You did your taxes. Now celebrate.
Thirteenth Annual Girl Food Dinner
What: Five chefs/girlfriends (including Susan Goss of West Town Tavern and Jill Barron of Mana Food Bar) each create a dinner course; proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Why: The wine pairings are divine.
When: May 3. Sun., 5:30 p.m.
Where: West Town Tavern, 1329 W. Chicago Ave., at Throop St. Reservations (required) at 312-666-6175.
What: Wicker Park shop owners unveil their first women’s collection (shift dresses, jersey tops, more).
Why: Spring to it.
When: Mon. & Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1751 W. Division St., b/t Hermitage Ave. & Wood St. (312-421-2799).
Fred’s at Barneys New York
What: Top-floor resto in the revamped Barneys serves gourmet light bites (lobster club, pan-seared salmon).
Why: All hail your new weekend brunch spot.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 15 E. Oak St., b/t Rush & State Sts. (312-596-1111).
Organic Garden to Table Cooking Class
What: Chef Jackie Shen of Red Light and Tracey Vowel of Three Sisters Farm teach cooking with homegrown produce; landscaper Cosmo Ferraro gives tips on planting an urban garden.
Why: Put your patio to work.
When: Sun., 11:30 a.m.
Where: Red Light, 820 W. Randolph St., b/t Halsted & Green Sts. Reservations (recommended) at 312-733-8880.
Seventh Annual CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights
What: Indie vendors hawk vinyl (everything from funk and hardcore to folk), concert posters, crafts, video games, and more.
Why: Wax on, wax off.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., at Ada St.