Make yourself at home.
Chicago Spaces: Inspiring Interiors
What: The editors of Chicago Home + Garden magazine got in the door of the city’s coolest homes. In their soon-to-publish coffee-table book, they reveal what they found.
Why: Tips, tricks, and a foreword by Nate Berkus will ring your bell.
When: Releases Oct. 11. Preorder today for the discounted price of $30 (reg. $45).
Where: Online at chicagohomemag.com.
We Live Here
What: Theatre Seven bundles eight coming-of-age stories, each written by a local playwright, into a biting and funny world-premiere show.
Why: Videos of locals talking about city life are peppered throughout.
When: Thru Sept. 11. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Greenhouse Theater Center, Upstairs Mainstage, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., b/t Belden & Webster Aves. Tickets ($20-$25) at 773-404-7336 or online at theatreseven.org.
SmallBar Beer Brunch
What: Break your no-drinks-before-noon rule at the new monthly event serving seasonal dishes ($8-$13) with pairing suggestions from an indie brewery.
Why: First up are La Trappe trappist brewery pours, which you can complement with braised rabbit and sweet potato hash, pan-fried veal sweetbreads, and more.
When: Fullerton, Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Division, Sept. 17 & 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1415 W. Fullerton Ave., at Southport Ave. (773-525-2727); 2049 W. Division St., at Hoyne Ave. (773-772-2727).
What: All things eco and indie come together at the first-ever outdoor festival of art (outsider, folk, craft), music (The Hoyle Brothers, Pet Lions), and green-living workshops.
Why: The $5 suggested admission benefits school art programs at Hamilton Elementary School.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-10 p.m.
Where: 4100 N. Ravenswood Ave., at Belle Plaine St.
What: Dovetail boutique’s eerie photography exhibit has shots of people reacting to happenings off camera, bringing to mind alien-invasion films.
Why: There are also heart-racing bargains of 50 percent off summer stock thru the weekend.
When: Thru Oct. 27. Opening reception, Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 1452 W. Chicago Ave., b/t Greenview Ave. & Noble St. (312-243-3100). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Chicago Home + Garden