Weekend Seekers Guide: January 18th – 21st

This weekend, snag a fur or two at Orange Moon in West Town during the Fur Centre liquidation sales. Enjoy local treats and sweets at Dia de la Concha in Pilsen. Celebrate the spirit of resistance with thousands of women and allies. Laugh out loud with comedians inspired by the legendary Dick Gregory. Get the most out of your weekend with these events and more. Check out the latest guide below.


Style:

Second Annual Allure Fashion Show

Friday | January 19th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Loft on Lake |1366 West Lake St.| $35

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See some of Chicago’s best designers, boutiques, and models hit the runway for the Second Annual Allure Fashion Show. The fundraising event supports the Traffick Free, a non-profit organization fighting human trafficking in Chicago. Enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and shopping all to support victims and survivors of this ongoing crisis. Tickets include shopping with designers plus two drink tickets. For more details about the event visit Traffick Free.org.

Fur Centre: Defaulted Layaway Abandoned Storage Fur Liquidation

Saturday | January 20th | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Orange Moon | 2418 W North Ave| Free

Stock up on your minks, fox, furs, and more at this weekends Fur Centre event hosted by Orange Moon. The West Town boutique will be selling defaulted layaways, abandoned fur storage, and liquidation furs. Whether you are looking for new, pre-owned or vintage furs, find them this weekend for the low. Stay warm and ready for any chilly weather that may come your way all season long. Get more details on items available by checking out the event page here.



Food: 

Dia De La Concha

Sunday | January 21st | 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thalia Hall | 1807 S Allport St. | Free

Make your way to Pilsen for Dia de la Concha, a celebration of the tasty pan dulce. The event will feature an afternoon of live music, vendors, tamales, specialty Mexican drinks, and of course, all the conchas you can eat. The festival is perfect for the whole family to celebrate Mexican culture and community. The event is dedicated to supporting the local community, with 100% of the donations collected to benefit ElevArte Studio. The event is free to enter, but donations are accepted. Make your way to Dia de le Concha.com for more details.

Tiki Lounge Pop-Up Dinner at Kitsch’n

Friday | January 19th | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Kitsch’n on Roscoe | 2005 W Roscoe St. | $25

The favorite breakfast spot known for its eclectic food and decor will host a pop-up event to celebrate its 20th year in business. The favorite Tiki lounge is a one-night-only event that gives you a semi-change of scenery from the Chicago cold. The menu will feature a 3-course Prix fix menu, custom Polynesian themed cocktails, and of course, plenty of tiki decor and music to make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. Walk-ins are welcomed, but reservations are recommended. To save your seat at the Tiki Lounge be sure to call or e-mail the restaurant. For more menu and drink details head over to the event page here.

 



Good:

Women’s March Chicago: March to the Polls

Saturday | January 20th | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grant Park | 302 S Columbus Dr. | Free

Last year, I participated in the Women’s March along with 250,000 plus other women. What a historic moment! Join thousands of women again this year for another landmark day, Women’s March Chicago: “March to the Polls, a day of strength and resistance. This march will focus on resistance efforts over the past year and unite women to focus on the 2018 elections and beyond.  Visit womensmarchchicago.org  to volunteer or to learn more about this weekend’s big event.



Arts:

Do Not Resist? 100 Years of Chicago Police Violence.

Friday | January 19th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

URI-EICHEN Gallery | 2101 S Halsted St. | Free

The city-wide exhibition Do Not Resist? 100 Years of Chicago Police Violence, is a community-based, artist-led, visual project and presentation curated by a team of artists with For the People Artists Collective. The exhibition seeks to engage audiences with Chicago’s history of police violence to better understand the present circumstances, for a future of alternative solutions. The exhibition will also take place at the Hairpin Arts Center, Art In These Times, and Roman Susan Gallery, each exhibition paired with teach-ins, workshops, performances, and panels respectively. Click here for more details on individual galleries and schedules.

DG Taught Me Comedy Show STARRING Jess Hilarious and HaHa Davis

Saturday | January 20th | 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Harold Washington Cultural Center | 4701 South Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Dr. | $30 – $595

Laugh out loud with some very influential comedians this Saturday in Bronzeville. Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore has a following of 2M engaged followers across social media and has a recurring role on MTV’s comedy improv show WILD ‘N OUT. She is joined by HaHa Davis, Just NeshLalaSizahands89, and Blameitonkway. See how these leading female comic and popular Instagram personalities celebrate the comedic influence of the late Dick Gregory. Purchase tickets to the event here.


What I’m Seeking:

It’s my birthday this weekend! I am blessed to see another year and plan on celebrating with good friends and good vibes only. Be sure to see what I am seeking all weekend long on my Instagram!


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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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