Art is on display and for sale at two events. The Other Art Fair will host more than 100 artists. Connect with your favorites and shop thousands of original pieces — including paintings, sculptures, mixed media and more. Or visit the Mart’s One of a Kind Spring Show, where you’ll find goods from 300 artists, makers and designers. Shop everything from ceramics and home goods to paintings and fashion.
Details for the Other Art Fair: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. $15-45; children under 12 free / MAP
Details for the One of a Kind Spring Show: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza. $15-20 for ages 12+ / MAP
Get inspired at the Chicago Public Library’s 24th annual Poetry Fest, featuring poetry readings, workshops and panel discussions. Try your hand at a writing session, share your work at an open mic and hear from the Chicago Poet Laureate.
Details: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Free / MAP
Learn about efforts to build a Bronzeville trail at the Celebrate Trails Day Community Block Party. Expect vendors, giveaways, food trucks and a live DJ. The Bronzeville Trail Taskforce is working to develop the Kenwood “L” embankment.
Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 3900 S. Federal St. Free / MAP
Celebrate International Bookstore Day with the Chicagoland Bookstore Crawl. You’ll find readings, contests, sales and giveaways at more than 40 indie bookshops. An initial $20 purchase will get you a passport to collect free stamps and stickers from the participating stores. Hit milestones to earn yearlong discounts.
Details: Times and locations vary Saturday.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive. $36-200 / MAP
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