First of all, Happy Thanksgiving fellow Seekers! I am thankful for each and every one of you who visit The Haute Seeker.com each and every day! Whether you are shopping for local goods at Made in Chicago or turning up to your favorite artists at Big Jam. This weekend, I hope that you enjoy time with your family, friends, and community. For a full list of things to do, be sure to check out the full guide below.
5th Annual Buy Black Friday Super Ujamaa Market
Friday | November 23rd | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Muhammad University of Islam | 7351 S Stony Island Ave. | Free
Join The Black Mall for the 5th annual Buy Black Friday Super Ujamaa Market. The local site to find Black-Owned businesses in the Chicagoland Area will feature 50 Black vendors all in one location. Learn more about The Black Mall and their annual shopping event by visiting their Facebook page.
Made in Chicago Holiday Market
Saturday | November 24th | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Plumbers Union Hall | 1340 West Washington Blvd | Free
This Small Business Saturday, bring your family and discover unique rarities from the hardworking hands of Chicago makers. Made in Chicago Market is a celebration of innovation, resourcefulness, and beauty in local craft and design. This holiday season, discover what our local artisans have made for you, your friends, your home and more. Shop local and support your neighborhood makers. General admission tickets include free parking, admission, and a free tote(for the first 500 guests). For a full list of participating vendors, visit the event page.
Sunday | November 25th | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sleeping Village | 3734 W Belmont Ave. | Free
DEEP BREAKFAST takes a different approach to the average Sunday brunch in Chicago. The ambient music series / breakfast club brought to you by musician Michael Hilger and Chef Mickey Neely provides gentle tones and a warm meal to soothe your mind and cure after hangover. For more information, check out the website.
Frostys Christmas Bar
Friday – Saturday | November 16th – 17th | Time Varies
Frostys Christmas Bar | 809 W. Evergreen Ave. | $10 – $112
Frosty’s, the ultimate Christmas bar is heavy on holiday nostalgia with life-size nutcrackers, ribbons, wreaths, garlands and a holiday soundtrack spinning till 4 am! Enjoy this brand new tradition where you get to experience all of your favorite elements of Christmas and maybe find some new ones while celebrating with your friends, family, and colleagues. Grab your tickets—and dawn your ugliest sweaters to this holiday event now.
Uptown Thanksgiving Healing Corner
Thursday | November 22nd | 9:30 a.m.
Sheridan and Wilson | Free
Volunteer Thanksgiving morning with Thanksgiving Healing Corner in Uptown. Pass out food to the homeless and community members on the Southeast corner of Sheridan & Wilson. In addition to serving the community, The Healing Corner is asking for gently used coats (washed) beforehand and winter garments. To volunteer, visit the event page here.
Arts & Culture:
107.5 WGCI Big Jam 2018
Saturday | November 24th | 7:30 p.m.
United Center |1901 W Madison St. | $25 – $140
Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI hosts the 2018 “Big Jam” this holiday weekend. The line huge line-up features chart-topping artists headliner Cardi B. Along with a host of other big names such as Kodak Black, Tory Lanez, Young Dolph and many more. For the most part, tickets are already sold out, but have hope! You may be able to find a few on the resale sites.
Art Beat: New Renaissance
Friday| November 23rd | 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Photography | 600 South Michigan Ave. | $0 – $40
ArtBeat Chicago is a social art party that features comedy, culinary, fashion, visual arts, dance, vendors, and live entertainment. This weekend’s ArtBeat will focus on the art and cultural Renaissance taking place in Chicago. Tickets to the event include admission, drinks, and access to over a dozen vendors. To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.
What I’m Seeking:
I will be relaxing and enjoying time with friends this holiday weekend. As always, see what I am seeking by following me on Instagram @The Haute Seeker.