Weekend Seekers Guide: July 27th-30th

Is it me or did July never even happen? This month has gone by incredibly quickly and is a close reminder that ‘Summer Time Chi’ is quickly coming to an end. With a weekend full of late summer festivals, there is no excuse not to be out and about this weekend. Enjoy a weekend of festivals that support back to school initatives, Ukraininan culture, African culture, sustainable food practices, and more. Check out this weekend’s guide for everything you need to see and do this weekend in Chicago. 


Style Seeker:

Seek’s Grand Re-Opening

Friday |July 28th| 7:00 p.m – 12:00 a.m.

Seek Vintage |1433 W. Grand Ave.| Free

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The West Town vintage store will be back in action this Friday. To celebrate the new space, the contemporary vintage shop will be serving up discounts and drinks. Check out the new space and see what’s in stock at the neighborhood shop. Seek the latest style and store updates by visiting their website.

 

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Friday – Sunday |July 28th-30th| 9:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.

4900 to 5800 N. Clark St.|Free

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Over 30 vendors along Clark street will participate in a summer sidewalk sale. Storefronts will be lining the sidewalks with vintage goods, one-of-a-kind merchandise, apparel, and local finds. Shop local merchants and enjoy bustling bunker entertainment this weekend in Andersonville. One of my absolute favorite neighborhoods in the city.  Want a peek at the participating shops? Check out the list here

 



Food Seeker:

Ukrainian Festival

Saturday-Sunday |July 20th| 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

St. Volodymyr |2238 W. Cortex St.| Free

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Haven’t had the chance to seek out a new festival scene this summer? Now is your chance. Check out the third annual Ukrainian Festival. An event that celebrates Eastern European culture in the historic neighborhood. Enjoy a day of food, beer, entertainment and more. 

Closed Loop Fest

Saturday |July 29th| 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Backyard of the Plant |1400 W. 46th Ave.| Free

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Plant Chicago is a food production space held located in the city’s South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. The annual festival supports the mission circular food economies, energy conservation, and material usage. The fest will feature interactive workshops, food vendors, a farmers market, and plenty of entertainment all focused around sustainably and locally sourced goods. Check out the full list of vendors and more on The Plant‘s website. 



Good Seeker:

Hope Fest

Saturday |July 29th| 10:00 a.m 

New Life Covenant |3400 W. Division St.| Free

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What out city needs everyday is more and more hope. The community at New Covenant along with CHEC are driving hope in the city with their Back-to-School event. Free back packs, school supplies, immunizations, haircuts and more to get students and parents ready for the school year will all be available. All at no charge. 


Arts Seeker:

Cosmos Night- From The Earth to Mars

Sunday |July 30th| 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Canvas |2313 W. North Ave.| Free

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Obsessing over Cosmos episodes on Netflix by yourself? No need to be ashamed! Join other space loving, tech obsessed, all over free thinking humans for a monthly event focusing on science. Enjoy two screenings for the price of FREE. A great way to enbd your weekend. 

Bantu Fest

Saturday |July 29th| 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Midway Plaisance |1139 Midway Plaisance| Free

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The 3rd annual Bantu Fest kicks off this Saturday. The free fest will feature a community gathering of over 20 different countries and cultures coming together for a day of love, diversity, and unity.  There will be plenty if vendors on-site as all as live performances, music and more. Learn about these different communities their culture that is vital to the city of Chicago.


Do you have an upcoming event focusing on fashion, food, the arts, or community good? Give me the details! Fill out the contact form below, and I’ll be sure to include it in an upcoming Weekend Seeker’s Guide!

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