Celebrate the second week of May with the lady that gave you life! Mother’s Day is this weekend, and there is plenty to do in the city to show her you care. Whether it be a day of shopping, a bottomless brunch just for her, or a Friday night full of laughs at a local comedy show, this weekend is full of events that celebrate mom. No worries, plenty of haute finds for you to enjoy on your own as well.
Mama & Little’s Pop-up
Saturday |May 13th| 11 a.m – 6 p.m.
By the Park |2342 N. Clark St.| Free
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Curate Chicago is setting up shop at By the Park Bakery for a day of sweets, shopping, and fun! Join them for a curated collection of items for mama & littles alike. You don’t want to miss this unique shopping event, featuring everything from the most darling baby clothes to gifts mom will love! Plus, treats to make the occasion ever sweeter. Shop some of Curate collection of mom and baby goods before the event here.
Chicago City Flea: A Pop-Up Vintage Market
Saturday |May 13th| 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rejuvenate Chicago |1000 W. North Ave.| Free
Another Saturday, another great shopping market in the city. Chicago City Flea is a curated gathering of tastemakers and vintage vendors, with food, craft beer, and music to set the tone for a day of treasure hunting.The market will take place at Rejuvenation’s Lincoln Park location, on the corner of Sheffield & North Avenues. The event is produced by the infamous Randolph Street Market with curation by Camp Wandawega. During the market, be sure to enjoy a 15% off storewide during the event at Rejuvenation.
Mother’s Day at Bar Lupo Italian Pub
Friday |May 5th| 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Refuge |416 S. Clark St.| Free
This Mother’s Day at Bar Lupo Italian Pub, jazz vocalist Lisa McClowry performs live from noon to 3 p.m., where a special Mom’s Day a la carte brunch menu includes items like avocado toast and the Lupo breakfast sandwich. The best part, though, complimentary bottomless mimosas or rose for all moms. Turn up Mommie dearest! Book a table for you and mom here.
Cruz Blanca Brewery’s First Anniversary Party
Saturday |May 13th| 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cruz Blanca Cervecería |904 West Randolph St.| $20-$35
Stop by the West Loop, Rick Bayless restaurant Cruz Blanca for their first year anniversary. The always busy brewery and Mexican-influenced pub will have special beer tappings, wood-fired tacos, giant tostadas (you know them as Tlayudas) and live music from our favorite Mexican-Polka band Brigada Norteña. To kick off their fiesta, the restaurant will launch a new beer Paloma grapefruit saison on draft. $20 dollars gets you two drinks and a souvenir glass, $35 gets you that and a 750ml bottle of their 1st year Anniversary Beer Paloma, grapefruit saison. Celebrate Cruz Blanca style by getting your tickets here.
Jam for Bread 2017
Saturday |May 13th| 7:00 p.m-10:00 p.m.
Dank Haus |4740 N Western Ave.| $12-$45
In its 5th year, Jam for Bread benefit raises funds for the ongoing operations of The Friendship Center’s two food pantry locations which feed more than 1,500 individuals every month. Expect upbeat music, great local food provided by area restaurants, a silent auction and raffle prizes from businesses in Chicago, and a cash bar. Help make this year’s event a success by purchasing tickets and attending or donating! All these things help feed those in need in the neighborhoods who need it. Support this benefit by buying tickets here.
Friday|May 12th| 10:00 p.m.
The Revival | 1160 E. 55th St.| $15
Word Play is the sound of real hip hop mixed with the hottest new stand-ups from across the country, topped with the consciousness of the best spoken word artists on the planet. Word Play harnesses the power of words from different aspects of our culture to incite laughter, cheers, and tears. The event is curated by influential architect Dave Jeff of PHLI hosted by acclaimed radio personality Leon Rogers of WGCI. For this weekends wordplay, enjoy stand-up from local comedian Eli Hamilton with music from artists Kev Jones. Get your laugh on this Friday, grab tickets here.
Real to Reel
Thursday |May 11th| 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
ShowPlace ICON |1011 S. Delano Ct.| Free
Join Fame Events and #Gentleman Jack, along with TV One and CodeBlackFilms to showcase short films from local filmmakers.Gentleman Jack stands as a salute to men and women everywhere who passionately pursue their craft. Together with Codeblack Entertainment, we’re giving one bold, new African American filmmaker a chance to win $10,000 and a VIP trip to Miami Beach to screen their winning film for some of the biggest names in the business.One local filmmaker will go home with the grand prize of $2,500. Meet us for “Real to Reel” as we celebrate new African American Voices in Film. This is a free event so be sure to get there early! A cocktail reception starts at 6 with screenings starting at 7:30 p.m.
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