Chicago Food Film Festival
What: Watch cuisine-themed docs and features as you snack on local treats at the inaugural bash.
Why: The pure awesome factor of Mark Irving’s flick Eat Your Fill, in which a man consumes every menu item that’s fried or on a stick at the Wisconsin State Fair.
When: Festival, Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Eat Your Fill, Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard St., at Wood St. Tickets ($30) online at chicagofoodfilmfestival.com.
What: Ethiopian pop meets ’70s funk meets Eastern European brass band groove in the Boston group’s first U.S. tour.
Why: Chicago World Music Festival is back and worth a listen.
When: Sat. ($15), 10 p.m.; Sun. (free), 3:30 p.m.
Where: Sat., Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., at Byron St. (773-404-9494); Sun., Navy Pier (as part of the fest), 600 E. Grand Ave., at Lake Shore Dr. (312-595-5110).
Jayson Home & Garden Fall Flea Market
What: Scour vintage home goods (furniture, textiles, tableware, artwork) from Provence, Belgium, Paris, the Netherlands, and the U.S.
Why: Rescued French hotel silverware and serving pieces will give you hostess cred.
When: Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., at Kenmore Ave. (773-248-8180). Admission is free.
Choose Your Own Adventure: a Sketch Show
What: The audience steers the action in the largely improvised comedy about solving a murder in small-town America.
Why: Some of the cast members have performed in the much-loved musical comedy Baby Wants Candy.
When: Thru Oct. 7. Thurs., 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Second City, Donny’s Skybox Theatre, 1616 N. Wells St., at North Ave. (312-337-3992). Tickets ($10) at the box office.
What: Fifteen local chefs (including Radhika Desai of English, Dirk Flanigan of Henri and The Gage, and Ryan LaRoche of NoMI) light up their grills to compete for your stomach’s love and the title of Best Burger.
Why: The vegetarian thing is just not working for you.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., at Michigan Ave., on the rooftop. Tickets ($75) online at chicagogourmet.org.
Photo: Ryan Jensen
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