Critique student designs from the 77th annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion 2011 with your homegirl seated at your side. Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North, 201 E Randolph St (saic.edu/fashionshow). Thu 5 at 9am, $40; at noon and 3pm, $75.
The inaugural Lurie Garden Spring Festival and Plant Sale offers bulb demonstrations, hands-on gardening workshops and Millennium Park’s coveted purple salvia plants. Lurie Garden, 55 N Michigan Ave (312-742-1168). Sat 7, 10am–3pm; free.
Allow therapy-inducing perfectionist Mom to shine at the Driehaus Museum’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, which includes a tour and hat show. 40 E Erie St (reservations: 312-482-8933, ext 21; email@example.com). Sat 7 at 1pm; $60.
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