From self-care socials in the South Loop to dumpling making classes in Chinatown, this weekend seekers guide has your curated list of interesting things to do this weekend in Chicago.
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DayGleam Chicago: The Ultimate Self Care Social
Sunday| January 19th | 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Collection Lofts | 1135 South Delano Court | $22 – $75
If you read any of my posts from 2019, you know that I am a fan and practicer of self-care. DayGleam is a self-care social that fully embraces the idea of a fresh start for the mind, body, and soul. The wellness event, hosted by MADE Maven is an immersive experience of beauty and wellness. Enjoy healthy food, beverages, and exercise, inspired power panels, relaxing mobile spa services & treatments, and natural beauty product vendors. Start your 2020 with this celebration of self-care. For more details, visit the event page here.
Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar
Sunday | January 19th | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Promontory | 5311 S Lake Park West Ave. | Free
Experience Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar this weekend. The monthlymarketplace marketplace that takes place in Hyde Park. Start the new year off by supporting local artists, makers, and creators as you pursue a selection of hand-crafted goods. This event is held at the Promontory and includes free admission, brunch and drinks are available on the 1st-floor restaurant. For more details on the Chicago shopping event, visit the Facebook page.
Food + Drink Events:
2020 Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner
Saturday | January 18th | 3:30 p.m.
Hing Kee | 2140 South Archer Avenue| $40
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chicago with a traditional dumpling-making dinner in Chinatown. The Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute’s Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner is one of the year’s most anticipated annual events for celebrating the Chinese New Year here in Chicago. There will be storytelling, dumpling making, authentic Chinese cuisine, and much more. Seating is limited for dumpling making experience—be sure to grab a seat at this weekend’s annual dinner here.
MLK Day Events and Activities in Chicago
Saturday – Monday | January 18th – 20th | Time Varies
Locations in Chicago Varies
Martin Luther King, Jr. The day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a celebration also known as MLK Day. While most people take the day off—others take the day to commemorate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with community-oriented events, celebrations, and service actives. Join other Chicagoans as you experience events and activities for all ages during MLK Day in Chicago.
Arts + Culture Events:
HIGHFEMME: Winter Edition
Saturday | January 18th| 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Cerise Rooftop | 203 North Wabash Ave. | Free
Join HIGHFEMME this weekend for an unapologetic and intentional event. Celebrate femme authenticity, expression, and glamour. We welcome everyone and invite you to show up, show out, and make hypervisual our collective power. For more information about the event, visit the Facebook page.
Third Friday – Open Studios at Bridgeport Art Center
Friday | January 17th | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bridgeport Art Center | 1200 W 35th St. | Free
Join Bridgeport Art Studio every third Friday for its open studios. Meet curator, painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, ceramic artists, woodworkers and Project Onward artists as they open their studios to showcase their work. Free parking in the North Lot as well as refreshments are served. For more details, visit the Facebook page.
Check out last weekend’s seekers guide here. vent hopping not your thing? Grab a beverage and snack or two at some of the ‘hautest’ happy hours in Chicago.