March is here along with a plethora of events that will have you out of your winter slump and into a spring-like step. If you thought the last monthly guide was full of cool events—you won’t believe what March has in store. Check out the full guide of March events taking place this month in Chicago below!
Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry
Friday – Saturday | March 27th – 28th | Time Varies
St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church | 5649 N. Sheridan Rd. | $8
The Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show has become a staple for the vintage fashion world and will be
Q&A with Maria Pinto
Wednesday | March 4th | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Working From_Fulton Market | 208 North Green St. | Free
Get to know one of Chicago’s most well-known fashion designers and boutique owners this month. Working from Fulton at the Hoxton Hotel for an engaging Q&A session with local fashion designer and style icon Maria Pinto. We’ll discuss the fashion industry in Chicago at large, but we’ll also use fashion as a lens to examine other important topics for today’s entrepreneurs, including how to stay relevant, how to overcome adversity and embrace change, and what the future holds. This Q&A will be moderated by Maria’s good friend, Susanna Homan, Editor-in-Chief and publisher of Chicago Magazine. For more details, visit the event page.
Lost & Found: Vintage Market
Saturday – Sunday | March 21st – 22nd | 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom | 2101 South Carpenter S. | Free
Find the perfect vintage piece at Lost & Found Vintage Market this month in Chicago. The market will feature 20 local vendors from Chicago along with craft beer from Lo Rez Brewery, food, and music. For more details including vendor information, visit the event page.
Food + Drink Events:
urbanbelly’s Ramenfest Chicago 2020
Sunday | March 29th | 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Time Out Market Chicago | 916 West Fulton Market | $75 – $130
Ramenfest is a annual event that invites guests to experience culinary interpretations of the classic dish. Ramenfest 2020 features 20+ of Chicago’s best chefs who will create unique ramen dishes, along with drinks, entertainment and more. Purchase your tickets to the ramen food festival here.
Spirits, Wine & Beer Festival with Fine Chocolate and Artisan Specialties
Saturday – Sunday | March 21st – 22nd | 11:00 a.m.
Plumbers Hall | 1340 West Washington Blvd. | $16 – $25
Spend a day indulging in chocolate delights at the 6th Annual Chocolate, Wine, and Spirits Expo. One-hundred percent of the wine and spirits tasting net proceeds benefit The Holiday Heroes, who bring joy to hospitalized children. Your ticket includes continuous demonstrations, pairings, and talks. Free parking is available. For discounted tickets, visit my special link here.
Winter Warm-UP with Black Food & Beverage and Women in Hospitality United
Sunday | March 17th | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods | 1415 North Wood St. | Free
Shape the future of the hospitality industry with African-American’s and women in the hospitality industries. Join Black Food & Beverage and Women in Hospitality United for a casual industry happy hour at Ina Mae Tavern. Grab a drink (first round is on Fords Gin) and a bite while mindfully sharing professional “asks and offers” that’ll nudge your 2020 goals forward. For more details, visit the event page.
Tequila Dinner with Casa Noble
Thursday | March 26th | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cafe Con Leche | 2714 N Milwaukee Ave. | $65
Experience a 4-course dinner paired with tequila at the trendy Latin spot, Cafe Con Leche. The Logan Square restaurant will collaborate with Casa Noble Tequila and head Chef Jose Solis this month. Increase your tequila knowledge as we will have a Casa Noble ambassador to talk about the history and process of tequila with good company and great food. For tickets and more, visit event page.
20th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge
Sunday | March 1st |8:30 a.m.
North Avenue Beach | 1600 N Lake Shore Dr. | Free
Whether you go knee high, waist high or take the full plunge, all are welcome to attend! The 20th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge is an annual tradition that supports the Special Olympics Chicago and over 7,500 athletes. There is no registration fee and all fundraisers receive a souvenir long-sleeved t-shirt, warm towel when exiting the water, free photo downloads, and post-event food. For more information and to register to visit ChicagoPolarPlunge.org.
Women’s History Month
Saturday – Saturday | March 1st – 31st | Time Varies
Location Varies | Price Varies
Celebrate Women’s History Month with empowering, encouraging, and electrifying women’s-focused events throughout the city of Chicago. For the best women’s events in the city, check out the full guide to Women’s History Month here.
Arts + Culture Events:
C2E2: Comic Con
Sunday | March 1st | Time Varies
South Building-McCormick Place| 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. | $10 – $75
C2E2 (Chicago Comic Book and Entertainment Expo) C2E2 stands for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. It’s the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest. C2E2 espouses that all nerds need a place to call home. Whether you’re a fan of comic books, cosplay, video games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, wrestling, comedy, or anything else – C2E2 is your home for good and geeky times. Whether it is your first time visiting C2E2 or you are a veteran, get everything you need on the festival of fantasy, creativity, and wonder by visiting the C2E2 website.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Chicago
Wednesday – Sunday | March 4th – 8th | Time Varies
Auditorium Theater | 50 E Congress Pkwy. | $41 – $134
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Auditorium Theatre, at Roosevelt University this month for their annual spring performance series. The company, known for changing the perception of American dance, will feature six different performance this year, including several inspiring new works, as well as Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations. Grab specially priced tickets for a weekday show by making your way over to the event page. For even more details, be sure to visit Auditorium Theatre.org.
Global Connections: Holi
Saturday | March 14th | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Navy Pier | 1104 S Wabash Ave. | Free
Visit Navy Pier this March for Holi, a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.” Participate in the colorful Holi tradition. Colored powder is available while supplies last. The event will also feature a variety of live musical and dance performances. For more details, visit the Navy Pier.org.
Find more cool and interesting things to do month in Chicago. Visit the events page to learn more!