Weekend Seekers Guide: December 6th – 9th

This weekend, shop vintage and luxury goods at the LGS Chicago Warehouse Sale. Celebrate the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition at the Chicago History Museum. Join the Chicago film community to support Chicagoland’s homeless pets. Check out a sensory and music experience hosted by DXTR Spits and friends. These events, plus more things to do December 6th through the 9th in Chicago.


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LGS Chicago Warehouse Sale

Friday – Saturday | December 7th – 8th | Time Varies

329 W 18th Street. | Free

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The Luxury Garage Sale Warehouse Sale is back! Shop over 10,000 pre-owned, vintage and new with tag pieces from your favorite luxury labels like Chanel, Prada, Dior, Stella McCartney, Valentino and many, many more. This is the perfect event to find great gifts for the fashionable guy or girl on your list—plus an item or two for you. Need more details? Visit the event page.

West Town Winterfest

Saturday | December 8th | 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Frontier | 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. | $0 – $10

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Shop the West Town blocks this weekend in Chicago. Support local stores as they show off their holiday spirit with special promotions, trunk sales, and other holiday wares. Collect Winterfest Gift Certificates as you shop over 20 retailers, from clothing and accessories to fitness and education. Winterfest will also feature a Jolly Trolly tour; an experience that lets you enjoy Winterfest without all the walking. For tickets to the Jolly Trolly and more information on West Town Winterfest and participating locations, be sure to check out the event page here. 


Food:

The Last Speakeasy on the Eve of Repeal

Thursday | December 6th | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Chicago History Museum | 1601 N Clark St. | $65 – $95

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Calling all ladies and gentlemen, chaps, and flappers. Put on your best get-up and join the Chicago History Museum for the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. The evening will be filled with food, fun, entertainment, and most importantly very good drinks! Admission includes light bites, two drink tickets, a preview to upcoming special exhibitions, dancing, live performances and much more. To participate in the celebration, visit the website here. 

Corks & Cookies

Thursday | December 6th | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cork & Kerry | 10614 S Western Ave. | $10 – $15

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Join Coke & Kerry in the South Side neighborhood of Beverly for their 2nd Annual Corks & Cookies events. What better way to kick off holiday festivities than with a wine and cooking pairing party. For your holiday delight, the weekend event will feature several varieties of wines and cookies for you to choose from provided by Mema’s Goodies. Advanced tickets are sold out, however, tickets will be available at the door so get there early! For more details on this event, visit their Facebook page. 


Good:

Chicago Film Pet Rescue Party

Saturday | December 8th | 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Biagio Events & Catering | 4242 N Central Ave. | $25

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The Chicago film community is coming together to not only celebrate the holidays, but to help support Chicagoland’s homeless pets, hosted by GigRig Production Vehicles. Proceeds from the event will support Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program – CRISP who provides free services to help Chicago pet owners keep their pets, rather than surrendering them. In addition to supporting this philanthropic event, guests will enjoy live music from, drinks specials, and a delicious buffet. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.



Arts & Culture:

Mad Science Takes Over Coles Bar // Dxtr Spits & Friends

Friday | December 7th | 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Cole’s Bar | 2338 N Milwaukee Ave. | Free

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DXTR Spits(recently featured in the Tribune) and Vocalo are putting on the biggest Mad Science Show to date! It’s the lab experiment gone wrong, this time with Glitter Moneyyy, The Law of HUEY, Nexus J.& More! The sensory experience is like no other with trippy visuals, tunes, and taste. Check out the artists before the show by visiting the event page here.

The Murder of Fred Hampton

Friday – Saturday | December 7th – 8th | Time Varies

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

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The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but halfway through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into the Panther’s apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony. The Murder of Fred Hampton is a chilling slice of American history. Screenings of the chilling slice of American history will be on view all weekend long. Visit https://rebuild-foundation.org/ for more information.

 



What I’m Seeking:

This weekend, I will kick off my weekend volunteering at one of my favorite places in the whole wide world, The Art Institute of Chicago. Visit me for a tour of the museum! Friday, I am plan-less, and that is perfectly fine. Saturday I have a meeting with my new executive team for NSN Chicago and Sunday breakfast and dinner with some lovely friends. As always, see what I am seeking by following me on Instagram @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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