Welcome to the last weekend of October! The countdown to the New Year is right around the corner! Take the time to savor all of 2017 with this weeks guide of fall events. See full details in this weekend seekers guide below.
Marie Pinto Fall Fashion Tea
Friday |October 27th| 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Brindelle Tea |534 N. Clark St.| $65
The Chicago based fashion designer will showcase a few garments from her latest collection during a daytime tea at Brindille. Chef Carrie Nahabedian( Brindille) and Craig Harzewski(Naha) will display and serve crumpets, scones, finger sandwiches and a stunning array of pastries, candies, and frivolities. There will be dozens of teas to choose from. Reserve your spot at this intimate fashion-forward gathering at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock the Runway Steam Punk Fashion Show
Saturday |October 21st| 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Wit |201 N. State St.| Free
Fashion Week in Chicago continues with an evening fashion show at The Wit this Friday. The ‘steam punk’ fashion show will feature designs by Dragana, a Southeastern European born designer and master tailor who made Chicago her home in the early 90’s. See her fascinating form of expression take shape on the runway. The event is free with registration. Save your front row seat here.
Sunday |October 29th| 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Swedish American Museum|5211 N. Clark St.| Price Varies
Make your way to Andersonville for a desert crawl featuring over twenty neighborhood restaurants. The showcase of sweets is a perfect way to indulge in treats during the Halloween weekend. Head over to the event website to see the dessert routes and items being served during the sweet event.
Pie, Pie my Darling Halloween Pop-up
Saturday |October 28th | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Flair Chicago |3415 W. Fullerton Ave.| Free
The Flair Shop and Pie, Pie My Darling want you to celebrate Halloween in Logan Square with them this weekend. The vegan bakery is partnering with the vintage shop for a pop-up event. The menu will feature items such as mini pumpkin pies and ‘death by chocolate’ cupcakes. The desert pop up will also feature collaborative confections that will also be 100% vegan as well. Limited goods available so get there early. Don’t ghost on this tasty event.
Mental Wellness Supporting the Whole Black Woman
Saturday |October 28th| 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Howard Brown Health |641 W. 63rd St.| $12
Sista Afya will host their community workshop this Saturday. The workshop will focus on in-depth and the holistic approach to mental awareness. Enhance your whole life with this engaging group. Learn more about Sista Afya and the other wellness events here.
Octopus Graveyard at Southport Plaza
Thursday |October 26th| 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Southport Brown Line| Free
The Year of Public Art continues in Lakeview with Octopus’s Graveyard, an original, site-specific art installation curated by local artists for one night only. The multimedia experience inspired the Beatles’ iconic song “Octopus’s Garden,” will feature live music, local food, and craft beer served by Corridor Brewery & Provisions.
95 Million For? #NoCopAcademy Pop Up Exhibition & Teach-In
Friday |October 27th| 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
In These Times |2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.| Free
How would you spend 95 million dollars in your community? Last month the people behind #NoCopAcademy campaign asked Chicago artists to envision how they would spend 95 million dollars, their powerful responses will be on display this Friday. The event will not only feature original art responding to social and political reform but also a teach-in, focusing on the whole campaign in general. Learn more about the organization and artists involved by visiting For the People Artists Collective Facebook page.
What I’m Seeking:
Thursday night I will be attending a magic show at the Palmer House. Did you know they have a unique parlor for that? Friday through Sunday I am plan-less besides my biweekly volunteer shift at the museum. Since this is Halloween weekend, I will most likely go out to a party at least one night. But I’m so ill-prepared. Someone send me costume ideas stat!