Weekend Seekers Guide: Things to Do February 21st – 24th

This weekend, shop the Randolph Street Market for antique goodies and rare finds in the West Loop. Taste free soups as you savor and explore the Lakeview neighborhood. Find fun volunteer opportunities in Chicago with Chicago Volunteer Expo. Celebrate Black History with music and conversation Chicago born artists Sir the Baptist at Macy’s on State Street. Check out the full guide for things to do this weekend in Chicago.


Fashion:

Randolph Street Market: Cool, Calm, and Collectible

Saturday – Sunday | February 23rd – 24th | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chicago Antique Market Randolph Street | 1341 W Randolph St. | $0 – $200

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Randolph Street Market is giving collectors and collectibles some big love on February 23+24 with a packed house of vintage, antique, indie-designer, fair-trade sellers, and fancy food artisans to keep you feeling ‘Calm Cool & Collectible!’ Get your hands on the best sweet treats, handmade art pieces, gifts, lingerie, vintage goodies, and drinks at our Market Bar. Groove to DJ D Jones while you shop on three levels! The best things in life come for free with Randolph Street Market. Free parking, admission for kids under 12, and delivery in the West Loop/Fulton market area. For more infomration and to purchase tickets, visit the website here.

Chicago Brands Only Pop Up @ The Promontory

Saturday | February 23rd | 6:00 p.m.

The Promontory | 5311 South Lake Park Ave. | Free

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Celebrate Chicago style and Chicago brands at the Chicago Brands Only event. The event brings vendors together all under one roof for local shopping and local vibes. Admission is free, be sure to register to attend here.


Food + Drink: 

Barrel Night

Thursday | February 21st | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lacuna Artists Lofts | 2150 South Canalport Ave. | $35 – $60

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Calling all whiskey, vodka, beer & fine spirits lovers! Join Chicago Magazine for the fourth annual Barrel Night. A collection of the most premium brands will be showcasing their products for guests to enjoy, alongside plenty of food & activities. Tickets include 2.5 hours of sampling over 20 different brands and speciality cocktails. Four drink tickets redeemable for full size beers and passed snacks. Purchase tickets to this unique tasting event here.

Lakeview Soup Walk 2019

Sunday | February 10th – 17th | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location Varies | Price Varies

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The 5th annual Lakeview Soup Walk is a free restaurant soup tasting event at 20 of your favorite Lakeview & Boystown shops. On this heart-healthy neighborhood walk, participants explore the shops of Lakeview while sampling hot, savory soups along the way. Quanities are limited so arrive early! For a list of participation locations visit Lakeview Soup Walk 2019.


Community:

Chicago Volunteer Expo

Sunday | February 24th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Peggy Notebaert  Nature Museum | 2430 N Cannon Dr.| Free

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An event featured in last year’s guide, the Chicago Volunteer Expo is an opportunity for guests to explorer over 85 nonprofit organizations and how they can give back and get involved this year. Whether your passion is social justice or the arts, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. Register to the attend the event and learn more about participating organizations by visiting the event page.


Arts + Culture:

Columbia College Chicago’s 2nd Annual Black Arts Festival

Thursday – Saturday | February 21st – 23rd | Time Varies

Columbia College Chicago | 623 S Wabash Ave | Free

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The 2019 Black Arts Festival at Columbia College Chicago is an affirming, community space for Columbia students and faculty who identify within the African Diaspora to share work and critically engage with each other through roundtable discussions, audience interaction, and collaboration. The Festival is the first event of it’s kind since 1968, and is curated entirely by Black students and alumni. For a full festival schedule, visit Columbia College Chicago.

Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month

Thursday | February 21st | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Macy’s State Street | 111 North State St | Free

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Join Macy’s at the iconic Marshall Fields State Street location for Black History Month. Felicia Lawrence from WCIU’s The Jam will lead a conversation with internationally recognized recording artist Sir the Baptist about how he is continuing Chicago’s music legacy. Following the discussion, stick around for a performance and a meet and greet with the star himself. Plus, enjoy art that touches the soul by Gallery Guichard, live music by local cellist Yanna Cello, specialty organic coffee samples by Chicago French Press. Registration and early arrival recommend for this event.


What I’m Seeking:

This weekend I will be in Atlanta for a very quick trip and right back home to do some final bonding with a good friend. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @The Haute Seeker to see what I am seeking this weekend in Chicago.

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