Clever Alice Pop-Up Shop
What: The e-boutique sprouts in River North with current hits from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Euro designers for up to 75 percent off retail.
Why: Beachy dresses and tops from Totem, leather totes from Fleabags, twill blazers and skirts from G1 Goods, knitwear from Lara Miller, and more.
When: Today-Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 409 W. Huron St., b/t Hudson Ave. & Sedgwick St. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.
Urban Union Springtime Pairings
What: Executive chef Michael Shrader does your taste buds a favor with a new menu of rustic small plates matched with wine recommendations.
Why: Cider-braised rabbit goes well with Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
Where: 1421 W. Taylor St., b/t Loomis & Laflin Sts. (312-929-4302).
Katherine Anne Confections Truffle-Making Party
What: Limber up with wine and apps, then roll classic treats under the sweet eye of the local chocolatier.
Why: Leave with samples of the four flavors you create.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: 2745 W. Armitage Ave., b/t Fairfield & California Aves. (773-727-3248). R.S.V.P. (required) and tickets ($50) online at katherine-anne.com.
What: Pluck local products from a lush crop of indie designers and producers at the sale held in honor of Earth Day.
Why: Mess Hall & Co. preserved foods, Up in the Air Somewhere ceramic vases, Christy Webber Landscapes gardening goods, Unison garden belts and pillows, and CSA shares in Bare Knuckle Farm.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Unison Studio+Store, 2000 W. Fulton St., at Damen Ave., std. f109 (877-492-7960). Admission is free.
What: Form a monogamous relationship with the local synth-pop band when they play an energy-charged gig.
Why: Preview songs from their first full-length album, out this summer.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.
Where: Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., at Belmont Ave. (773-525-2508). Tickets ($10) online at schubas.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Clever Alice