Weekend Seekers Guide: June 1st-4th

This weekend seekers guide is basically the kick-off guide to summer. Weekends moving forward will feature free events, plenty of outdoor markets, cultural celebrations, and of course festivals. All researched and curated by me! I’ve been to plenty events in the city and will only share the most interesting, unique, and most importantly #ratedhaute events. Take a look at this weekend seekers guide to see a great list of things to get into this first weekend of June!


Style Seeker:

2×10 Nail Studio Opening

Saturday |June 3rd| 10 a.m – 7 p.m.

2×10 Nail Studio – Edgewater |1221 West Devon Ave.| Free

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Join 2×10 Nail Studio as the celebrate the opening of their newest location in the Edgewater neighborhood. The trendy nail and spa studio will offer exclusive summer nail designs, discounted mani/pedi services, as well as complimentary makeovers from Anastasia Beverly Hills & Nars Cosmetics. Make reservations now to get primped and pampered for the summer season.

Live Blogging Forum

Saturday |June 3rd| 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Oakwood Center |3825 S. Vincennes| Free

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Growing your brand and platform like myself, well then this event is for you! Meet and greet some of the cities most diverse and unique bloggers during this Saturday’s live blogging forum. Hear from featured speakers like Bebe Jones of Row A Seat 1 and panelist like Michelle Thames of Happily Ever Natural. The speakers will be giving insights on how to launch a successful blog, content creation and building a major platform in the city of Chicago.

 



Food Seeker:

Taste of Little Village-Flavors of Mexico

Friday – Sunday |June 2nd-4th| 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Little Village |26th & California| Free

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Last weekend festival season was kicked off with Mole de Mayo. This weekend, experience traditional Mexican eats just west of the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago’s Little Village community.  The community has been deemed as the “Mexico of the Midwest” and is known for its authentic restaurants and retail district. Lovers of South-of-the-Border foods will be in culinary heaven when the third annual Flavors of Mexico turns 26th Street in the heart Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood into a delicious food and music happening. Beyond authentic Mexican treats (tacos, gorditas, flautas, enchiladas and tortas) from nearly a dozen Chicago restaurants, there’s also a non-stop music lineup, carnival rides, and arts/crafts.

 

Parson’s Community Block & Lawn Party

Saturday|June 3rd| 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parson’s Chicken & Fish|2952 W Armitage Ave.| Free

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Parson’s has been ranked as one of the Best Outdoor Bars in Chicago. And continues to hold its reign by kicking off patio season with its second annual block party. The event will consist food from the head Chef Huner Moore, slushies from the bar manager Charlie Schott and ice cold Modelo. Attendees will feast to live music with sounds from DJ Dan Maloney and DJs Dave & Mama Mata. The party doesn’t stop there! Parson’s promises a super special surprise live band, fun, games, and more. In addition to the festivities, the famous chicken shack will be collecting school supplies for Association House as a suggested donation for entry as well as donating a portion of proceeds to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.


Good Seeker:

GirlForward Picnic and Game Day Volunteering

Saturday |June 3rd| 11:00 a.m-2:30 p.m.

Senn Playlot Park |5887 North Ridge Ave.| Free

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Join the Chicago Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women in partnership with GirlForward. The organization will spend time with young refugee girls as well as help encourage leadership skills and self-confidence in the young women who participate in GirlForward’s programming. Plus, it’s a chance to get to know other local UN Women supporters! All sports equipment will be provided. Can’t attend but want to support the girls? Please consider donating $5 or $10, so our chapter can provide lunch for the girls that day. Learn more about the organizations involved and this good event here.



Arts Seeker:

25th Anniversary Party at Woman Made Gallery

Saturday |June 3rd| 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Woman Made Gallery|4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.|$75

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Celebrate Woman Made Gallery’s 25th Anniversary this Saturday. The art-filled evening will feature internationally renowned artist, Nnenna Okore, current exhibitions ‘GrassRoots’ and ‘Reunion I,’ silent auction and raffle prizes. Tickets include entry, complimentary appetizers, dessert buffet and an open wine bar. Silver Sponsorships at the $150 level will receive a signature cocktail, limited edition commemorative pendant necklace designed by Artist Marianne Biagi, two raffle tickets and recognition at the party. Join Woman Made Gallery: 25 Years of Art, Empowerment, Connection and Friendship. Secure your tickets here.

Pop-up Magazine: A Night of Live Stories

Saturday|May 27th| 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Harris Theater|205 E. Randolph Dr.| $25

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Pop-Up Magazine, a live magazine for a live audience stops in Chicago this Friday. Each evening of Pop-Up unfolds like a magazine. Short reviews, dispatches, and provocations anchor the front, longer features follow in the back. No theme. Just stories and ideas discussing topics of science, music, politics, art, business, food, literature, design, nature—all in a 90-minute show. Followed by drinks at the bar. This innovation is not televised. To see it, you have to be there. Don’t miss out on this unique experience Purchase your tickets here!


What I’m Seeking:

During my time at home, I made it a point to not be entirely consumed with my blog, and instead enjoy moments with my family and enjoy my hometown internet free(for the most part).  So a lot of my weekend will be dedicated to playing catch-up.  Friday I will start my morning celebrating  National Donut Day with Glazed and Infused. The gourmet donut shop is donating 50% of their proceeds of the purchased Salvation Army Donuts which in turn goes back to the organization. Friday night I plan on attending the Pop-up Magazine event. It looks like it will be a nice mix of our Chicago Humanities Festivals and Chicago Ideas Week, maybe just less structured. Saturday I am attending a friends birthday celebration pretty much have an open schedule that day. Sunday I plan on stopping by The Plant’s market opening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and then making my way to Little Village for some authentic Mexican eats!

As always, see what I am seeking in the city by following me on @Instagram for my weekend stories and posts.

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Taylor J

The Haute Seeker is a digital platform created through the curious lenses of Taylor Justin, whose mission is to actively seek and share the cultural diversity found in the city of Chicago. Taylor is an Ohio-born, Southern-raised transplant who loves to vintage shop, museum hop, and live “like a local” in every city she visits. She is Jill of all trades and has an extensive background in fashion, marketing, sales, event planning, and community engagement.

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