The Weekend Guide

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Tru Blooms Chicago
The limited-edition perfume ($18-$65) contains extracts of flowers grown in public and neighborhood green spaces throughout the city.
Why: The alluring mix of lavender, roses, lilies, and violets.
When: You need aroma therapy.
Where: Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., at Bissell St. (773-929-3600); at trubloomschicago.com.

Music, Friendly, Food Trucks
Dig into food truck grub (Duck N Roll, Brown Bag Lunch Truck, Bridgeport Pasty), drink beer from Revolution Brewing Co., and listen to folk/country bands at Empty Bottle’s first outdoor block party.
Why: Stick around to hear Judson Claiborne play at night.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1035 N. Western Ave., at Cortez St. (773-276-3600). Admission is $5. Tickets to the block party and Judson Claiborne show ($15) at ticketweb.com.

Baked Chicago
Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito (owners of Brooklyn dessert haven Baked NYC) talk shop and sign copies of their latest book, Baked Elements.
Why: An introduction by Tim Mazurek of food blog Lottie + Doof, and small bites and coffee from Sandra Holl of Floriole Cafe & Bakery.
When: Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Where: Floriole Cafe & Bakery, 1220 W. Webster Ave., at Magnolia Ave. Tickets ($44, includes a signed copy of the book) at getbakedchicago.eventbrite.com.

Skeletal Remains Radio Theatre
Five actors use scare tactics in staged readings of Chicago Dramatists plays backed by surround-sound music and audio effects.
Why: It’s Prairie Home Companion meets Night of the Living Dead.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Chicago Ave. (312-243-9088). Admission is $5.

Simple Sundays at Embeya
Wind down the weekend at a family-style progressive Asian feast ($29, or $50 with wine pairings) with creatively blended seasonal ingredients.
Why: Past courses included thit heo kho (pork belly, quail egg, coconut, roasted shallots) and green papaya with culantro, crispy shallots, and beef jerky.
When: Every Sun., 4:30-11 p.m.
Where: 564 W. Randolph St., at Jefferson St. (312-612-5640).

Photo: Courtesy of Tru Fragrance

564 W Randolph St
@ Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
1220 W Webster Ave
@ Magnolia Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
934 W Armitage Ave
@ Bissell St
Chicago, IL 60614
1035 N Western Ave
@ Cortez St
Chicago, IL 60622