A vintage clothing and craft fair. Items for sale include furniture, jewelry, records, and all sorts of antique goodness.
If their aim was to capitalize on burned-out Record Store Day shoppers, Dusty Groove and Maria's have timed the launch of their "Diggin' Dusties" series perfectly. Peruse DG's new releases in the comfort of your own drunkenness days after wrestling that greedy asshole for the last Lana Del Rey single. —Asher Kleinhttp://dustygroove.com
A weekly market featuring local food, fashion, and art vendors. $5http://dosemarket.com
Today kicks off another season of the Second City's Neighborhood Tour. Funny meets factual as guides walk you through the history of the Old Town neighborhood, stopping at the haunts of famed Second City alums along the way. You just might learn something. $15
Good gentlemen, ladies fair, hie thee to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Make ye merrie with jousters, swordfighters, acrobats, and wand'ring minstrels. Sup on giant turkey legs and falafel brought hither by infidel Moors, and dally in the marketplace replete with precious wares, but woe betide he who doth not attend Good Queen Bess when she deigneth to appear. $23.95, $125 season passhttp://renfair.com/bristol
An exhibition presented by local small businesses based in the West Fulton/Kinzie corridor (MyBread, Urban Leash, Accion, and others.)http://www.fultonfest.com
A live taping of the sex-positive podcast, featuring improv, stand-up by Tommy McNamara and Natalie Jose, and a BDSM demo with Lady Sophia Chase. Eric Barry and Mary Zee host.http://fdpod.com
A drawing competition that tasks artists, both professional and amateur, to create sketches based on a theme. Scott Reeder hosts.
Like Critical Mass, but for kids! The ride is chaperoned by parents and other adults and sticks to mostly residential streets. Locations change each ride; see website for the schedule.http://chicagokidicalmass.org/
A vinyasa flow yoga class presented by Yoga by Degrees takes place in the Adler's Grainger Sky Theater. $15
Big Head Todd & the Monsters perform when the race is finished. If running isn't your thing, you can just catch the show. $45, $25 concert onlyhttp://facebook.com/events/1420406504876557
For this mini film fest, Motor City filmmaker and programmer Brandon Walley introduces three programs of short films made in and about Detroit. $5 per screening, $10 fesival pass
Free health screenings, nutrition demonstrations, fitness tutorials, and family entertainment.
The latest season of this vintage market kicks off with a costumed bike ride along the lake front with Alderman Harry Osterman. Just looking to shop? The more than 100 dealers will probably have plenty of knickknacks to fill each one of your midcentury curio cabinets. $5
On the first Tuesday of every month, Chicago Reader writers Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke are given a stage to talk city politics—and whatever the hell else they might feel needs a takedown. Education reporters Lauren FitzPatrick of the Sun-Times, Sarah Karp of Catalyst, and Linda Lutton of WBEZ are tonight's guests. $5