It’s hot and heavy.
The Wooden Birds
What: The Austin band breathes wistful guitar pop into your long summer night with a gig supporting their new album, Two Matchsticks.
Why: It’s music you should watch fireflies dance to.
When: Fri., 10 p.m.
Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., at Ada St. (773-227-4433). Tickets ($10) online at ticketfly.com.
What: The Euro-style food and shopping bazaar is back with old faves and new finds from By M Desserts, Chalk of Evanston, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Unison Home, and more.
Why: The new Do Dose membership card gets you six months’ admission for $30. And there’s a charity booth with fair trade bracelets and baskets from Indego Africa.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St., b/t Lake Shore Dr. & McClurg Ct. (312-321-1001). Tickets online at dosemarket.com ($8) or at the door ($10).
What: We tweet new salons, great coffee, picnic tips, summery cocktails, and everything else that flits across our radar.
Why: There’s so much to get a handle on.
When: You need your Candy fix.
Where: On Twitter.
What: Food trucks roll into the parking lot of Ethyl’s Beer & Wine Dive to window-serve the masses.
Why: Brake for Taquero Fusion, Gaztro-Wagon, Tamale Spaceship, and more this week.
When: Every Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 324 S. Racine Ave., at Van Buren St. (312-433-0007).
What: Hoarders meets curiosity cabinet when art/design collective The Post Family exhibits the unusual artifacts (paper tickets, metal washers) that fuel their creative process.
Why: The opening party with music, beer, food trucks, and cash-and-carry art in jars.
When: Thru Aug. 27. Opening party, Fri., 6-11 p.m. Hours, Thurs. & Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Chicago Urban Art Society, 2229 S. Halsted St., at 22nd St. (773-951-8101). Admission is free.
Robin Richman Jewelry Show
What: Designers Regina Dabdab, Dandi Maestre, Meenakshi Dash, Darcy Miro, Sophisticated Science, and Fraudulent Animals show off their wrist, neck, and ear candy.
Why: Dash’s mesh/twill/silk/stone pieces are particularly brilliant.
When: Tonight, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 2108 N. Damen Ave., b/t Charleston St. & Dickens Ave. (773-278-6150).
Photo: Alicia Vega / Courtesy of The Wooden Birds