Frei Designs Holiday Capsule Collection
What: Chicago designer Annie Novotny forecasts dressy occasions ahead, so she’s given her easy styles a little glitz.
Why: The 1940s-style shirtdresses fashioned from lace and puffy party skirts made from textured striped velvet.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Launch party tonight, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Post 27, 1819 W. Grand Ave., at Wood St. (312-829-6122).
Table Fifty-Two Thanksgiving To-Go
What: Skip cooking duty with the resto’s classic Southern sides (three-cheese mac, sweet potatoes, braised collard greens) and homemade pies (pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato with bourbon marshmallow).
Why: Just add bird.
When: Order by Sat., 7 p.m.; pickup, Nov. 22 & 23.
Where: To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For info, call 312-573-4000.
Holiday Art Sale
What: More than 120 School of the Art Institute of Chicago students band together to sell their photography, paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry, fashion accessories, and other dazzlers.
Why: Support local, budding artists this holiday season.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave., at Monroe St. For info, call 312-629-6880.
What: The Newfoundland band’s Chicago gig swells with songs about wanderlust and the thrill of road trips.
Why: Their emotive new album, Seeds, will break you out of hibernation.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., at Fullerton Ave. (773-525-2501). Tickets ($12) online at lincolnhall.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Frei Designs