Another month down, another exciting weekend in Chicago to go! This weekend, check out seven fun things to do from Thursday, May 30th to Sunday, June 2nd. Whether you are shopping for unique treasures during the West Town Community Yard Sale, sampling the finest craft brews in the city, supporting teen entrepreneurs, or finding fantastic art at the 57th St Art Fair—there are so many things for you to enjoy. See the full guide below.
Alice & Wonder 2nd Birthday Party
Saturday | June 1st | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alice & Wonder | 956 West Webster Ave. | Free
Alice & Wonder is a women’s clothing store located in Lincoln Park. Celebrate the 2nd anniversary of this clothing boutique in Chicago this weekend. The store will offer a one day only chain stitch denim embroidery by Vichcraft, a balloon installation by Luft Balloon, complimentary bites and beverages plus more delightful offerings. RSVP to the party by visiting the event page here.
West Town Community Yard Sale
Saturday | June 1st | Time Varies
Location Varies| Free
Shop community garages sales this weekend in Chicago. Over 60 households will be selling items such as women’s and men’s clothing, baby, home furnishings, electronics, records, and so much more! Check out what the West Town community has to offer at this neighborhood garage sale. For a map of participating homes, visit the website here.
Food + Drink:
Hyde Park Brew Fest
Saturday – Sunday | June 1st – 2nd | 12:00 p.m.
Harper Court | E 53rd St. | Free
Sample some of the best beers in the city at the Hyde Park Brew Fest this weekend. The 6th Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest takes place in downtown Hyde Park and features an incredible music lineup, tasty craft beers, local bites and community pride all on the South Side of Chicago. Of course, this festival is all about the “brew.” Grab tickets and sample over 50 different ciders and brews by visiting the event page here.
AMFM Presents SEEDS
Saturday | June 1st | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Austin Town Hall Park | 5610 W Lake St. | Free
AMFM is helping communities gain access to healthy foods and resources this weekend. SEEDS is centers around highlighting local community gardens, markets, organizations and initiatives that support food justice. It is a part of FEAST, a three-part art, music, and food festival that brings awareness to food deserts in Chicago. Shop for seeds and produce or learn how you can contribute to these community gardens and food justice organizations and initiatives in Chicago. For more details on this event, visit the event page.
3rd Annual Pitch Black Competition
Saturday | June 1st | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
mHUB | 965 W Chicago Ave. | $30
Support teens from the West and South Side communities of Chicago during this Saturday’s 3rd annual Gray Matter Experience Pitch Black Student Pitch Competition. Students of the #GMEChangers program will share their plan to change the landscape of underrepresented neighborhoods in Chicago through business development and compete for a chance to win a portion of $20,000 in seed funding. They will also gain invaluable feedback from a distinguished panel of judges plus additional prizes. Purchase a ticket or donate today! Support the organization, and the teens behind these businesses by donating to the incredible organization.
Arts + Culture:
57th Street Art Fair
Saturday- Sunday | June 1st – 2nd| Time Varies
Between Kenwood and Woodlawn| Free
The Midwest’s oldest juried art fair takes place this weekend in Chicago. The 72nd annual two-day outdoor celebration brings together artists and art lovers. Meet up to 200 exhibitors at the quality fine art and fine craft event. For more details on this highly anticipated art show, visit the website here.
Exhibition Opening: Derrick Adams
Friday | May 31st | 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Rhona Hoffman Gallery | 1711 W Chicago Ave. | Free
Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams is back in Chicago for the opening of the “The Ins and Outs: Figures in the Urban Landscape,” The work is a continuation of previous work that depicts the everyday with style drawing from Modernism and African sculpture and pop culture. For mo details on this art opening, visit the website.
Looking for a list of the best festivals in Chicago? Be sure to check out The Ultimate Festival Guide for more fun things to do this summer!