The Lycée Français de Chicago (French School of Chicago) is kicking off its ninth annual Fall French Market on Friday. The weekend festival offers "holiday shopping opportunities, French cooking demonstrations by renowned Chicago-area chefs, and fun activities," according to the school at 613 W. Bittersweet Pl. About 100 vendors are expected at the festival, which also features live French music and activities for children. Organizers said attendees should enter the school at its Irving Park Road entrance.

Click here for a schedule of events and more information.