This weekend in Chicago, shop a collection of ethical and fair trade goods at The Guild. Devour some of the best burgers the city has to offer at the Roscoe Village Burger Fest. Celebrate the joy of giving with the Gorgeous Things Giving Store. Check out over 20 diverse artists at the The Art Social in Pilsen. Check out these events, plus more fun things to do in Chicago this weekend.
The Guild: Event Series Kickoff
Thursday – Sunday | July 11th – 14th | Time Varies
The Guild | 1445 W Webster St. | Free
The Guild is a one of kind pop-up show featuring high end fashion, art wellness, home, and other goods made with made with sustainable and Fair Trade practices. This weekend in Chicago, the ethical retail shop kicks off a series of weekly events highlighting the makers and founders behind the purposeful brands. For a full list of events, taking place this weekend, be sure to visit event calendar here.
1:1 Chicago Fireside Chat With The Everygirl
Thursday | July 11th | 6:00 p.m.
Universal Standard Chicago | 175 N Ada St., Ste. 200 | Free
Universal Standard, the fashion brand that celebrates the shapes and sizes of all women, will open an experiential retail space in the West Loop this weekend in Chicago. To kick off the Universal Standard 1:1, guest are invited to an intimate fireside chat about the changing landscape of the fashion industry, with Universal Standard co-founder & CCO Alex Waldman and Alaina Kaczmarski from The Everygirl. For more details on the revolutionary shopping experience, visit Universal Standard.com
Food + Drink:
Roscoe Village Burger Fest
Saturday – Sunday | July 13th – 14th| 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Belmont and Damen| $10 Suggested Donation
Turn up the heat on your weekend plans in Chicago with the Roscoe Village Burger Fest. The annual event delivers a selection of Chicago’s finest burger emporiums and restaurants, along with music, drinks, and more. Make your weekend sizzle that much more with this food driven festival. For more details, visit the website.
Argyle Night Market – Opening Night
Thursday | July 11th | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kenmore and Sheridan | Free
The 7th Annual Argyle Night Market kicks off this weekend in Chicago. The summer event, located in the Uptown neighborhood, features delicious global food, live music, and cultural performances. The best part about the event—its free! The market will continue to take place every Thursday until the end of August. Be sure to check it out before it is gone! Check out the list of participating vendors for opening night here.
Gorgeous Things Giving Store Grand Opening
Saturday | July 13th | 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gorgeous Things Giving Store | 1751 E 55th St. | Free
Giving is a beautiful thing, celebrate that message this weekend in Chicago. The Gorgeous Things Giving Store in Hyde Park is a new boutique on Chicago’s south side where customers can walk away with fashionable items for free. The event will also include discussions and fireside chats on fashion styling, beauty tips, workforce development and, and community engagement. To learn more and support the mission of this organization year around, visit the Facebook page.
Arts + Culture:
The Art Social
Friday | July 12th | 6:00 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m.
NYCH Art Gallery | 2025 S Laflin St. | Free
NYCH Gallery, the popular art gallery and venue space celebrates it’s new home in Chicago this weekend. Visit the new space during 2nd Fridays in Pilsen. The gallery will show 20+ artists and feature DJS, drinks, and good vibes. For more details, visit the gallery’s Instagram page.
Square Roots Festival
Friday – Sunday | July 12th – 14th| Time Varies
Lincoln Square| Montrose and Wilson| $10 Suggested Donation
Square Roots is a perfect mix of family-fun, delicious food and drink and music curated by the Old Town School. The annual event will feature over 60 different music acts, dozens of craft breweries from Chicago and around the Midwest, food from the city’s top vendors, and of course, family fun for all ages. For more details, visit the website here.
Need more things to do this week—I got you! Check out the June 2019 Guide for more events taking place in Chicago July 11th – 14th.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I will kick off my weekend by attending the Green Tie Ball in the West Loop. Saturday, I am kicking it with the Hampton vs. Howard crowd at the Chicago Classic, followed by a chill night with a few friends on the North Side. Sunday, I might just seek the city a little bit. Whatever I am up to, be sure to follow long @The Haute Seeker.
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