Weekend Seekers Guide: August 23rd-26th

This weekend, shop the Night Market at the Ace Hotel, an evening that will showcase some of the city’s most well-known artisans. Try award-winning brews at Chicago Night Flights at Pier 31 at 31st Street Beach on the South Side. Learn how you can be apart of police reform and accountability with CPAC. Check out Chicago’s jazz scene throughout various neighborhoods; all in celebration of the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. All the details you need for the perfect weekend in Chicago. Check out the full weekend seekers guide below!


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Night Market

Thursday | August 23rd | 5:00 p.m.

Prairie at Ace Hotel Chicago | 311 N Morgan St. | Free

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Make your way to the West Loop for an open-air market under the moon (hopefully) curated by Dovetail Chicago. The market seeks to deliver Moroccan vibes with a local twist. Check out over a dozen vendors under a midsummer moon. For more information, check out the event page here.

Afro Culture Pop Up Shop

Saturday | August 25th | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society |4249 N Lincoln Ave. | Free

39173258_1058834757628048_2160720870350258176_n.jpgThe Afro Culture Pop-Up shop invites all the Kings and Queens to shop amazing unique African apparel, accessories and Kids clothes by Tribe of Dumo and Rahyma. All styles will be available from small to 4XL. Free parking will be available for the event. For more information visit the Afro Culture Pop-up Facebook page.



Food:

Chicago Friday Night Flights

Friday | August 24th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

31st Street Beach | 3101 S Lake Shore Dr. |  $15

banner.pngChicago Friday Night Flights is partnering with Pier 31 to bring the party to the beach! Breweries from the South Loop, Bronzeville, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Pullman, and Beverly will pour their best creations, while Pier 31 provides the food and music. There will be a dozen breweries participating, for more information and to buy tickets to the event, be sure to visit the website here.

Taste of Greektown

Friday – Sunday | August 24th – 26th | Time Varies

400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren | Free

32191994_1946674305406177_5298115130557464576_o.jpgHellenic pride will take center stage when this acclaimed annual culinary fest on Halsted Street in Chicago’s happening West Loop returns for its 29th year. Blending Old World traditions with a 21st-century freshness, the tantalizing food, and spirits from neighborhood eateries will again be the main attraction. There will also be plenty of music and entertainment including Greek bands and games for both kids and families. Opa! For more information, check out the event page.


Good:

Civilian Police Accountability Council Info Session

Thursday | August 23rd | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Women & Children First Bookstore | 5223 Clark St. | Free

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Join the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) for an evening of learning about how police accountability is broken in Chicago, and the violence this causes. Find out ways in which you can help build the bridge between the Chicago Police Department and your community. To participate, visit the event page here. 



Arts & Culture:

The 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

Friday – Sunday | August 24th – September 2nd | Time Varies

Millennium Park |201 E Randolph |  Free

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The Chicago Jazz Festival celebrates 40 years of a historical appreciation and awareness for all forms of jazz with free, live musical performances taking place at Millenium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center, and this year, various neighborhoods throughout Chicago.  Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.  The extended event kicks off this weekend so be sure to take full advantage. For more info, including the complete lineup of artists and performances  visit  www.ChicagoJazzFestival.us

Preach!

Friday | August 23rd | 8:00 p.m.

IO’s Mission Theater | 1501 N Kingsbury St. | Free

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PREACH! is a combination of Spoken Word and Long-Form Improvisation. Established in 2016 and based in Chicago, Illinois, PREACH! trains their artistic voice on challenging apathy and promoting love and positivity through their art. Catch the must-see group in person this Friday. Grab some friends get a little gospel at this local event. Purchase tickets to the show here.



What I’m Seeking:

This weekend, I am back to savoring all the fantastic food and drinks the city has to offer! Last weekend was such a treat, and I know this weekend will be the same. Be sure to catch it all be seeking with me on Instagram at The Haute Seeker.

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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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