This weekends Haute List comes on a cool weekend. Be sure to bring your weather friendly gear to these can’t miss events happening across this city. Or, you can stay home and watch the series premiere of Luke Cage on Netflix, no judgement here.
Today | September 29th – October 1st | time varies
Block 37| 108 N. State St.
Latino Fashion Week is the only one of its kind dedicated to Latino Fashion in the United States. Based in Chicago, with shows in Miami and L.A, the multi-day event will celebrate “A Decade of Elegance” as its theme for 2016. The events for LFW includes runway shows, celebrity appearances, VIP receptions and much more. Kick off the weekend full of events by attending the Tea with a Latin Twist, the daytime shopping, lunching, and networking event.
Today |Septmeber 29th | 5:00 p.m. – 9p.m.
Oak + Fort | 1715 N. Damen Ave.
Nothing is better than a little appreciation. The Canadian born fashion brand OAK + FORT is providing just that for their fashion forward fans here in Chicago. The shop, located in Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood focuses on a minimal aesthetic in a luxury inspired space. Guests will be able to take advantage of 20% off in store during the event, plus there will be food and beverages. Not a bad way to shop, sip, and save while seeking out some classically uncomplicated pieces for the fall.
Saturday |October 1st| 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bacon, beer, at a major football stadium? Dreams do come true,’bro’. Indulge in bacon and craft beer at this traveling city fest, held this weekend at Soldiers Field. Over 80+beers to sample from various breweries paired with 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs from restaurants such as Public House and Flo Cafe. The event will also include a bacon eating contest by Hormel® as well as games and live entertainment.
Friday |Septmeber 30th | 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Shaws Crab House | Hubbard and Rush
The annual festival brings blues, fresh seafood, and of course, oysters to Chicago for one shuckn’ good time. The expected attendance for this seafood feast is over 3,000 attends. Tickets are still available for general admission into the fest, including an oyster Roast hosted by Oyster Bah, Shaw’s sister restaurant. Oyster Bah will be serving up six steamed oysters with all the goods right on the festival grounds.
Sunday |October 2nd | 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Rooftop of 31st Street Harbor|3155 S. Lake Shore Drive
Kick off a season of health and wellness with CityStrong, innovative outdoor group workout led by celebrity trainers Erin Oprea and Shawn Booth. The series kicked off in Nashville in September 2016 and travels to a new U.S. city each month. Celebrity DJ Kaitlyn Bristowe(ABC’s The Bachelorette) will be spinning tunes to keep the crowd going all morning long. This event not only supports the health and wellness of its participants but aids in creating a source of mental health to our veterans. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit CreatiVets, a Chicago-based nonprofit helping military veterans express themselves through the arts. Registration online is currently sold out. However tickets will be available on site for $40, pending availability.
Saturday |October 1st | 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ryan Field @ Randy Walker Terrace|Northwestern University
Rise, shine, and give a little bit of your time with the United Way and the City of Evanston. The neighboring suburb is hosting a day of caring, where they hope to draw over 300 volunteers that are made up of teams from local business, houses of worship, and civic groups. This impactful day of giving will kick-off with complimentary food and drinks at Northwestern University. To participate, register on the event website.
Opening night Friday |Septmeber 30th- December 18th | 6 p.m.- 8p.m.
Stony Island Arts Bank | 6760 S. Stony Island Ave
Dateline: Bronzeville is a first person mystery inspired video game, set in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. An area, well known in the city for being the Black Metropolis in the first half of the 20th century. This neighborhood, once a vibrant community of rich African-American culture and economic strength during the Great Migration, will play as a backdrop to the unique exhibition created by multimedia artist Philip Mallory Jones. According to Video Game Art Gallery, ‘the exhibition will feature a playable game vignettes, fine art prints of scenes from Dateline: Bronzeville, and corollary historical material’. The outcome of new technology with a powerful history will prove to be a must see in arts events for the fall.
Today |September 29th -November 12 |various times
The Den Theatre | 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave
In this remixed coming-of-age an all-knowing DJ loops us through the tracks of three Midwestern teen rappers stranded in suburbia. Determined to find their artistic voices, Hank, Julian, and Luann are forced to combat the discord of crude technology, family disfunction, and ruthless rivalries as this B-Side of 1980’s hip-hop history is spun. The play could not come at a better time as the world, through social media channels, fashion, and television, re-embrace the culture, especially the influence on hip-hop of the 1980’s. Haven Theatre’s Chicago champions the next generation of playwrights, directors, and actors through their one of a kind products.
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