Weekend Seekers Guide: Things to Do May 16th – 19th

If you enjoyed last weekend’s guide of things to do in Chicago, then you are going to love this one! This weekend in Chicago, find your next unique piece for your home and more at the Ravenswood Manor Garage Sale. Sip on a variety of new and unfamiliar wines at the Lincoln Park Wine Fest. Check out a variety show gala raising funds and awareness for Embarc’s youth programming. Discover new and emerging fine artists at The Other Art Show at Mana Contemporary in Pilsen. These events, plus many more things to check out May 16th – 19th in Chicago.


Covet Market

Sunday | May 19th | 10:00 a.m.

Revel Fulton Market | 1215 West Fulton Market | $0 – $15

Covet Market-May 2019-Featured on The Haute Seeker-Guide to Chicago Events in May
Image | Fredman Design Group

Covet Market is a boutique-sized makers’ market sparking conversation about creativity in Chicago. If you love to shop for local goods with some of the makers and artisans in Chicago, then you will love this month’s, Covet Market. Join for a day of creative conversation, shopping, sampling, learning, eating, and socializing in the vibrant West Loop neighborhood. Grab some friends and make it a day of shopping and supporting local retailers at Revel Fulton Market. Follow the link for special admission.

Ravenswood Manor Garage Sale

Sunday | May 19th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ravenswood Manor | Free

Find your next piece of unique furniture, art, jewelry, and more at the annual Ravenswood Manor Garage Sale. The lovely and picturesque northwest side neighborhood organizes a community-wide sale with bargains that are one of a kind. Spend your Sunday afternoon exploring alleys, sidewalks, and households offering thousands of home goods at a low cost. The sale extends from Lawrence (4800N) on the north, to Montrose (4400N) on the south, from the north branch of the Chicago River on the east to Sacramento (3000W) on the west. For more details, visit the website here.

Food + Drink:

Lincoln Park Wine Fest

Friday – Sunday | May 17th -19th | Time Varies

Jonquil Park | 1001 W Wrightwood Ave. | $40 – $60

Image | Lincoln Park Wine Fest

Taste a variety of over 90 wines this weekend at the Lincoln Park Wine Fest. The annual Chicago wine festival gathers wine lovers together for a three-day wine tasting. Attendees will sample 12 tastings, including specialty: wines and rosé. There will also be food, artists, music and of—course a lot of wine. For more details on the tasting, visit the website. Follow this link and save on tickets to the event!

Stammtisch – Maifest 

Friday | May 17th | 7:30 p.m.

Dank Haus | 4740 N Western Ave | Free

Image | Dank Haus

Celebrate Maifest at the Dank Haus this Friday. Stammtisch is a monthly open house at the German American Culture Center on the North Side of Chicago. The popular event will feature springtime favorites such as Spargel, a white asparagus and Maibock Beer, a light, crisp summer beer. Guests will enjoy the event at the Skyline Lounge complete with panoramic views of the city and vintage bar. There will be free parking available as well. For more details on the springtime event, visit the website.


Embarc’s 9th Annual Variety Spectacular Chicago Showcase 2019

Thursday | May 16th | 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Moonlight Studios | 1446 W Kenzie St. | $100 – $1000

Band Playing Instruments at Embarc Blowout Variety Showcase Chicago 2019-featured on The Haute Seeker
Image | Embarc

Artists, musicians, chefs, and creatives of all kinds will showcase their talents in the distinctive and vibrant style that makes Chicago great at Embarc’s annual charitable gala. Support Embarc youth as emerging musicians, aspiring writers, and the next generation of change-makers. Your attendance helps grow Embarc’s award-winning curriculum, enabling student success through social and cultural learning. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit here.

Arts + Culture:

The Other Art Fair

Thursday – Sunday | May 16th – 19th | Time Varies

Mana Contemporary | 2233 S Throop St. | $13.50 – $30

Image | The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair (“The Fair”), The leading international fair championing independent emerging artists is back at Mana Contemporary this weekend. I attended last year and had an excellent time! If you are an art lover and are looking to experience art in a fun and informal format than the Other Art Fair is where you want to be. The four-day show showcases over 120 artists, features world experts and tastemakers, and partners with local organizations throughout the weekend. For general admission tickets, visit the website here.

Fear Experiment: The Show

Saturday | May 18th| 5:30 p.m.

Park West | 322 W Armitage Ave. |$27

Image | Mac & Cheese Productions

Fear Experiment, by Mac & Cheese Productions challenges every day people to push themselves and perform on a live stage in front of total strangers. Over two and a half months, local Chicagoans, who joined the experiment solo, have rehearsed to create a unique art performance that hits the stage this weekend at the Park West. If you are looking to challenge yourself and step out of your boundaries or are interested in theater, storytelling, or improv then you should check out this production of the Fear Experiment. To purchase tickets to the show, visit the website here.

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