The annual shopping-cart race Chiditarod kicks off on Sat 3/5. Credit: Justin Goh

Time to plan the weekend. Here’s some of what we recommend:

Fri 3/4: Mark Bazar celebrates eight years of the Interview Show at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) with guests former governor Pat Quinn, chef Mindy Segal, artist Hebru Brantley, and musician Toronzo Cannon. 6:30 PM

Artist Hebru Brantley is an Interview Show guest on Fri 3/4.Credit: Sun-Times Media

Chicago DanzTheatre presents a double bill of works dedicated to the voices of women: Bindis and Bruises tells the individual stories of eight who suffer from abuse in Indian-American culture; Encuentros integrates dance, sound, text, and acrobatics to follow a single couple’s relationship. Check out the performances at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (1650 W. Foster). Fri-Sat 8 PM

Sat 3/5: Teams dress themselves (and their shopping carts) to impress at Chiditarod XI, the annual shopping cart race and “mobile food drive” is also a fund-raiser for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The race kicks off at 1900 W. Hubbard. 10 AM

Sat 3/5:
Chicago Market hosts Bulk Up!, a co-op pop-up at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark) featuring food and goods from local farmers and producers like Mint Creek, Metropolis Coffee Company, and Three Sisters Garden. 2-5 PM

Sat 3/5: Waffle Fest 6 hits the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) tonight, and will feature Jeremiah Jae, 7oddz, D2G, Pinqy Ring, Slot A, and more. In Soundboard Leor Galil writes, “Jae takes to the beats as if they were his own, delivering Lego-like constructions of words that nearly overlap—it’s as though he’s vibing off the pulse of each track’s instrumental while a different one careens around inside his head.” 9 PM

Sun 3/6: Local chefs go head-to-head to see who can create the tastiest meatball at the Battle of the Balls at Formento’s (925 W. Randolph). Participants include Sean Pharr of the Bristol, Paul Virant of Perennial Virant and Vie, Joshua Kulp and Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and Brian Enyart & Jennifer Jones of Dos Urban Cantina. Goose Island beer, Terlato wine, and Campari provide drinks. Noon and 2 PM

Gilmore Guys talk Gilmore Girls at Thalia Hall on Sun 3/6.Credit: TAYLOR NICOLE HOTTER

Sun 3/6:
Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe record two live episodes of their Gilmore Girls podcast, Gilmore Guys, at Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th). Brianna Wellen writes, “One of the greatest outcomes of the Gilmore Guys podcast is the rapport between Porter and Adejuyibe; the two started as acquaintances, but have built a beautiful bromance. It makes for a pairing as loving and witty as the Gilmore girls themselves.” 4 and 8 PM

For more stuff to do this weekend—and every day—check out our Agenda page.