Arts & Crafts in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Incense envelops you at the door, and you know right away you’re in for a hippie-flavored treat. Mounds of internationally styled baubles rise up from the tables. African trade beads and Thai silver-dipped beads? Got ‘em. Bright-hued stone beads, ceramic beads, glass beads? All present. For $3 the kindly staff will help you string your choices into a necklace.

Or take a workshop (two to three hours, $10 to $60) and learn to wield the pliers yourself; they take place several evenings throughout the week. The website has the schedule.