Weekend Recommender: May 17-19

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Works by artist Lynn Basa at the FLATS Chicago pop-up gallery space. Basa is the artist-in-residence for this weekend’s Salon Series Dinner.

FLATS Studio Salon Series Dinner
Friday, May 17, 7 pm
Uptown’s FLATS Chicago development partnered with The Salon Series to put a pop-up gallery in its storefront space. The most recent in the eight-month dinner series features the work of artist-in-residence Lynn Basa; guests will enjoy a casual dinner, drinks, and in-depth discussions about art with Basa. Purchase $40 tickets at salonseries-lynnbasa-eorg.eventbrite.com. 1319 W. Wilson Ave.

Cheese Café Pop-up
Saturday, May 18, 11 am-7 pm
The Cheeses of France Marketing Council hosts an interactive cheese café featuring demos, cheese-centric dishes created by local chefs, and endless samples. Taste and shop more than 20 different French varieties including Brie, Camembert, Fourme d’Ambert, and Pont l'Évêque. Event admission is complimentary. 1051 N. Rush St.

3rd Annual Bee Fit Brunch at Hotel Palomar
Saturday, May 18, 8:45 or 10 am
To kick off its summer series in collaboration with Chicago-based Barre Bee Fit (BBF) studio, Hotel Palomar is hosting a barre class on its rooftop sundeck. Following the workout, guests will enjoy a seasonal and healthy brunch prepared by Top Chef alum Heather Terhune, head chef at Palomar’s Sable Kitchen & Bar, while nutritionist Jenny Westerkamp shares secrets on eating right. To RSVP, e-mail sarah.erker@hotelpalomar.com or call 312-985-0736 ($35); BBF members can reserve a spot on clients.mindbodyonline.com. 505 N. State St., 312-755-9703

Space519 Trunk Show
Sunday, May 19, 2-6 pm
Shop two made-in-NYC lines at space519 this weekend. Bissell & Blaise shows a selection of gorgeous fine jewelry made with gemstones and a unique 18k matte peach gold. Meanwhile, Morton + Hudson brings their selection of sophisticated-yet-edgy handbags. Bonus: the trunk show continues on Monday (9 am-1 pm). 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-1519

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