See you in seventeen days, spring.
Open Books Sale
What: Relieve brain freeze with more than 20,000 reads (fiction, cookbooks, biographies, sci-fi, mysteries) bargain priced at less than $3 each (or $30 for a boxful).
Why: Proceeds help support the organization’s literacy programming.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 213 W. Institute Pl., at Franklin St. (312-475-1355).
Word to the Mother
What: A group art show by local talents Lauren Feece, Chris Tavares Silva, Robert Stevenson, and Lindsey Meyers marks the debut of culture-focused nonprofit I Am Logan Square.
Why: DJ, wine, beer, and apps from Cafe con Leche get the party started.
When: Thru Mar. 31. Opening party, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 2648 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Sawyer Ave. Admission is free.
Becker Lane Pig Out
What: Chefs from Tony Mantuano’s restaurants band together to cook a four-course feast ($90 for Art Institute of Chicago members; $100 for nonmembers) with organic pork sourced from a local farm.
Why: Go whole hog with crispy pork terrine with winter veggies and caramelized pears.
When: Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Terzo Piano, 159 E. Monroe St., at Michigan Ave. Reservations to 312-443-8650.
Peterson Garden Project Seed Swap
What: Exchange your excess seeds with those of other gardeners and learn about planting, edible seeds, and heirloom vegetables.
Why: This is the year you’ll sprout a new hobby.
When: Sun., 4-6 p.m.
Where: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Galter Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave., at Winona St., 2nd flr. R.S.V.P. (required) to petersongarden.eventbrite.com. Admission is free.
Josh Moulton Art Prints
What: Lay down just $25 for a numbered and signed eleven-by-fourteen-inch print by the Chicago painter.
Why: He makes local landmarks, architecture, houses, and city scenes come to life.
When: Your living room needs a lift.
Where: Online at joshmoulton.com.
Photo: Maxim Bolotnikov / Getty Images