Weekend Seekers Guide: September 22nd – 24th

This weekend seekers guide is all about starting conversations. Engage with a neighbor or even a new neighborhood. Enjoy eats in Edison Park or sweets on the Sky Deck of Willis Tower. See a fashion show or shop a community market. Restore justice in Lawndale, support Latin artists in Bucktown. Get the full details of events happening this weekend below.


Style Seeker:

Fashion Loves Art

Friday |September 22nd| 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Baderbräu|2515 South Wabash Ave.| $10-$40

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The 2nd Annual Fashion Love Art event takes place at the South Loop brewery Baderbräu this Friday. The event will feature a high-energy runway show, silent auction, and more. All proceeds raised will go to the Hyde Park Art Center, a contemporary center that has become a creative residency, exhibition space, and educational center for South Side artists. The event’s host is Kat from VH1’s Black Ink Crew Chicago. Get your tickets to the event here.

North Park Community Market 2017 Season

Sunday |September 24th| 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

North Park Community Market|5527 N. Kimball Ave.| $10 – $15

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Adventure out to the North Park neighborhood this weekend for their fall market. The 2017 season-opening event will include live music and entertainment as well as resident vendors such as Maison de Castelnau, Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club( very, very good), Tea Happy Apple Pie Shop and much more. Seek the North Side neighborhood for yourself this weekend.



Food Seeker: 

Sweets & Beats After Hours Dance Party

Saturday |September 23rd | 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Willis Tower |233 S.Wacker Dr.| $85

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Party with the “first ladies of food” this weekend during Chicago Gourmet. Mindy Segal( Mindy’s HotChocolate) will serve custom dessert bites, cocktails, and more 103 floors up at the Willis Tower’s infamous Skydeck. Segal is joining various chefs from area restaurants such as The Publican, Nico Osteria, and Bad Hunter plus much more. Join these boss babes for baked goods and more by purchasing your ticket here.

Edison Park Restaurant Week

Sunday-Sunday |September 18th – 24th| Time Varies

Edison Park |N. Northwest Highway| Prices Vary by Location

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Why wait until next year for Chicago Resturant Week when you can indulge in it now? The Edison Park neighborhood celebrates ten local restaurants during its seventh annual restaurant week event. There are various participating restaurants, like Zia, the Irestaurantsturant once visited by former President Barak Obama on the show Check Please!  All participating vendors will be offering pre-fixed dining options at a favorable price. Get a glimpse of the menus and dining options by visiting the Edison Park Restuarant Week web page.



Good Seeker:

Public Newsroom #35: Reimagining Justice in North Lawndale

Thursday |September 21st| 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Build Coffee |6100 S. Blackstone Ave.| Free

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Join the City Bureau’s summer fellows for “Restorative Justice Community Court,” the community-led effort to keep 18-26-year-olds from the North Lawndale neighborhood with non-violent criminal histories out of jail and “restored” back to the community through active dialogue and conversation with residents. City Bureau, civic journalism that is redefining what local media means to a community. The Free event is a part of weekly workshops and discussions aimed at building trust between journalists and the communities they serve.


Arts Seeker:

Latin X Arts

|September 15th – October 15th| Time Varies

Hairpin Arts Center| 2810 N. Milwaukee Ave.| Free

Latin X Arts is a four-week long exhibition featuring latino exclusively/a/x artists. Art exhibitions such as “Eye Level” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances will take place throughout the month-long event. Stop by the venue on Saturdays for live music curated and produced by Chicago based Panchanka. Experience music, dance, art, film, workshops, and discussions fueled by the Latin community in Chicago. Get the full line-up of performances and events here.

Hip-Hop, Resistance, and the African Diaspora

Thursday |September 21st | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DePaul Art Museum |935 W. Fullerton Ave.| Free

Join Dr. Jalylah Burrel, DePaul’s Ida B. Wells Fellow of African & Black Diaspora Studies program and Marcyliena Morgan, Director of Harvard’s’ Hip Hop Archives and Research Institute for a rhetoric of Hip-Hop from its beginning in the 1970’s to now. There will be auditory and visual performances from DJ Damon Locks, Chi Directs, and DePaul student rappers and DJs. Explore the rich history and influence of Hip-Hop, an event that should be enriching for all.


What I’m Seeking:

This weekend I will be out and about exploring my neighborhood as well as the up and coming one, Woodlawn. Be on the lookout for future posts and IG stories on those experiences. You can also catch me at the MCA Primetime event this Saturday. As always, see what I am seeking every weekend by following my Instagram @thehauteseeker. 


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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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