave.

Guerlain Orchidee Facials
Saturday, January 26, all day
Indulge yourself this weekend and head to Bloomingdale’s for a facial with high-end cosmetics brand Guerlain’s luxe Orchidee products. While you’re there, stop by the Yves Saint Laurent counter to check out the line’s latest seasonal colors and styles. Book your facial by calling 312-440-4498. 900 N. Michigan Ave.

Carlucci Cooking Class
Sunday, January 27, 12-3 p.m.
Carlucci’s executive chef Jonathan Harootunian hosts an informative cooking class that’s worth the short trip to Downers Grove. Far from the ordinary one-dish event, guests will learn the secrets to a complete meal that includes beet salad, risotto gamerita, and chocolate lava cake for dessert. Each course will be served with a wine pairing. $45, reservations required by calling the restaurant at 630-512-0990 as space is limited. 1801 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove

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