This weekend ’tis of thee.
Evanston Fourth of July Fireworks
What: Hit the north suburb for a pyrotechnics display that rivals downtown’s.
Why: Grab burgers at Edzo’s, then stake out a beachside viewing spot.
When: Sun., 9:15 p.m.
Where: Clark Street Beach, Clark St., at Sheridan Rd.
Vintage Heaven Big Sale
What: Revel in an Eden of bargain-price, ’70s-era clothing and accessories from Joules Jewels Vintage, Max & Chloe Vintage, and other indie vendors.
Why: Handbags, belts, jewelry, skirts, and jackets for $5-$30. Hallelujah.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., b/t Damen Ave. & Honore St. Info online at vintageheavenchicago.blogspot.com.
What: DJs Dustin Drase and Fabulette rock a dance party with early R&B, Motown, British beat, and up-tempo Northern soul from ’60s all-girl groups.
Why: You’ll sha-la-love the French Flip cocktail (Three Olives mango vodka, creme de banana, and pineapple juice).
When: Tonight, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., at Bishop St. (312-226-8828).
Deca Restaurant + Bar Wine Special
What: Throw back half-price vino and champ by the bottle or glass with a dinner purchase at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago’s new lobby spot.
Why: You can’t beat a $12 flute of Veuve.
When: Thru Sept. 6. Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 160 E. Pearson St., at Michigan Ave. (312-573-5160).
What: Hear Blasted Diplomats play; dance to Toast & Jam DJs; eat food from Fig Catering, Hearty Boys, City Provisions, and more.
Why: Proceeds benefit the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund.
When: Tonight, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: West Loop Studio, 17 N. Elizabeth St., b/t Washington Blvd. & Madison St. Tix ($30) and info online at brownpapertickets.com.
Photo: Steve Rhodes / Flickr