Weekend Seekers Guide: October 25th – 28th

This weekend, do the most with extreme styling with Kokorokoko and Rider For Life in the West Loop.  Get onboard for a Sweetish Stroll in Andersonville. Learn about and support urban farming and food projects led by Black and Brown stewards at Food Fun(d)ing Fridays in Hyde Park.  Explore the Graphic themes impacting our world now and in the future with the Chicago Humanities Festival taking place throughout the city of Chicago. The best guide of things to do this weekend! Get the details below.

 


Style:

The Most: An Extreme Styling Event

Thursday | October 25th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rider for Life | 1115 W Lake St. | Free

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Join Kokorokoko at Rider for an evening of extreme style featuring one-of-a-kind designer pieces from Kokorokoko and Rider For Life. Get styled in high volume, loud, layered, patterned, textured looks celebrating extravagance, The Most. Have your looks photographed editorial-style polaroids shots, plus cocktails and treats from local vendors. For more details check out the event page here.

The Market Place Powered by FashionBar Chicago

Friday – Sunday | October 26th – 28th | 6:00 p.m.

Spiegel Administration Building | 1010 West 35th St. | $5

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The Marketplace powered by FashionBar Chicago is a boutique, pop-up fashion, wellness and beauty shopping experience that is open to the public. Shop the hottest fashions and latest health, beauty and wellness products directly from over a dozen different designers and vendors. Learn more about Fashion Week hosted by the FashionBar and this weekend’s marketplace by visiting the event page


Food:

Sweetish Stroll

Sunday | October 28th | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Swedish American Museum |5211 N Clark St. | $10 – $20

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Back by popular demand, Dessert Crawl returns as the Andersonville Sweetish Stroll. This event features two routes and 20 participating locations. Can’t decide between the two? Do them both. Your sweet tooth will thank you. Get to know the sweeter side of Andersonville at this annual fall event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website here.

Raising the Bar-Celebrating Women Shaking Up The Beverage Scene

Thursday | October 25th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Lakewood Chicago | 1758 W Lake St. | $100

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Celebrate women shaking up Chicago’s beverage scene this weekend. Raising the Bar, The James Beard Foundations Taste America®  kick-off event welcomes 200 guests to experience the city’s top women mixologists.  Chicago’s leading ladies in mixology will create specialty cocktails in conjunction with Breakthru Beverage Illinois. Guests will also enjoy a range of seasonal bites from Eden. Grab your tickets and support Chicago’s maven mixologist. Visit the website for more details.

 


Good:

Food Fun(d)ing Fridays

Friday | October 26th | 7:00 p.m.

B’Gabs Vegan Scratch Kitchen | 1450 E 57th St. | $20 – $25

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Urban Stewards Action Network (USAN) invites you to their 2nd Food Fun(d)ing Friday.  Based on the Sunday Soup model, Food Funding Friday is a community event which gathers the public together to learn about and support urban farming and food projects in Chicago—paying particular attention to projects led by Black and Brown stewards. The harvest edition of this event will feature four participants pitching their ideas, featured hors d’oeuvres by B’Gabs Vegan Scratch Kitchen, music by DJ Rae Chardonnay. At the end of the night, the food project with the most votes takes home a grand prize of $1,000. To learn more about the participating organizations, visit the event page.



Arts & Culture:

The Wiz 40

Saturday | October 27th | 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Stony Island Arts Bank | 6760 S Stony Island Ave. | Free

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Ease on down the road to the Stony Island Arts Bank for an intergenerational celebration of “The Wiz”! This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1978 fantasy musical film, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than to be SEEN GREEN or caught DEAD RED. Because of the legacy of the film, the Arts Bank Cinema will host an extravagant all-day celebration featuring performing arts, fashion, music, and cinema. Showings of The Wiz will open at 2:00 p.m. with the family-friendly matinee screening starting at 4:15 p.m. A second screening for the grownups will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends and come dressed in your best Wiz-inspired attire for a celebration you won’t want to miss! To RSVP for the event, follow the link here.

Chicago Humanities Festival

Sunday – Saturday | October 27th – November 4th | Time Varies

Location Varies | $10 – $28

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For nearly 30 years, the Chicago Humanities Festival has been giving Chicagoans from all neighborhoods, means, and abilities, access to the day’s most thoughtful writers, scientists, artists, musicians, policymakers, public intellectuals, influencers, and activists. The fall series of Chicago Humanities Festival will explore the theme Graphic—from the rise of data visualizations to the coarsening of political culture, the theme explores the history and impact of our visual culture. For the full calendar of events and tickets, head over to the website.



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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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