Welcome to the first weekend of February fellow seekers! This month we celebrate the culture of Black History. Black history is no longer limited to those who identify themselves as being black. From pop culture to popular sayings, black history is America’s story. Check out the list of some great events recognizing and celebrating black history this month, as well as some other haute events taking place this weekend.
Saturday |Feburary 4th| 12:00 p.m- 7:00 p.m.
Promontory |5311 S. Lake st.| Free
Make your way to the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park this weekend for a market that is a pure reflection of the community. The Black Market Chicago will host a community of black artists and artisans, whose goods range from apparel to home decor. Shop for the home from designers like Kimberly Rowe Designs. Looking for items that are best when you roam, like travel focused apparel by on the road, with travel focused apparel by Passport and Purpose. Support local business by recycling the dollar back into the community through this fantastic event.
Friday |Feburary 3rd| 7:00 p.m-10:00 p.m.
Bucketfeet |1647 N Damen ave| Free
Check out some of the city’s notorious street photographers at this event hosted by Modern Notoriety Hennesy VS and hosts Bucketfeet. The event highlights Chicago-based photographers who have individually captured the city through their creative lens. The event is sure to be street photography meets fashion as the handful of chosen creatives shares images of Bucketfeet through a Chicago POV.
Saturday |Feburary 4th| 3:00 p.m.
Hing Kee Restuarant |2140 S. Archer ave| $35-$40
Even though the official day of the Lunar New Year has passed, there is no reason to end the celebration. The Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute will be hosting its annual New Years dumpling making dinner. Guests will learn how to make traditional Chinese Dumplings that date back over 1,800 years. Attendees will learn the art of dumplings making and authentic Chinese meal. Register here for tickets.
Sunday | February 5th | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
George’s Ice Cream and Sweets |5306 N. Clark st.| Free
What’s the best thing you could ever have for breakfast? Ice cream of course! Have a sundae on a Sunday with the National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day event at notorious George’s Ice Cream and Sweets in Andersonville. A special menu will be featured that day with products from the Shoppe Ice Cream, West Town Bakery, and Dark Matter Coffee. A great place to stack up on some sweets for a Superbowl party. No need to come empty handed!
Friday |Feburary 3rd| 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Burnt City Brewing | 2747 N. Lincoln ave|
Burnt City Brewing is tapping a firkin whose proceeds will go to Chicago Votes. The non-partisan, non-profit organization is engaging, educating, and training young Chicago leaders to deliver a better understand of democracy to the masses. Learn more about the tap choices by visiting Burnt City, and of course, learn more about this public service organization and ways to get involved here.
Friday |Feburary 2nd | 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
La Catrina |1011 W.18th st| Free
Head over to Chicago’s art district Pilsen for the Cultura in Pilsen residency of “Black Hxstory Now. The month long show will feature four local artists who intersect the cultures of black and brown people and explore themes of afro-latin, diaspora, and other cultural intersections. See works by artists like Bria Royal and Liz Gomez at this after-work event.
Sunday |Feburary 5th| 2:30 p.m.
Court Theatre |5535 S. Ellis ave| $68
Celebrate triumph and resilience in the Harlem Renaissance Celebration performance of Blues for an Alabama Sky. The story of three individuals, hoping to keep the spirit of New York’s Harlem Renaissance alive in the midst of the harsh realities, setbacks, and the Great Depression.
What I’m Seeking:
Last weekend was incredible! So incredible that I am still recovering. Tomorrow night I will stop by the Black Hxstory Now show at La Catrina and chill out with some take-out after that. Saturday I will be organizing my life a little bit. In preparation for an amazing giveaway, I have planned for my followers! Hint: It’s pink! After my bi-weekly volunteering at the Art Institute, I will head off to West Town to check out attending Hebru Brantley’s Opening of Eat Crap King. Sunday I am attending a homemade brunch at a dear friends house, then contemplating my next move for a SuperBowl celebration of some sort.
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Enjoy your weekend fellow seekers.
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