As you prepare for the weekend, here are five (OK, six) vital things to eat, do or just think about.

On the Table: Return of the Guac Off

On Friday night, Whole Foods’ Whole Planet Foundation hosts its second annual Guac Off. Four chefs battle it out Iron Chef-style to determine whose guacamole reigns supreme. Taste and vote for your favorites.

Kid-friendly: Disney on Ice’s Rockin’ Ever After

Read our review, and then take your kids to EnergySolutions Arena to see scenes from The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty & The Beast and Brave acted out by ice dancers. Disney on Ice is in town through Sunday. 

On the Table: Copper Common is Open

The Copper Onion's sibling, Copper Common, is open. Come make it your own.

A&E: Doggin’ It

Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog have spent the past few years establishing themselves as an elite live band. Don’t miss their rock moves and soulful tunes at The Complex this Friday night.

The Talker: Caught Between LGBT Rights and a Rampant Ruzicka

LGBT activists rallied at the Capitol to call, yet again, for a hearing of SB100, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Their official protest song: Katy Perry’s Roar.

Five +1: Sundance Productions' shows airing on CNN

Reviews of Robert Redford executive-produced TV series, Death Row Stories and Chicagoland, the latter of which screened during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. See them both on CNN this weekend.