Robot Date Night By appointment: Thu-Sat 7 PM- 9 PM, Robot City Workshop, 3226 N. Sheffield, 773-281-1008,, $25 per person.

Robot City Workshops allows couples to choose from over twelve different DIY kits while snacking on complimentary beer and popcorn served by their own robo-waiter.

Winemaking Class Through 11/28: times vary, see website, Bev Art, 9030 S. Hermitage, 773-233-7579,, $125 per couple plus cost of ingredients.

Instructors at Bev Art will take you through the step-by-step process of making your first varietal wine, Chardonnay to Estate grown Cabernet.

Be Your Own Perfume 8/8, 10/10, 12/12, 6-8 PM, Chicago Discover Center, 4318 N. Elston, 773-348-8120,, $39 plus material fees.

Create your own signature scent in this two-hour course at Chicago’s only perfumery. A brief overview of perfuming technique and vocabulary is followed by interactive sampling of fragrance families such as citrus, floral, fruity, and spicy.

Simple Stitches: Design your own wrap bracelet Thu 8/9, 6-8 PM, Beadniks Chicago, 1937 W. Division, 773-276-2323,, $20.

Learn how to weave beads in between strips of leather using the ladder stitch to make leather and silk wrap bracelets.

GIF Animation workshop Sun 8/12, 2-6 PM, Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood, 773-769-4226,, $95, $90 members.

Lillstreet instructor Aaron Brandt will teach you how to use Photoshop to create your own animated GIFs out of photographs, web images, or your own illustrations.

Baby Bib Sewing Workshop Tue 8/28, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Maker Lab, 3rd floor Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State, 312-747-4300,, Free, Register in-person at Maker Lab.

Artist Rachel Wallis will teach students sew a cloth baby bib and customize it with embroidery, and applique designs. No prior sewing experience is necessary.

Build Your Own Terrarium Fri 8/31, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM, One Strange Bird, 2124 W. Division, 773-276-4420,, $45.

In this 2-hour class, the folks at One Strange Bird will teach you the basics of how a terrarium works, how to maintain one, and then guide you through designing one of your own. Oh yeah, and it’s BYOB.