Eat, shop, laugh.
The Vintage Bazaar
What: Modern flea market pops up with thrifty finds from Labrabbit Optics, Fine Diving, Jet Set Vintage, The Found, and more.
Why: Cheap sweets from Hoosier Mama Pie Company.
When: Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Rockwell St. (773-276-1235). Admission is free.
Inside the Fridge of a DailyCandy Editor
What: Inspired by a San Fran exhibit, we’re revealing the contents of our refrigerators. It’s like looking into our souls, er, stomachs.
Why: After mocking ours, please post a picture of yours.
Where: Online at facebook.com.
Southport Grocery & Cafe’s Cupcake Contest
What: Imagine your dream cuppie and submit the idea (ingredients, how it would taste and look) for a chance at raking in a dozen free desserts.
Why: The winning concept will be created and sold at the cafe thru Sept.
When: Submission deadline is Aug. 24 at noon.
Where: E-mail ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also send via Twitter or Facebook.
Old-School Bartending Class
What: The Long Room mixologist Jason Burrell gets all Cocktail on you as he demos how to make martinis, sidecars, Bloody Marys, and more.
Why: You’ll love his lesson in speed pouring.
When: Fri., 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Chopping Block, 4747 N. Lincoln Ave., at Giddings St. Register (a must) at 773-472-6700 or online at thechoppingblock.net. Cost is $50.
Slow Food Chicago Second Annual Pig Roast
What: Chefs from The Gage, Mado, The Publican, Longman & Eagle, and more work their magic with local pork.
Why: Tour the brewery (and pound a brew) while you’re at it.
When: Sun., 2-5 p.m.
Where: Goose Island Brewery, 1800 W. Fulton St., at Wood St. Tix ($60) and info online at slowfoodchicago.org.
American Myth Theatre Company
What: The ensemble revs up for its debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a sneak peek of All the Happy People, a comedy about dating.
Why: Your suggested donation of $20 helps the troupe cross the pond.
When: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Paulina St.
Photo: Courtesy of The Vintage Bazaar
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