Weekend Seekers Guide: December 21st – 24th

Christmas is five days away. Can you believe it? This weekend, get some last minute shopping done in Rogers Park during Live Love Shop. Be naughty or nice at Bub City in River North during their Bad Santa event. Support the young women and girls during the HeART event. Vibe out with Aux Cord Djs, Twista, and the Fat Tiger Works crew at the Mid. Celebrate the year’s most wonderful time of the year with these can’t miss events for the long holiday weekend.


Style Seeker:

Live Love Shop

Thursday – Sunday |December 21st – 24th| Time Varies

Rogers Park |Location Varies| Free

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It pays to shop for last-minute holiday gifts in Rogers Park this weekend. Shop four different independently owned business in the neighborhood now until this Sunday and receive a $25 rebate to use at any participating stores in the area. Spend $150 or more and receive a 50 dollar rebate.  More details on rules and regulations can be found here.

 

28th Annual International Small Print Exhibition & Holiday Sale

Saturday – Sunday |December 22nd – January 27th| Time Varies

Chicago Print Makers Collaborative |5912 N Western Ave.| Free

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The Small Print Exhibition continues through the holiday season with extended hours. The perfect place to shop for your favorite art enthusiast. Shop affordable prints from gallery printmakers from around the world. Never fear, the show runs until January should you find yourself looking for other gifts after the New Year. For a full list of participating artists, check out the Chicago Print Makers.com.



Food Seeker: 

Cleo’s Pop-up Shop

Thursday |December 21st| 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

The Connection |4312 S Cottage Grove Ave.| Free

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Experience the taste of culinary dishes created by Chef Kristen, Owner and Executive Chef of Cleo’s Southern Cuisine. Cleo’s was featured during my review of Foodie Heaven and will be popping up again during the PILLARS® fashion event. RSVP today and experience Chef Kristen’s signature dish and favorite desserts. For more information on the pop-up event, check out the Eventbrite page.

 

Bad Santa at Bub City

Friday |December 22nd| 9:00 p.m.

Bub City Chicago |435 N Clark St. | Free

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If you made the Naughty List this year Bub City wants to make sure you get a little more than coal in your stocking. Celebrate with the River North restaurant during their Bad Santa Party. “Bad Santa” Claus will land at Bub City with gifts and giveaways for those who have been extra naughty and nice. Drink specials and photos with Santa will be available. For reservations and other event details check out the website.



Good Seeker:

Holiday HeART

Saturday |Decemberr 23rd| 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Carver 47 Cafe & Juice Bar|1060 E 47th St. |Free

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Her Shoulders is a community focused empowerment and mentorship organization for women and young girls of color. Support their mission by donating art supplies and supporting their youth participants this Saturday during their afternoon showcase. The free event, presented by Her Shoulders in partnership with Little Black Pearl, 5 Loaves Eatery, & Carver 47 Cafe. Be sure to check out their website for more ways to support the organization in 2018.



Arts Seeker:

Aux Cord DJs Feat. Twista and Fat Tiger Workshop

Friday |December 22nd| 10:00 p.m.

The Mid |306 N Halsted St.| $10

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Kick off the holiday weekend with a party series hosted by Aux Cord Djs. According to the event page, there will be “no dress code, no playlist pretension – just good people playing good music by any means necessary – iPhone, laptop, controller, whatever.” The event will also feature sets from legendary local artist Twista and appearances from the  Fat Tiger Workshop crew. Grab your tickets before it is all sold out.

 

MOCP After Dark

Saturday |December 23rd| 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Silver Room |1506 E 53rd St.| Free

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Celebrate 20 years with the Silver Room in Hyde Park this Saturday. The kickoff event will be one of many year-long series of festivities. The evening will feature refreshments & live music by Celeste Alexander and Dj Kwest_On.


What I’m Seeking:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my fellow Seekers! This weekend I will be back in Ohio spending the weekend with family. Catch my seeking festivities with family this weekend on my Instagram.

 

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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