Read it and weep. HEAR Banned Books Week Read-Out What: Big-shot authors (Judy Blume, Stephen Chbosky, Lois Lowry) read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books. Why: Burn, baby, burn. When: Sat., noon-4 p.m. Where: Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., at the Chicago River. BEAUTIFY Spa Chakra Opening What: Palmer House’s new spa specializes in eyelash tinting, facials, body wraps, massages, and more. Why: Chak your system. When: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. When: 17 E. Monroe St., b/t State St. & Wabash Ave., 5th flr. (312-422-1336). LEARN Pastry Chicago Demonstration What: The French Pastry School chef John Kraus shows how to make seasonal tarts. Why: You’re flaky. When: Sat., 1:15 p.m. Where: Whole Foods, 1101 S. Canal St., b/t Taylor St. & Roosevelt Rd. R.S.V.P. required to email@example.com. BUY DNA 2050 What: New men’s and women’s shop specializing in denim (G-Star, Diesel, Rich & Skinny) does fittings and consultations. Why: You need a good jean pool. When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: 2122 N. Halsted St., at Dickens Ave. (773-525-8004). EAT Edgewater Dinner Crawl What: Sample food from more than twenty restaurants (Baladoche, Ras Dashen, Broadway Cellars) for $25. Why: Fatten up, string bean. When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m. Where: Start at Loyola University Simpson Center, 6333 N. Winthrop Ave., b/t Sheridan Rd. & Rosemont Ave. (773-506-4016). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.