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Eats & Sweets' Debut, Goblin Market, Moveable Feast and More This Week

By Patty Wetli | June 16, 2014 10:57am
 Eats and Sweets is a family affair for Keith Lacey, his wife, Heidi, and brother Scott.
Eats and Sweets is a family affair for Keith Lacey, his wife, Heidi, and brother Scott.
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NORTH CENTER — Why should Saturday and Sunday get to have all the fun? There's plenty of entertainment and other diversions to be found around the neighborhoods this week.


It's opening day for Eats and Sweets, 1636 W. Montrose Ave. Get your sugar and coffee fix at the new cafe, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., in the former Angel Food Bakery. Co-owner Keith Lacey said plans are in the works for a splashy grand opening once staff has worked out any kinks.

Welles Park kicks off its free "Tuesdays at the Gazebo" concert series with a family-friendly performance by Bill Brickey from the Old Town School of Folk Music, 6:30 p.m., 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

"Goblin Market" is not, as the name might suggest, a ghoulish new farmers market but rather a performance of a narrative poem set to music ... about a ghoulish sort of farmers market. Catch the production, mounted by Access Contemporary Music, at 7:30 p.m. at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. Tickets are $12 if bought in advance online, $8 for seniors and students, and $20 at the door.


No matter where we move, the food of our home stays with us. That's the premise of "Moveable Feast," a free community conversation about the way food shapes our identity when we're far from home. Donna Pierce, historian of Great Migration recipes and former Chicago Tribune assistant food editor, will lead the discussion. Participants will also collaborate on a community cookbook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at North Branch Projects, 3550 W. Lawrence Ave.

The Book Cellar's local author night, 7 p.m., 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., features an eclectic lineup of Chicago writers. Meet R. Clifton Spargo, "Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald"; Mary Rickert, "Memory Garden"; and Bull Garlington, "Death by Children: I Had Kids So You Don't Have To."

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