What: L.A.-based luxury casual brand opens its first Chicago store, turning us all followers of the peacoat-sweater faith.
Why: DailyCandy readers get 20 percent off their entire purchase (take a printout of this page or mention code 2010candy3).
When: Offer good Fri.-Sun. Store hours, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 106 E. Oak St., b/t Michigan Ave. & Rush St. (312-280-6890).
What: Wade around to dark, folkie melodies from the singer/guitarist who was mentored by Tom Waits.
Why: She opens for the Eels, so you’ll want to stick around.
When: Fri. Doors., 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Where: Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., b/t Grace St. & Waveland Ave. (773-549-4140). Tickets ($25) online at metrochicago.com.
Design Harvest Festival
What: West Town springs to life with tented pop-up shops run by local design boutiques, antique and vintage collectors, and furniture and home accessories makers.
Why: One-of-a-kind goods from Morlen Sinoway Atelier, Post 27, Unison, and Green Home Chicago are ripe for picking.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Grand Ave., b/t Damen Ave. & Wood St. For more info, go to design-harvest.com. Admission is free.
Anthropologie Pet-Supply Drive
What: Donate gently used or new necessities (bowls, rawhides, garbage bags, leashes) for cats and dogs. Items gathered go to PAWS Chicago.
Why: You can paw at the riding boots and shift dresses at the same time.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 108 N. State St., at Washington St. (312-899-0969).
Old Town Social OktoberFeast
What: Eat sausages (frankfurters, knockwurst, bratwurst) while a German band blares polka that would make Grandma proud.
Why: Steins of Hocker Shor recommended. Lederhosen optional.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 455 W. North Ave., at Cleveland Ave. (312-266-2277). Admission is free (charges vary for food and drink).
Photo: Courtesy of Vince
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