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The Weekend Guide

bucktown apple pie contest!

Lots of yummy for your tummy.

TASTE
The Bucktown Apple Pie Contest
What:
Sample desserts made by home and professional chefs, listen to bluegrass, and learn to square dance. Pastry chef Gale Gand leads the pie judging.
Why: All proceeds support events and beautification at Holstein Park.
When: Sun., 2-5 p.m.
Where: 2200 N. Oakley Ave., at Lyndale St. Admission is free.

SEE
More Is More
What:
An exhibition of Chicago artist Nancy Rosen’s paintings, which flirt with patterns and layers.
Why: Party with the dudes from creative consortium The Post Family, who are putting on the show.
When: Thru Nov. 12. Opening reception, Fri., 6-11 p.m.
Where: The Family Room, 1821 W. Hubbard St., b/t Wood St. & Wolcott Ave. (312-265-6406).

BUY
Truffle Truffle’s Fall Collection
What:
Chef/owner Nicole Greene breaks the mold with her artisan, small-batch confections infused with seasonal flavors.
Why: Pecan pie truffles, Concord grape caramels, and pumpkin s’mores. Oh, my.
When: Thru Nov. 4.
Where: Southport Grocery & Cafe, 3552 N. Southport Ave., b/t Addison & Eddy Sts. (773-665-0100).

HEAR
Book Bike Fundraiser Concert
What:
Help Gabriel Levinson gear up for another year giving out books by bike at a triple-bill live show (Sad Brad Smith, Adam Fitz, and Stephen Paul Smoker).
Why: It’s $5 for a smart cause.
When: Tonight, 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., at Cortez St. (773-276-3600). Tickets online at ticketweb.com.

EAT
Perennial’s New Brunch Menu
What:
Awaken your inner child with choices like French toast sticks and Apple Jacks pancakes, plus homey faves such as biscuits and gravy.
Why: The Brass Monkey cocktail (OJ and Mickey’s) is a flashback and a half.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1800 N. Lincoln Ave., at Wells St. (312-981-7070).

Photo: Gsz / Flickr

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LOCATIONS
3552 N Southport Ave
bt Addison & Eddy Sts
Chicago, IL 60657
773-665-0100
1800 N Lincoln Ave
@ Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
312-981-7070
1821 W Hubbard St
bt Wood St & Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
312-265-6406
1035 N Western Ave
@ Cortez St
Chicago, IL 60622
773-276-3600
2200 N Oakley Ave
@ Lyndale St
Chicago, IL 60647
312-742-7554
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