Weekend Seekers Guide: Things to Do January 10th – 13th

This weekend, shop local goods at Handmade Market Chicago in Ukrainian Village. Indulge in drinks why you learn how to make them at ‘Cocktails 101’ at the Violet Hour in Wicker Park. Give a little and change lives with other women at the Women’s Friend-Raiser in Humboldt Park. Immerse yourself in art and music during wndr After Dark at the wndr museum in the West Loop. Check out the full guide of things to do this weekend in Chicago below!


Cities In Dust Jewelry Workshop

Saturday | January 12th | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Freehand Chicago | 19 E Ohio St. | $30

Image | Freehand Chicago

In last weekend’s guide I shared a jewelry making class. Back again this week is another opportunity for you to learn a new skill and take home some fashionable jewelry of your own. Join local jewelry designer Meghan Lorenz of Cities In Dust for an exclusive event. Create your own Daisy Earrings with Meghan while enjoying complimentary cocktails from the Broken Shaker while shopping a Cities In Dust popup shop. Workshop ticket includes the piece you create and cocktails during the class. To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.

Handmade Market Chicago

Saturday | January 12th | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Empty Bottle | 1035 N Western Ave.| Free

Image | Handmade Market Chicago

Handmade Market Chicago is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the unique and handmade. There are more than 30 awesome and talented artists/vendors in-person. See what is new for 2019 at this monthly event. For more information visit the Facebook page here.

Food + Drink:

tbd food. event four: pop-up dinner 15-course

Friday – Saturday | January 11th – 12th | 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

TBD | $250

Image | tbd food

tbd food is an interactive dinning experience that brings chefs from Michelin Star ranked restaurants together for one unique night between patrons and chefs. This months event will feature four chefs— two representing the well known Chicago fine dining restaurants, Blackbird and Oriole respectively. The venue as well as the menu are exclusive to ticket holders. Be apart of this unique food experience by purchasing your tickets to the event here.

‘Cocktails 101’ Class at The Violet Hour

Saturday | January 12th | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Violet Hour | 1520 North Damen Ave | $125

Image | Violet Hour

Want to learn how to make cocktails from one of the most recognized bars in Chicago? You are in luck! Cocktail Classes 101 at The Violet Hour are the perfect Saturday afternoon activity for yourself, or a friend. Join The Violet Hour for an afternoon of cocktail history and hands-on fundamentals, all while sipping on the subject matter.  Purchase your tickets here.


Women’s Friend-Raiser: Give A Little, Help A Lot

Thursday| January 10th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Homiey | 3455 West North Ave. | Free

Image | Exclusive PR

Women’s Friend-Raiser is your opportunity to be a part of a meaningful experience where you can hear stories from those who have faced homelessness, learn ways to help, and donate feminine care/personal hygiene supplies all in support of the Housing Opportunities for Women & Connections for Abused Women and their Children. Come out, bring donations, and learn how you can give back this season. Food and drinks will be provided. To find a list of donation items as well as learn more about the Housing Opportunities for Women & Connections for Abused Women and their Children, visit the event page here.

Arts + Culture:

Nikko Washington: 53 ’til Infinity

Friday | January 11th | 6:00 p.m.

Cafe Logan- Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | 915 E 60th St. | Free

Image |  Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Kick-off your Friday night with an evening in Hyde Park. Nikko Washington, the Artistic Director for Chicago hip-hop collective, Savemoney, will exhibit his solo show in his native Hyde Park neighborhood. “Nikko Washington: 53 ’til Infinity, “highlights the artist’s most recent works, some of which have been created specifically for this show and will be seen for the first time. Learn more about the show opening by visiting the event page here.

wndr After Dark

Friday + Saturday | January 11th + 12th| 7:00 p.m.

wndr Museum | 1130 W Monroe St. | $32

Image | wndr Museum

The latest art experience to hit Chicago is kicking off another year in the city with the first After Dark series of the year. If you are like me, you love a good after dark event! On Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12, the museum will be turning the lights down and music up with a live DJ until 11:00 p.m. Guests will get the entire wndr experience, including the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, Ames optical illusion room, personalized poetry from a resident wndr poet, and much more. Plus, you also get the late-night energy and weekend party vibes. The perfect event for a group outing of date night! Grab your tickets before they are gone by visiting the website here.

What I’m Seeking:

Chicago, I am truly debating on how I want to spend my weekend. I have a lot of goals outside of the blog that I am aiming to reach by spring and need to get on top of them! I will most likely seek and do a lot of work from home, while stepping out throughout the weekend to seek the city, just a little bit, with some friends. Be sure to check out my ventures by following me on my Instagram!

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