Up, up, and a-weekend!
Free Ice Cream Day
What: Single scoops are gratis (try Signature Sunset, a merlot flavor with chocolate chips); donations support Nettelhorst School and Central School.
Why: Something cold, something new.
When: Sat. Central, noon-3 p.m.; Broadway, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Bobtail Ice Cream Company, 1114 Central Ave., b/t 11th St. & Wilmette Ave., Wilmette (847-251-0174); 2951 N. Broadway St., at Wellington Ave. (773-880-7372).
What: Fork meets knife meets chopstick in these sleek utensils.
Why: Gotta lick your chops.
When: In the picnic of time.
Where: Online at forkchops.com.
Vintage Couture & Accessories Auction
What: Hermès bags, Bob Mackie gowns, Chanel suits, Ferragamo shoes, and more from Leona Helmsley’s estate.
Why: Go, go before it’s gone.
When: Previews, Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Auction, Sun., noon.
Where: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W. Lake St., at Ada St. (312-280-1212).
Woman Reading to the Sea
What: Lisa Williams’s prize-winning second book of lyric poetry addresses myth and nature.
Why: You’re well versed.
When: The meter’s running.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
Zines, Comics, and Other Hip Lit Fair
What: Buy books, graphic novels, comics, and original art, plus meet zinesters and authors.
Why: Get lit.
When: Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., at Mies van der Rohe Way (312-280-2660).