All hands on deck.
Blue Blood Playing Cards
What: The designers at Uusi illustrated 52 stylish playing cards, each with a character from a fictional empire. Get in the game and donate, so they can get them printed.
Why: Score your own deck with a pledge of $15 or more.
When: Thru Apr. 22.
Where: Online at kickstarter.com.
BadHappy Poutine Shop
What: Downtown’s new snack stop serves creative, indulgent takes on the Canadian potato dish.
Why: Say oui to the Quebecer, a classic topped with fromage beaucronne and St. Hubert gravy.
When: Tues.-Thurs., noon-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon-2 a.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 939 N. Orleans St., b/t Oak & Walton Sts. (312-890-2165).
Spring Fashions at Trillium
What: New apparel and accessories are in bloom at the Wicker Park boutique. Pluck breezy styles from Le Mont St. Michel, Clare Vivier, St. Kilda, and Paper Crown.
Why: Whit, the bold line of printed shorts, dresses, jackets, and tops from a former Steven Alan collaborator, will soon be a perennial favorite.
When: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1744 W. Division St., b/t Hermitage Ave. & Wood St. (773-698-8162).
Cycle Collective Spring Tune-Ups and Washes
What: DePaul University student mechanics go to work on your bike’s squeaky, creaky spots.
Why: They’re raising money to put a self-help fix-it stand in the neighborhood.
When: Fri., 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: DePaul Quad, W. Fullerton Ave., at N. Seminary Ave. Services done by donation.
Julius Meinl Poetry Night
What: The Euro cafe is holding a contest (submit poetry thru Apr. 5 online at poetrycafe.com). At a special dinner ($35), you’ll eat dishes inspired by the original verses of the winners. Plus, taste new Meinl coffees.
Why: Eat their words.
When: Apr. 12, 7 p.m.
Where: 4363 N. Lincoln Ave., at Montrose Ave. R.S.V.P. to 773-868-1876, option five.
Photo: Courtesy of Uusi