The plot thickens.
What: Local author Adam Levin’s whopper of a novel ($29) — 1,030 pages! — follows a troublemaking 10-year-old who plans an uprising at his junior high school.
Why: While away the chilly nights ahead.
When: Releases Mon.
Where: The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., at W. Lawrence Ave. (773-293-2665); online at bookcellarinc.com.
Vanille Patisserie Pumpkin Pies
What: It’s a Thanksgiving-table showdown. Outshine Grandma’s marshmallow fluff with traditional desserts topped with cinnamon whipped cream.
Why: Order before Nov. 15 and get one for just $18 (reg. $24).
When: Thru Nov. 24.
Where: Pick up at 2229 N. Clybourn Ave., at Webster Ave.; Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., b/t Washington Blvd. & Randolph St. Call 773-868-4574 to order.
Adia Kibur Sale
What: Up to 55 percent off the designer’s statement-making baubles.
Why: The necklace with seven alternating rows of crystal rhinestones (reg. $129, now $89) turns any ensemble into a party.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
The Beauty Girl
What: Former beauty editor Nicole Pearl lends her expertise during private consultations (start at $60) and parties ($300 and up), where she chats about everything from skin care to holiday color trends.
Why: Add-on services like manicures and spray tans are great for groups.
When: You want a fresh face.
Where: Your place. For info, call 773-698-8103.
What: Get your heart racing with Chicago artist Nicholas Sistler’s vintage erotic prints, some featuring film noir images.
Why: It’s the fruit of a partnership between the artist and local print powerhouse Anchor Graphics.
When: Thru Nov. 27.
Where: Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior St., b/t Franklin & Orleans Sts. (312-664-9407).
Photo: Courtesy of McSweeney’s Publishing