Southport and other streets that travel north to Irving Park Road are lined with independent shops, many of which cater to well-dressed young women with money to burn.
Music Box Theatre. Southport's main claim to fame is this 1929 movie house, where you can still see twinkling stars and clouds on the ceiling and hear live organ music before the independent and classic films shown on its two screens. 3733 N. Southport Ave., 60613. 773/871–6604. www.musicboxtheatre.com. $9.25; check for web specials.