The Weekend Guide

jc brooks & the uptown sound!

Party arty.

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
Food trucks, gallery exhibits, music, and performance art (short plays, dance, shadow puppetry) pack a few Logan Square blocks.
Why: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound show the meaning of rock-soul swagger.
When: Fri., 4-11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-11 p.m.
Where: N. Milwaukee Ave., b/t Kimball & California Aves. For more info, call 773-278-4257. Suggested donation is $5 per day; a three-day wristband ($10) gets you discounts at neighborhood businesses.

Eskell and Dovetail Backyard Flea Market
Let your knickknack-hoarding flag fly at the sale of new and vintage treasures (home goods, jewelry, clothing, and more) curated by the boutique owners.
Why: Mostly everything goes for less than $50.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1509 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Honore St. (773-486-0830).

Gypsy Pop-Up Restaurant
Chefs Oliver Poilevey and Scott Jambrosek of La Sardine and Le Bouchon try counter service on for size, serving globally inspired street food.
Why: Fried risotto balls with romesco sauce and duck tacos with pickled onion.
When: Fri., 4-11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-11 p.m.
Where: Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Belden Ave. (773-342-2333).

The Glass Rooster Canning Class
In her first group session ($65), Laura McLaughlin teaches you to preserve tomatoes and delves into the preservation method’s history and safety tips.
Why: A stocked pantry is a happy pantry.
When: Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Belden Ave. Info at 773-307-9080 or info@theglassrooster.com. Register online at theglassrooster.com.

Escape 2 Fitness Professional Chef Service
Get out of the kitchen and let an expert design a menu, make the food, and deliver it straight to your door.
Why: Healthy options could include shrimp Cobb salad, Korean pork tenderloin, or stuffed Mediterranean eggplant.
When: You can’t take the heat.
Where: For more info, call 312-222-1414 or go to escape2fitness.com. Two-serving meals start at $27.

Photo: Courtesy of JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
N Milwaukee Ave
bt Kimball & California Aves
Chicago, IL 60647
Logan Square Kitchen
2333 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Belden Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
1509 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622