The Weekend Guide

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Girl & the Goat Buttons
 Collect numbered raffle pins when you stop by chef Stephanie Izard’s farmers market cooking demo, order a local brew at Rootstock, or purchase select items from Whole Foods.
Why: Lucky winners score a free preview dinner at Izard’s soon-to-open resto.
When: Thru Sat. Farmers market, Sat., 11:30 a.m. Winners announced, May 24. 
Where: Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar, 954 N. California Ave., at Augusta Blvd. (773-292-1616); Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., at Weed St. (312-587-0648); 61st Street Farmers Market, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., at 61st St. Info and winning numbers online at stephanieizard.com.

Anne Sportun Trunk Show
Toronto’s diamond girl offers a sparkling display of gem-laden, white- and yellow-gold necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets.
Why: For brides to have and to hold. Plus, 10 percent off all weekend long.
When: Opening reception, Fri., 4-8 p.m. Show, Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Virtu, 2034 N. Damen Ave., at McLean Ave. (773-235-3790). Admission is free.

Community Art Project: Birdhouse 2010
More than 70 artists’ and students’ designs will be auctioned to raise money for Friends of Pritzker School.
Why: Janet Joseph’s wood model embellished with manuscripts from the 1800s.
When: Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Wesley Kimler Studio, 2046 W. Carroll Ave., b/t Damen & Hoyne Aves. Tickets at the door ($35) or in advance online ($30) at friendsofpritzker.org.

Closet Clearance Sale
Raid designer apparel and accessories (Comme des Garçons, DKNY, Dries Van Noten) at bargain-basement prices ($5-$100).
Why: Proceeds benefit the venue, Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art; unsold items go to women’s charities.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Chicago Ave. (312-243-9088). Admission is free.

Hillbilly Pig Roast
Go whole hog with $5 Texas teas and sucker punch. Plus beans, slaw, taters, and tasty pork for $10.
Why: Live bluegrass music, y’all.
When: Sat., 5 p.m.
Where: Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap, 1970 N. Lincoln Ave., at Armitage Ave. (312-642-0007).

Photo: J Wagnon Photography / Flickr 

61st Street Farmers Market
6100 S Blackstone Ave
@ 61st St
Chicago, IL 60637
Stanley's Kitchen & Tap
1970 N Lincoln Ave
@ Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
954 N California Ave
@ W Augusta Blvd
Chicago, IL 60622
Wesley Kimler Studio
2046 W Carroll Ave
bt Damen & Hoyne Aves
Chicago, IL 60612
Whole Foods
1550 N Kingsbury St
@ Weed St
Chicago, IL 60642
Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
2034 N Damen Ave
@ McLean Ave
Chicago, IL 60647