Snag a head-turning holiday look with hats from Loreta Corsetti (Amphitrite, Brides of Neptune Collection, pictured).
Book Signing at The Bedford Thursday, November 29, 6-8 PM Glamour magazine beauty editor Andrea Pomerantz Lustig comes to Chicago to host a book signing of her new fashion and beauty tome, How to Look Expensive. (The Bedford’s rehabbed bank vault is a fitting venue.) Champagne and hors d’oeuvres are on the house, and a Q&A with Lustig follows the signing. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1612 W. Division St., 773-235-8800
Heather Clawson at Jayson Home Thursday, November 29, 6-8 PM
A second book signing across town at Jayson Home features Heather Clawson, author of the renowned interior design blog, Habitually Chic. Guests can get their copy of Clawson’s new book, Creativity at Work, signed while enjoying Prosecco and to-die-for truffles from Vosges Haut Chocolat. 1885 N. Clybourn St., 773-248-8180
The Neverly Brothers at the Montrose Room Friday, November 30, 8 PM
The Neverly Brothers—Kevin and Kegham Giragosian and Craig Gigstad—put on a concert well worth the short trip to Rosemont's Montrose Room. Performing rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and American rockabilly, the band will cover hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Little Richard, and more. Purchase $10-15 tickets on ticketweb.com. 5300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 847-544-5300
Haute Hats and Holiday High Tea Saturday, December 1, 3 PM
Deca Restaurant and Bar at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hosts local milliners Loreta Corsetti and Laura Whitlock during this weekend’s teatime. The two designers will showcase their festive hat collections, perfect to don during holiday gatherings. Reservations recommended by calling 312-573-5160. $37 adults/$20 children. 160 E. Pearson St.
Andersonville’s Julmarknad Festival Saturday December 1, 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday, December 2, 10 AM-4 PM
The Swedish American Museum in Andersonville hosts a weekend-long Christmas Bazaar comprised of modern craft vendors, food, and entertainment. As part of the celebrations, stop in to local restaurant Brasserie 54 by LM (5420 N. Clark St., 773-334-9463) on Saturday for chef de cuisine Ben Reaves’ demonstration (1 PM) on creating the classic holiday dessert, Buche de Noel (a.k.a. a Yule Log). 5211 N. Clark St., 773-728-8111
Saturday Gallery Tours Saturday, December 1, 11 AM (River North); 1:30 PM (West Loop)
Chicago Gallery News presents free Saturday gallery tours of both the River North and West Loop neighborhoods today. The former begins at Ann Nathan Gallery, and continues to Judy A Saslow Gallery, Andrew Bae Gallery, and Vale Craft Gallery. Art enthusiasts have just enough time after that to make it to the first stop in the West Loop tour. Beginning at Thomas Robertello Gallery, the second group also visits Rhona Hoffman Gallery, McCormick Gallery, and Western Exhibitions. River North Tour meets at Starbucks, 750 N. Franklin St.; West Loop tour meets at Thomas Robertello Gallery, 27 N. Morgan St.