Make the grade.
What: Local and national menswear vendors (Penelope’s, Pierrepont Hicks, Winter Session, Portland General Store, Independence, others) sell American-made fashion, accessories, and lifestyle goods at the roving market.
Why: Snack on bites from Pecking Order; finish with suds at Half Acre’s happy hour.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Open Secret Studios, 401 N. Racine Ave., at Hubbard St. Admission is free.
What: The freshly pressed raw and organic juices (a.k.a: liquid gold for cleansing fans on either coast) are now available for retail purchase in individual bottles ($7-$12).
Why: Power up with Green, a mix of romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon, and ginger.
When: You need a reboot.
Where: Available at select Whole Foods locations, including 1550 N. Kingsbury St., at Sheffield Ave. (312-587-0648).
Snowbird Vintage Pop-Up
What: Philly’s mobile boutique rolls in with a curated selection of retro clothing and boots from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.
Why: Lace dresses, sequined tops, western shirts, concert tees, and other oldies-but-goodies.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., at Belmont Ave. (773-525-2508). Admission is free.
Slurping Turtle Bento Brunch
What: Box yourself in with ten tempting choices, including chicken yakitori skewers, vegetable tempura, sashimi, and sukiyaki (braised beef). Each comes with fish cakes, green beans, sweet potatoes, and white rice.
Why: Round out your morning with noodle dishes (miso ramen and tonkotsu ramen) and robata grill offerings.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 116 W. Hubbard St., at LaSalle Blvd. (312-464-0466).
We’re All in This Together
What: Matthew Hoffman’s hand-cut wood and paper artworks revolve around simple phrases that build community and spark dialogue.
Why: Each piece is an icebreaker.
When: Thru Dec. 15.
Where: The Coop, 230 W. Superior St., b/t Wells & Franklin Sts., ste. 2f (312-602-3335). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of NorthernGrade