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The five best things to do this weekend in Chicago

Written by
Nick Kotecki

1. Uncover the past

Following a Jeff Award-winning run of the obscure 1947 play Men Should Weep, Griffin Theatre Company brushes the dust off yet another forgotten theatrical gem and executes a brilliant performance with London Wall, a workplace dramedy about a typists' pool set in 1931, when women were still relatively new to the workforce. (The Den Theatre, 1329–1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm. $28–$36)

2. Get Low

Indie legends Low return to Chicagoland in support of their latest album, Ones and Sixes, the band's most recent batch of melancholy tunes. (SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Saturday, 8pm. $20)

3. Fill your belly at Donut Fest

You read that right. Chicago has an entire festival dedicated to doughnuts—and it's happening this Sunday. Taste-sized portions are about a fourth of a doughnut and, though there's no alcohol at the event, there will be coffee, and booze is still available from Chop Shop's bar. (Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave, Sunday, 8am–5pm. $35+)

4. Meet the best in show

Who doesn't like hundreds of prancing dogs and puppies? Meet a few at the International Kennel Club Dog Show and learn about the breeds you might want to bring home one day. With breeders on-hand, it's the perfect chance to do some window shopping. (Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E Peterson Rd, Sunday, all day. $3 parking)

5. Eat of the land and sea

Mindy Segal from Mindy's HotChocolate drops by Sink|Swim to prepare a six-course meal with optional beverage pairings as part of the restaurant's regular Surf|Turf dinner series. Savor this preview: The first course consists of Wagyu ribeye with poblano cream, roasted giardiniera salsa verde and crispy sweet potatoes. (Sink|Swim, 3213 W Armitage Ave, Sunday, 6pm. $65)

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