May forecast: sunny and chance of flowers.
Free Tickets to The Apples in Stereo
What: The cheeky indie poppers are in town. Saunter in gratis by correctly answering this trivia question: What cartoon did they write the theme song for?
Why: One winner (picked at random) gets a pair of tix; three others get copies of their new album, Travellers in Space and Time.
When: Entries due today by 5 p.m. (Winners notified Fri.) Concert, Fri., 10 p.m.
Where: E-mail answers to email@example.com. Concert, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., at N. Halsted St. (773-525-2501). Tickets ($14) online at lincolnhallchicago.com.
Konscious Kollective Sample Sale
What: Designer apparel and accessories go for a kool 50-90 percent off (prices range $15-$120).
Why: Rack up jersey tops and dresses by Young Fabulous & Broke and Free People embellished summer tops.
When: Fri., 2-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1725 N. Damen Ave., at St. Paul Ave. Info online at kokochicago.com.
Wave’s Street Food Cooking Class
What: Executive chef Kristine Subido teaches techniques from sidewalk vendors in Korea (pickled veggies with steamed buns), Thailand (fried mussel pancakes with sweet chili sauce), and more.
Why: The lunch that follows will curb your appetite.
When: Sat., 2:30 p.m.
Where: 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., at Ontario St. (312-255-4460). Tickets ($60) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Crisis (a Musical Game Show)
What: Audience members take a Scantron test; the top eight scorers compete in an onstage quiz show with funny questions about corporate ethics, economics, and pop culture.
Why: The winner takes home a third of the door sales in cash. Plus, 3 percent of each night’s ticket sales goes to charities of the winner’s choice.
When: Sat.-June 5. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., at Foster Ave. Tickets ($15) at 773-275-5255 or online at brownpapertickets.com.
Avec’s Spring Flatbread
What: Chef de cuisine Koren Grieveson tops her just-crispy-enough creation with lamb tongue, stinging nettles, and garlic.
Why: Extra dough is used to make a tasty cracker salad tossed with oven-roasted tomatoes.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 3:30 p.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 3:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 615 W. Randolph St., b/t Jefferson & Desplaines Sts. (312-377-2002).
Photo: Courtesy of The Apples in Stereo