The Weekend Guide

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Fashioning the Object
Fashion goes way beyond the runway with the exhibition of films, objects, printed materials, and photography related to the collections of three hyper-innovative designers.
Why: Swedish photographer Ola Bergengren’s stirring fashion shots of Sandra Backlund’s sculptural knitwear.
When: Sat.-Sept. 13.
Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., at Adams St. (312-443-3600). Museum admission is $18.

Architecture & Design Film Festival
Thirty-three films (grouped into fifteen programs) explore everything from the creation of the office cubicle to the rebuilding of Detroit.
Why: Don’t miss Eames: the Architect and the Painter, a James Franco-narrated documentary about the life and partnership of Ray and Charles Eames.
When: Thru Mon. Eames, Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Complete schedule online at adfilmfest.com.
Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., b/t Waveland Ave. & Grace St. (773-871-6604). Tickets ($11 per program) online at musicboxtheatre.com.

Dose Market
The food and fashion market springs up with home goods from Honor & Folly; eats from Antique Taco; and clothing from C/Fan, Frei Designs, and Petiole NYC.
Why: Complimentary cocktails from Nellcôte/Pour Souls mixologist Tim Williams, throwback items from Ladybug Vintage, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and more.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St., b/t Peshtigo & McClurg Cts. Tickets online ($8) at dosemarket.com or at the door ($10).

The CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights
Dig up vinyl gems while DJs play at Chicago Independent Radio Project’s annual sale.
Why: Wax on.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., at Loomis St. Admission is $7.

Cheap Thrills
Score big on clothing and accessories from Eskell, Penelope’s, City Soles, Tangerine, and Psychobaby.
Why: Round up a fresh spring wardrobe.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1564 N. Damen Ave., at North Ave., 3rd flr. Info at 773-486-0830. Admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of Boudicca

Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union
1340 W Washington Blvd
@ Loomis St
Chicago, IL 60607
River East Art Center
435 E Illinois St
bt Peshtigo & McClurg Cts
Chicago, IL 60611
Cheap Thrills
1564 N Damen Ave
@ North Ave, 3rd flr
Chicago, IL 60622
3733 N Southport Ave
bt Waveland Ave & Grace St
Chicago, IL 60613
111 S Michigan Ave
@ Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603