The Weekend Guide

art school girl chicago!

No pressure or anything, April.

Art School Girl
Paper goods genius Amy Rowan (really, really) wants to attend a camp in Sweden that’s taught by her idol, artist Camilla Engman. Help send her there by pledging to her Kickstarter campaign.
Why: Karma. Pay it forward. All that good stuff.
When: Thru Mon.
Where: Online at kickstarter.com.

Brunch at Balsan
Wakey, wakey to a two-course meal ($19) that starts with salami, domestic cheeses, scones, madeleines, choco hazelnut spread, and preserves.
Why: Move on to your choice of French toast, short rib ragout, or pan-roasted skate wing.
When: Every Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 11 E. Walton St., at State St. Reservations (recommended) to 312-646-1400.

Bridal Boot Camp
It’s the first day of the rest of your life (or something), so make sure you’re in top form with the six-week program ($350) designed to tone, improve posture, and relieve stress.
Why: You vow to benefit from the barre work, mat training, and Pilates.
When: Mon.-May 13.
Where: Helios Center for Movement, 2258 W. Belmont Ave., at Oakley St. To register, call 773-248-9020.

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The Art of ReUse
What: Green Is Universal and DIY wunderkind Etsy are challenging you to repurpose and upcycle home decor, fashion, jewelry, gadgets, and more.
Why: Besides your light carbon footprint? A trip for four to Universal Studios.
When: Thru Apr. 8.
Where: Sign up online at greenisuniversal-reuse.com.

YU Test Drive
Local clean-eating enthusiast Heather Crosby’s new e-guide ($14) walks you through a five-day meal plan for starting a plant-based diet.
Why: Recipes, tips, and just the right amount of hand-holding.
When: You give yourself the green light.
Where: Online at yumuniverse.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Art School Girl

2258 W Belmont Ave
@ Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
11 E Walton St
@ State St
Chicago, IL 60611