This weekend in Chicago, celebrate the grand opening Lost Girls Vintage in West Town. Dine on wine, cheese, and other delicious goods at Eataly Chicago in River North. Beautify your local park during Earth Day with the Chicago Park District. Enjoy the songs and stories from masters of Arabic music. Get more details on fun and unique events taking place April 25th – 28th in Chicago below.
Lost Girls Grand Opening
Saturday & Sunday | April 27th & 28th | 11:00 a.m.
Lost Girls Vintage | 1947 W Chicago Ave. | Free
Lost Girls, the mobile vintage shop now has an official home in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Join them for their grand opening this weekend and check out the chic space. For more details on the store opening, visit the event page here.
One of a Kind Spring Show
Friday – Saturday | April 26th – 28th | Time Varies
Merchandise Mart | 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza | $0 – $75
If it is in the name, then you are guaranteed to find it. Shop the 4th annual Spring show of One of a Kind as it returns to The Mart this month. With more than 300 talented artists and makers from across North America, the One-of-a-Kind show is a truly unique experience of shopping a variety of categories of handmade work. To purchase tickets to the weekend-long event, visit the website here.
Food + Drink:
Primavino at Eataly Chicago
Friday & Saturday | April 26th & 27th | Time Varies
Eataly Chicago | 43 E Ohio St. | $48
Celebrate the spring season with Eataly this weekend in Chicago. The Italian themed food hall kicks off the new season with Primavino, a tasting of 15 fresh spring wines and 15 cheesy bites for springtime. Explore the marketplace and discover refreshing wines paired with fresh cheeses, prosciutto crudo, and seasonal plates like primavera vegetable pasta, basil pesto, and more. Tickets include access to all 15 wine and cheesy bites, a commemorative Eataly wine glass and holder, and a special 10% discount. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Chicago Tequila & Sangria Festival
Sunday | April 27th | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alhambra Palace Restaurant | 1240 West Randolph St. | $25 – $45
Tequila & Sangria is back again for its annual springtime event. Enjoy a myriad of tequilas, sangrias & spirits and treat yourself to a fun and unique experience. Tickets include 15 tastings, entertainment, a souvenir tasting glass and more. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.
Earth Day Clean-up
Saturday| April 27th | 9:00 a.m.
Location Varies | Free
Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean and beautify a Chicago Park this weekend. Chicago Park District, as well as Friends of the Parks, will host more than 100 Earth Day clean-up events in parks throughout the city. To volunteer at the park in your neighborhood, visit the website here.
Arts + Culture:
Where Rivers Meet
Sunday| April 28th | 2:00 p.m.
The Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E Washington St.| Free
Where Rivers Meet is a show of traditional Arabic music interwoven with personal stories of Middle Eastern immigrant musicians. String ensemble and storyteller accompany master musicians who share melodies and memories passed down in song and story. Enjoy the free show in the Loop this Sunday. For more details visit Chicago Folklore Ensemble.
The 18th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival
Saturday – Thursday| April 20th – May 2nd | Time Varies
Gene Siskel | W Arglye and N Clark St. | $6 – $12
The Chicago Palestine Film Festival continues throughout the weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The 18th annual festival representing the spirit and mood of contemporary Palestinian life. This festival is dedicated to exhibiting film and video work that is open, critical, and reflective of the culture, experience, and vision of the artists. To purchase tickets and for a full schedule, be sure to visit the website.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend is definitely going to be a busy one for me. Thursday, I will be kicking off my weekend with the grand opening of Play Kitchen & Cocktails, a new bar and restaurant in the Gold Coast. Friday, is very much up in the air. Saturday, I will be volunteering at the Art Insitute(cool off and come visit me) as well attending the Silver Room Block Party. Sunday, I hope to hit up a festival that I have never been too, and wine down my week with a little self-care. As always, follow me @The Haute Seeker on Instagram to seek what I am seeking in Chicago. Oh, and stay hydrated out there!
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