Weekend Seekers Guide: July 19th – 22nd

This weekend, grab exclusive gear from a local designer making big waves in the fashion industry at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Grab authentic tacos and Tamales in Pilsen. Celebrate 50 Years of the Special Olympics with Chance the Rapper and Friends with a concert at Northerly Island.  Party with friends, family, and even foes at the Silver Room Block Party. These events, plus more things to do in Chicago this weekend. Check out the full weekend seekers guide below!


Style:

Joe Freshgoods x MCA Store Collaboration

Friday | July 20th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago | 220 E Chicago Ave. | Free

MCA-JOEFRESHGOODS-PRODUCT-DROP-CHICAGOPick up hot new designs from the MCA Store by JOE FRESH GOODS. The collection will feature a limited amount of clothes and accessories for the gift shop. Join the innovate designers as he continues to break the “rules” in streetwear and fashion. Purchases will be limited to one of each item per customer. Get there early!

Tall Womenswear Sip + Shop Event

Friday – Sunday | July 13th – 15th | Time Varies

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place | 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.  | Free

36623013_10160614961660261_2889195607774199808_o.jpgCalling all TALL, strong, and confident women to come and shop tall fashion apparel while enjoying summer cocktails on the patio with beautiful city views. Model Atelier is a fashion design house that creates tall fashion exclusively for women 5 feet 7 inches and taller. Enjoy music by DJ Eliana, see live runway models, sip themed cocktails from the Arc Bar, and fresh floral arrangements by Fille Fleur Fee. The first 100 guests to RSVP receive a special gift with purchase! For more information, check out the event page



Food:

Tacos Y Tamale

Friday – Sunday | July 20th – 22nd | Time Varies

837 W 16th St. | Free

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Tacos and Tamales located in Pilsen is a street fair based off a traditional market known as Tianguis; where authenticity is at the forefront for our food, drink, music, shopping, & more. Attendees can expect the best and most authentic tacos and tamales that Chicago has to offer, plus local art installations, merchant vendors, a Modelo Beer Garden plus much more. Donations toward this event will benefit the Frida Kahlo Community Organization. Get the most out of Tacos and Tamales and RSVP for a free ticket and receive exclusive updates on this event before anyone else.

Glenwood Wine Stroll

Sunday | July 22nd | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Rogers Park Art Gallery | 6900 N Glenwood | $25

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Make your way to Rogers Park this Sunday for the Annual Glenwood Sunday Market Wine Stroll. Stroll the famous cobblestone arts district and sample over 60 different wines – all while supporting vital Local Food Access Programs.  A variety of vendors and brand representatives will be onsite to guide you through the tasting process. Tickets start at $25 and increase at the door. Grab yours today by following the link.

Good:

Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday | July 21st | 5:30 p.m.

Northerly island | 1300 S Lynn White Dr. | $50 – $150

Weekend-Seekers-Guide-Special-Olymipcs-wk-3Chance the Rapper’s production company, Social Function Productions, and Special Olympics have partnered to produce the 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert for the Special Olympics. The concert will feature Chance the Rapper, Usher, Francis & The Lights, Daya, Smokey Robinson, Jason Mraz, and O.A.R.! Dedicated to empowerment and inclusion; the concert will inspire an #InclusionRevolution. After 50 years, Special Olympics is calling for people all over the world to join together in a celebration of inclusion, justice, joy, and most of all unity. Grab your tickets for this can’t miss community celebration.



Arts & Culture:

Pitchfork Music Festival

Friday – Sunday| July 20th – 22nd | 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Union Park | 1501 W Randolph St. | Free

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The 13th Annual Pitchfork Music Festival will 40+ acts including headliners such as Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, Chaka Khan, The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, and more! Plus a special performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill who celebrates the 20th Anniversary of her record-breaking album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Attendees will enjoy 3-days of music on three stages, a record fair, a craft fair, 20+ food vendors, and many more exciting features. Grab your tickets to one of the biggest music festivals in Chicago this month by heading over to the event page.

Silver Room Block Party

Saturday |  July 21st | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

53rd and Harper | $5 Donation

Chicago-The-Silver-Room-Block-Party-wk-3The Silver Room Sound System Block Party celebrates cultural diversity through expression, music, and art. The community event organized by the owner of The Silver Room, Eric Williams is a community event that is perfect for all ages and continues to be a platform for fame and up-and-coming artists from the Chicago-land area. The all-day celebration will showcase over 100 diverse acts across various stages, retail shops, and restaurants. For a full schedule of the hottest block party in the city, be sure to visit the event page.



What I’m Seeking:

Thursday, catch me at River Roast hosting a Speed Interviewing event. Friday, I will be hopping around to various happy hour and late night events in River North and Wicker Park. Saturday, I will be back at the Art Institute (feels like forever) to volunteer. That evening I plan on attending the Silver Room Block Party. Sunday I’ll end my weekend in my neighborhood with the Tacos y Tamale Festival. Catch all the details of my seeking around the city, by following me Instagram at The Haute Seeker.

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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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