Conde Nast style-and-design rag Domino descends on Lincoln Park for the Domino Design District fair, which runs this Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM. About 40 stores, mostly on Armitage between Kenmore and Halsted, will be offering discounts, giveaways, and how-tos. Here's our Free Shit guide:
Ice cream Get three free scoops from Chicago churners Bobtail Ice Cream, Lindy's Chili & Gertie's Ice Cream, and Margie's Candies, then vote for your favorite. 1-3 PM, parking lot of St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1037 W. Armitage at Seminary.
Interior design consultations Bring photos, blueprints, or video and sign up in person for a half-hour consultation with one of several designers Domino rates to be among the city's best. "It'll be people that cater to the wealthy, who I, at least, wouldn't be able to see otherwise," says event planner Amy Peck. Noon-4 PM, three locations: Cynthia Rowley, 810 W. Armitage; Jayson Home & Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn; 1154 Lill Studio, 904 W. Armitage.
Flower arrangement class Staff from Domino and Jayson Home & Garden (peep their arrangements here) teach an hourlong class. Afterwards, the flowers are yours to keep. 1-2 PM, Jayson Home & Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn.
Wine The tastings focus on summer wines. (They're all Kendall-Jackson, so oenophiles may want to keep their distance.) 4-6 PM, multiple locations: 1154 Lill Studio, 904 W. Armitage; Benefit Cosmetics, 852 W. Armitage; Cynthia Rowley, 810 W. Armitage; Design Shoppe, 2009 N. Fremont; Jayson Home & Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn; Kiehl’s, 907 W. Armitage.
Five-minute makeovers Noon-1 PM, Benefit Cosmetics, 852 W. Armitage.
Saturday & Sunday
Chocolate Vosges Haut-Chocolat will be giving away samples. 11 AM-6 PM, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, 951 W. Armitage.