HERE'S THE SCOOP: South Side's Original Rainbow Cone has teamed up with Halsted Street Deli's Loop location, so now you can follow up your Italian beef sammie with Cone's flavorful blends, e.g., orange sherbet and chocolate, strawberry, pistachio and Palmer House (a custom cherry-nut blend) ice creams. 177 N. State St., at Lake; Loop
FEATHERED FRIENDS: New North Shore dining destination Inovasi's hosting The Peacock Affair, which brings together winemakers from several wineries for this special event, including Peacock Family Vineyard, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The tasting will be followed by a five-course feast from chef/owner John des Rosiers. 6 p.m., $100 28 E. Center Ave., at Scranton; Lake Bluff; 847-295-1000
SWEET TWEET: Meet up with other social media obsessives at Twestival, a Twitter-focused fest taking over Catalyst Ranch. More than 100 cities around the world will be hosting meet-ups this weekend, which will put the focus on local charities (for us, it's global poverty group OptINow). 5:30-8 p.m., $10 656 W. Randolph St., at Desplaines; West Loop; 312-207-1710.