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The Weekend Guide

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SNACK
Artisan Producer Festival

What: Meet and taste the gourmet finery of fourteen cheese makers (Midwest faves are Prairie Fruits Farm and Zingerman’s Creamery) and other indie purveyors (Ames Honey, Sweet Margy confections). Beer and wine, too.
Why: Good things come in small batches.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Chicago French Market, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, 131 N. Clinton St., b/t Washington Blvd. & Randolph St. (312-454-2200). Admission is free.

BROWSE
Vignette
What:
Post 27 owner Angela Finney-Hoffman partners with design tastemakers and Design Bureau magazine to divvy up her store into themed tableaux celebrating furniture, fashion, and art.
Why: The eye candy that is the bedroom with a graphic wall installation by Pitch Design Union.
When: Thru May 9. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1819 W. Grand Ave., at Wood St. (312-829-6122). Admission is free.

RESERVE
Duchamp Mother’s Day Brunch
What:
Forgetfulness doesn’t run in the family. Prove it by booking Mom a table now for the resto’s three-course feast ($29).
Why: The memorable menu includes granola, cucumber gazpacho, and bacon and cheese frittatas.
When: May 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 2118 N. Damen Ave., at Charleston St. (773-235-6434).

HEAR
The Hit Back
What:
Chicago band slaps around electro-folk melodies from their just-released debut album ($12), Who Are These Weird Old Kids.
Why: Catch them live at Saki on May 14.
When: Get the album online now at thehitback.com.
Where: 3716 W. Fullerton Ave., b/t Lawndale & Ridgeway Aves. (773-486-3997).

SEE
Soul Samurai
What:
InFusion Theatre Company stages a mash-up of martial arts, hip-hop, and 1970s kung fu and blaxploitation films.
Why: It has a black belt in fun.
When: Thru June 5. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., at Racine Ave. Tickets ($25) at 773-975-8150 or online at theaterwit.org.

Photo: Lauren Pett / Courtesy of Rich Chocolates

LOCATIONS
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave
@ Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150
Saki
3716 W Fullerton Ave
bt Lawndale & Ridgeway Aves
Chicago, IL 60647
773-486-3997
131 N Clinton St
bt Washington Blvd & Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
312-575-0306
1818 W Grand Ave
@ Wood St
Chicago, IL 60622
312-829-6122
2118 N Damen Ave
@ Charleston St
Chicago, IL 60647
773-235-6434
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