Weekend Seekers Guide: April 26th – 29th

This weekend, see the latest fashion from Chicago’s most well-known designers and brands during Chicago Fashion Week. Experience over 60+ brands of whiskey at Whisky X at Soldier Field. Support TPAN by Dining Out For Good. Meet Nikki Giovanni, one of the worlds most renowned poets. These events plus many more things to do this weekend in Chicago.


Style:

Mata Traders Spring Warehouse Sale

Friday | April 27th | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mata Traders HQ | 5112 North Ravenswood Ave. | Free

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Shop for the latest spring and summer trends with Chicago’s locally owned ethical fashion brand Mata Traders. The one day only warehouse sale will feature everything from $25 dresses to $12 jewelry from both past and current seasons. Shop and sip at the event this Saturday. For more details on this event and Mata Traders, be sure to visit the event page.

Chicago’s Fashion Week: Ready To Wear

Saturday | April 28th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Baderbräu | 2515 South Wabash Ave. | $20 – $40

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The final show of Chicago’s Fashion Week powered by FashionBar takes place this Saturdays in the city’s South Loop neighborhood. The show will feature fall/winter 2018 ready to wear pieces from brands like Iridium, RC Caylon, Bric Malone, and Phomaz Handbags. See the designs from local designers helping to shape the fashion industry in Chicago. For tickets to the event, make your way to the event page here.



Food:

The WhiskyX Chicago with The Mowgli’s Performing Live

Friday | April 26th | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The United Club at Soldier Field | 1410 Museum Campus Dr. | $50 – $125

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A whiskey fest like no other is taking over Soldier Field this Friday. Whiskey X will feature a 60+ whiskey tasting led by expert brand ambassadors, distillery reps, and some of the city’s most well-known bartenders. Plus, a live performance by the Mowgli’s, food trucks, chef tastings and more. For more details, visit the event page.

Midwest Novo Fogo Cocktail Competition

Sunday | April 29th | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sleeping Village | 3734 W Belmont Ave. | $15

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Want to escape to the beautiful country of Brazil without actually leaving the city of Chicago. This Sunday, taste 15 drinks from inspired by the South American country, created by some of the best bartenders from around the Midwest. You will have a chance to vote for your favorite cocktail and help one of the 15 talented bartenders experience Brazil and its infamous distilleries. The latest restaurant to hit the food scene in Chicago, Old Habits will be popping up to provide their own twist of Brazilian fare which will be available for purchase. Grab your tickets to this Brazilian inspired beverage escape here.

Good:

Dining Out For Life

Thursday | April 26th | Time Varies

Location Varies | Price Varies

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TPAN(Test Positive Aware Network) is back again for their unique fundraising event, Dining Out For Life. TPAN whose mission is to empower and save the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses will partner with over 60 incredible restaurants and select bars who will donate a portion of a diner’s meal to support TPAN and its wide range of programs. All TPAN services are completely free clients. The nationwide organization continues their outreach with organizations across the Chicagoland area. For a list of participating restaurants and how you can get involved visit their event page here.


Arts & Culture:

Chicago Humanities Festival

Saturday – Sunday | April 28th – 29th | Time Varies

Location Varies | $8 a.m. – 10 a.m. | $10 – $25

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The Chicago Humanities Festival presents its spring series of exciting and powerful programming. The Year of the Graphic! Will feature programming from industry legends such as Questlove to critically acclaimed authors like Gillian Flynn, plus many more noteworthy speakers and guests. Join this organization for entertaining and smart programming about ideas that are reshaping our entire world. Check out the full lineup by visiting Chicago Humanities.

Surprise Bookshelf Series: Nikki Giovanni

Thursday | April 26th | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

American Writers Museum | 180 N Michigan Ave. | $0 – $12

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This Thursday, meet one of the world’s most well-known African-American poets, Nikki Giovanni. The writer, poet, activist, and educator the recipient of 7 NAACP image awards and has written more than 30 books will be visiting the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Giovanni will discuss her new and previous works as well as perform a living reading. Grab your tickets to this legendary event.

What I’m Seeking:

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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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