Tuesday, March 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Chicago movers and shakers like Catherine De Orio, Jay Michael, Rick Gresh, and more step behind the bar to serve up Chicago-brewed Baderbrau alongside delicious bites from Farmhouse. The event’s proceeds go directly to Common Threads, chef Art Smith’s charity devoted to teaching smart nutrition to underserved communities. For $40 tickets, visit events.commonthreads.org. 228 W. Chicago Ave., 312-280-4960
A travel poster from the International Vintage Poster Fair.
Friday, March 28-Sunday, March 30
Thousands of vintage posters—advertising international expositions, old-school liquor labels, world travel, and more—are on display at the Chicago Cultural Center this weekend as the International Vintage Poster Fair returns. See prints from the 1890s through the 1980s, and be sure to visit the feature exhibition, “Ideas and Innovation,” showcasing posters of products that changed people’s lives in the last century. Tickets are $15 at the door. 77 E. Randolph St., 800-856-8069
Saturday, March 29-Sunday, March 30
Dozens of vintage, contemporary, and antique dealers come together for Randolph Street Market’s Spring Fling event this weekend. Pick up fresh flowers and artisanal chocolates for Easter, learn how to letterpress, or shop for artwork to update your home for spring. Purchase $10 general admission tickets at the gate; or $8 in advance on randolphstreetmarket.com. Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington St.
Plein Air’s continental breakfast features a biscuit, cured ham, rich butter and seasonal jam, and a hard boiled egg.
Opening Monday, March 24
The resurgence of Hyde Park’s dining and culture continues with Plein Air, a French café from Soo Choi and Kevin Heisner, which opens today. The quaint, airy resto serves up delicious dishes created in collaboration with Art Jackson of Pleasant Farms. Try a signature mushroom and kale pie or seasonal farmer’s market bowl with brown rice, veggies, and herb pesto. If you’re in a hurry, stop in to pick up a Midwestern cranberry spelt scone or fresh croissant. 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-966-7531