5 things to do today: Saturday, October 12
Curbside Splendor Fall Showcase Local press Curbside Splendor celebrates its fall releases with a reading featuring Samantha Irby (MEATY), Chris L. Terry (Zero Fade) and Daniela Olszewska (Citizen J. and True Confessions of an Escapee From The Capra Facility for Wayward Girls). The Book Cellar. 7pm. Free.
Fred Falke + Echodroides + Greg Corner It's no secret that the French are running this pop game shizz. House DJ Falke mines the rubbish bin of the charts, turning junk candy wrappers like OneRepublic, Selena Gomez and Owl City into epic, honestly good dance tapestries. Local duo Echodroides shoots heavy '80s laserbeams that should appeal to fans of another Frenchman, Kavinsky. Primary. 10pm. $12.
Ezra Furman Ezra Furman is a youthful anachronism: a verbose lyricist marooned in an indie scene tilted toward headphone-friendly noisemakers. On his second solo release, Day of the Dog, the Evanston native adroitly conveys what it feels like to be young. Like much American pop, Furman’s songs stare down adulthood from a post-teen no-man’s-land. Subterranean. 8:30pm. $12.
Confections with Kate Explores Classic Fall Desserts Just in time for Halloween, learn how to make your favorite fall desserts. ZED451's Executive Pastry Chef Kate Milashus will teach you how to make s'more apples, caramel corn and candy fudge from scratch. Classes include a glass of Red Apple Orchard Sangria, a take-home treat and dessert, of course! ZED451. 2pm. $20.
Decades trunk show Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, the stylish duo behind the LA-based consignment shop Decades return to Chicago for a two-day trunk show. The event, held once again at space519, features designer duds sources from celebrities, stylish and other really rich people. Look for selections by Chanel, Chloe, DVF and more. The sale is always popular, so it's a good idea to arrive early for the best selection. space519. 10am–7pm.