What: American Ballet Theatre springs to action with elaborate performances of the classic story about the ghost of a peasant girl protecting her lover.
Why: Make a pointe to support the arts.
When: Today & Fri., 7:30 p.m; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., b/t Wabash & Michigan Aves. Tickets ($32-$137) at 800-982-2787 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Wine & Charcuterie with Vinejoy
What: Bread & Wine teams with the sustainable indie wine distributor for an afternoon of pairings ($25/person) with pâté, pancetta, mortadella, and more.
Why: Juicy reds ahead.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: 3732 W. Irving Park Rd., at Ridgeway Ave. Reservations (required) to 773-866-5266.
Detoxifying Mud Wrap
What: Spring-clean your skin with the spa treatment ($155) that includes a body polish followed by a warm mud wrap and mask using minerals from the Dead Sea.
Why: It’s the season of renewal.
When: You hit a rough spot.
Where: The Spa at Equinox, 900 N. Michigan Ave., at Walton St. (312-254-2500); 1750 N. Clark St., at Menomonee St. (312-254-4000). Book an appt. online at equinox.com.
Saturday Brunch at The Publican
What: Beginning this weekend, the restaurant tacks on another day of the beloved meal, with some menu items you can’t get on Sunday.
Why: Turkey schnitzel and waffle apricot mostarda; and chachouka red peppers, tomatoes, and baked eggs. That’s just the start.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 837 W. Fulton Market, at Green St. (312-733-9555).
March Madness on Division Street
What: Your bracket can wait while you rally for 50-80 percent off end-of-season stock at boutiques on the busy strip.
Why: Score big at Le Dress, Bonnie&Clyde’s, Frill Accessory Boutique, Trillium, Penelope’s, and more.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: W. Division St., b/t Western & Ashland Aves. Info at 773-697-9899.
Photo: Gene Schiavone / Courtesy of American Ballet Theatre