June is here. Bug out.
Multidesigner Dress Trunk Show
What: Maxi out your closet with more than 400 frocks (Black Halo, Velvet, Robert Rodriguez, Splendid, and more) at 20 percent off.
Why: Pants are overrated.
When: Sat.-June 12.
Where: Krista K, 3458 N. Southport Ave., at Cornelia Ave. (773-248-1967); Krista K Maternity + Baby, 3530 N. Southport Ave., b/t Cornelia Ave. & Addison St. (773-248-4477).
What: Fashion designer Anne Novotny (Frei Designs) collaborates with performance artist group Happydog for a show about what it means to be female today.
Why: Novotny’s skewed take on bridal fashion will make you see marriage in a whole new way.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake St., at Sangamon St. (312-226-8984). Admission is free.
The Interview Show
What: Host Mark Bazer banters with Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz (makers of new doc The Interrupters), hip-hop artist Psalm One, crime novelist Marcus Sakey, and singer/songwriter Krista Detor.
Why: There are no stupid questions.
When: Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., at Ada St. (773-227-4433). Admission is $8.
Chicago French Market Strawberry Festival
What: Indie food and drink vendors juice up their selections ranging from smoothies to cakes to crepes made with fruit.
Why: Leave with a strawberry plant from Les Fleur to reap the harvest on your turf.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 131 N. Clinton St., b/t Washington Blvd. & Randolph St. (312-575-0306). Admission is free.
Art Through Gardening Block Party
What: A community garden in Logan Square welcomes summer with apple soda tasting, rain barrel painting, and demos about solar power, worm composting, and flower arranging.
Why: It’ll be fun. Sprout’s honor.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm, 3240 W. Altgeld St., at Sawyer Ave. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.
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Photos: Courtesy of Krista K