Wake up and smell the weekend.
Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe
What: The nonprofit that trains at-risk youth in baking and business skills just moved to new digs in North Center. Fresh scones, granola, and coffee abound.
Why: The muffins are tops.
When: Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 3720 N. Lincoln Ave., at Waveland Ave. (773-880-9910).
What: Sing the praises of the Y.E.S. (Young Executive for Success) runway show by Bonnie&Clyde’s boutique and Chicago designers Agga B. and Marisa Swystun while snacking on eats from Entertaining Co.
Why: Proceeds benefit Dress for Success.
When: Wed., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard St., b/t Wood St. & Wolcott Ave. Tickets ($45) online at brownpapertickets.com.
DMK Burger Bar Make-a-Wish Fundraiser
What: Buy a dinner package ($20) to help a 15-year-old Chicago girl with terminal leukemia realize her dream of traveling to Rome.
Why: Generosity tastes like a patty melt, gravy fries, and Saison du BUFF beer.
When: Mon., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 2954 N. Sheffield Ave., at Wellington Ave. Reservations (recommended) at 773-360-8686 or email@example.com.
Josh Adams Cooking Demo and Dinner
What: June chef shows you how to get busy with veggies, then builds a multicourse dinner ($95) with North Pond’s Bruce Sherman.
Why: Salmon crudo, cinnamon-roasted quail breast, and warm apricot-nut tartlet.
When: Wed. Demo, 10:30 a.m.; dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Demo, Green City Market, Lincoln Park, b/t Clark St. & Stockton Dr. (773-880-1266). Dinner, North Pond, 2610 N. Cannon Dr., b/t Fullerton Ave. & Diversey Pkwy. Dinner reservations at 773-477-5845. Demo is free.
Harvey Faircloth Sale
What: Snatch up quirky, ladylike frocks from the vintage-inspired line at up to 75 percent off.
Why: The shiny little cape dress (reg. $520, now $179).
When: Your cutoffs don’t cut it.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Guerrilla Truck Show
What: Indie furniture designers and artisans band together to showcase their wares.
Why: Koomalsingh Design wood tables, ZNZN textiles, and art by Danielle Klinenberg.
When: Tues., 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: Morlen Sinoway Atelier, 1052 W. Fulton Market, at Aberdeen St. (312-432-0100). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe