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The Following of One Thing After Another
What: German artist Ina Weise collaborates with Chicago up-and-comer Linsey Burritt for a multimedia exhibit that plays with form, texture, and light.
Why: The surprise show by Weise and Zauber Puppets.
When: Thru Apr. 30. Opens Fri., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: The Family Room, 1821 W. Hubbard St., b/t Wood St. & Wolcott Ave., ste. 202 (312-265-6406). Admission is free.
Nana’s New Chef
What: Finesse Cuisine’s Guy Meikle steps into the Bridgeport kitchen to kick up the organic, homey goodness.
Why: His rare ahi tuna Monte Cristo sandwich is bliss.
When: Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 3267 S. Halsted St., at 33rd St. (312-929-2486).
Helen Yi Pop-Up Shop
What: The Bucktown women’s boutique does a stint on Oak St. Designer threads ($150-$1,500) by Barbara Bui, Derek Lam, and Isabel Marant go along for the ride.
Why: Giddyap for Halston’s first Chicago trunk show.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 116 E. Oak St., b/t Rush St. & Michigan Ave. (773-252-5045).
Crossword Puzzle Tournament
What: Nerdify your noggin with three rounds (easy to difficult) of Will Shortz puzzles. Top scores vie for glory (and a $50 gift card) in a championship play-off.
Why: Proceeds from registration ($25) go to Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Marbles: the Brain Store, 55 E. Grand Ave., b/t Rush St. & Wabash Ave. Advance registration (recommended) at 312-494-7769.
The Breakfast Club Musical
What: John Hughes’s cult ’80s film gets recast for the stage with song and dance.
Why: Your secret crush on Anthony Michael Hall.
When: Thru June 24. Every Thurs., 8 p.m. Next available show, May 6.
Where: Studio Be, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., at Barry Ave. Get tickets ($10-$15) ASAP online at brownpapertickets.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Linsey Burritt and Ina Weise