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HEAR
Giada
What:
The NYC songbird fuses Arabian and jazz music during an intimate live show.
Why: You can hear her for a song (or a $5 suggested donation).
When: Wed., 9:30 p.m.
Where: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., b/t Wilson & Sunnyside Aves. R.S.V.P. (required) to 773-728-6000.

SIZE
P.45 Pop-Up Atelier
What:
Snag one-on-one time with designer Abigail Glaum-Lathbury. She’ll help you choose from a variety of fabrics and will customize and fit a dress for you — all for $385.
Why: The free tastes of Snookelfritz ice cream also measure up.
When: Wed., 5-8 p.m.
Where: 1643 N. Damen Ave., b/t Wabansia & North Aves. R.S.V.P. (required) to 773-862-4523 or info@p45.com.

SHOP
Swirl Steals
What: The final clearance sale is quickly becoming famous for its to-die-for breaks on already discounted merch.
Why: Sandals, swimwear, and shades to help you finish summer strong.
When: Now.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

EAT
Perennial Sweet Corn Tasting Menu
What:
Shuck out $40 for chef Ryan Poli’s four-course homage to the seasonal veggie.
Why: The corn and truffle ravioli with Ibérico bacon, corn ragout, and corn veloute.
When: Mon.-Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 1800 N. Lincoln Ave., at Wells St. (312-981-7070).

RESERVE
Wild Arctic Char Dinner
What:
Chefs from Blackbird, Avenues, Lockwood, Cibo Matto, Sepia, and Topolobampo whip up a sumptuous seven-course feast ($125).
Why: This kind of fish rarely emerges, so take the bait.
When: Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St., b/t Desplaines & Jefferson Sts. R.S.V.P. (required) to 312-715-0708.

Photo: Courtesy of Rock Paper Scissors

LOCATIONS
4544 N Lincoln Ave
bt Wilson & Sunnyside Aves
Chicago, IL 60625
773-728-6000
1800 N Lincoln Ave
@ Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
312-981-7070
Blackbird
619 W Randolph St
bt Desplaines & Jefferson Sts
Chicago, IL 60661
312-715-0708
1643 N Damen Ave
bt Wabansia & North Aves
Chicago, IL 60647
773-862-4523
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