The Weekend Guide

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Cerato Boutique One-Year Anniversary Party
The Southport Corridor gem puts a candle on its cake with food, drinks, 20 percent off purchases, and impromptu snaps by street blogger Très Awesome.
Why: It has “mother-daughter date” written all over it.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 3451 N. Southport Ave., at Cornelia Ave. (773-248-8604).

Flour & Bones
Inspired by a recent trip to China, the food mavericks at X-marx pop up with a noodle and dumpling joint.
Why: The heaven-in-a-bowl concoction of pickled long bean and green chile, slow-cooked pork shoulder, and thin noodles.
When: Fri., Sat. & Mon.-Wed.
Where: Dodo, 954 W. Fulton Market, at Morgan St.

Skinner West Classical, Fine Arts & Technology School
Raise funds for the institution’s arts department by attending the No Art Left Behind event — or shopping Rainbowsherbet’s vintage goods on Etsy thru May 14 (10 percent of proceeds get funneled to the school).
Why: Creativity is always a good cause.
When: May 14, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph St., at Desplaines St., ste. 3w. Tickets ($35-$100) online at gallery111.net.

Big Jones Lowcountry Dinner
Submerge yourself in a five-course tasting menu ($49, plus a $10 donation to Slow Food Chicago). Dishes showcase local farm ingredients and all parts of the pig, from chitterlings to trotters.
Why: Our anything-but-low expectations for the dandelion and mizuna salad with poached egg, smoked jowl, and oyster vinaigrette.
When: May 19, 6 p.m.
Where: 5347 N. Clark St., at Summerdale Ave. Reservations (required) to 773-275-5725.

If You Were Here
Chicago author Jen Lancaster’s latest giggle fest of a book ($13) traces the journey of a young couple buying their first home.
Why: She reads and signs books at Barnes & Noble on Sat. at 6 p.m.
When: You want a prebeach read.
Where: 1441 W. Webster Ave., at Clybourn Ave. (773-871-3610); online at bn.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Cerato Boutique

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Barnes & Noble
1441 W Webster Ave
@ Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Catalyst Ranch
656 W Randolph St
@ Desplaines St, ste 3w
Chicago, IL 60661
954 W Fulton Market
@ Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
3451 N Southport Ave
@ Cornelia Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
5347 N Clark St
bt Summerdale & Balmoral Aves
Chicago, IL 60640