This weekend, shop the Randolph Street Market for antique goodies and rare finds in the West Loop. Taste free soups as you savor and explore the Lakeview neighborhood. Find fun volunteer opportunities in Chicago with Chicago Volunteer Expo. Celebrate Black History with music and conversation Chicago born artists Sir the Baptist at Macy’s on State Street. Check out the full guide for things to do this weekend in Chicago.
Randolph Street Market: Cool, Calm, and Collectible
Saturday – Sunday | February 23rd – 24th | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chicago Antique Market Randolph Street | 1341 W Randolph St. | $0 – $200
Randolph Street Market is giving collectors and collectibles some big love on February 23+24 with a packed house of vintage, antique, indie-designer, fair-trade sellers, and fancy food artisans to keep you feeling ‘Calm Cool & Collectible!’ Get your hands on the best sweet treats, handmade art pieces, gifts, lingerie, vintage goodies, and drinks at our Market Bar. Groove to DJ D Jones while you shop on three levels! The best things in life come for free with Randolph Street Market. Free parking, admission for kids under 12, and delivery in the West Loop/Fulton market area. For more
Chicago Brands Only Pop Up @ The Promontory
Saturday | February 23rd | 6:00 p.m.
The Promontory | 5311 South Lake Park Ave. | Free
Celebrate Chicago style and Chicago brands at the Chicago Brands
Food + Drink:
Thursday | February 21st | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lacuna Artists Lofts | 2150 South Canalport Ave. | $35 – $60
Calling all whiskey, vodka, beer & fine spirits lovers! Join Chicago Magazine for the fourth annual Barrel Night. A collection of the most premium brands will be showcasing their products for guests to enjoy, alongside plenty of food & activities. Tickets include 2.5 hours of sampling over 20 different brands and
Lakeview Soup Walk 2019
Sunday | February 10th – 17th | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location Varies | Price Varies
The 5th annual Lakeview Soup Walk is a free restaurant soup tasting event at 20 of your favorite Lakeview & Boystown shops. On this heart-healthy neighborhood walk, participants explore the shops of Lakeview while sampling hot, savory soups along the way.
Chicago Volunteer Expo
Sunday | February 24th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | 2430 N Cannon Dr.| Free
An event featured in last year’s guide, the Chicago Volunteer Expo is an opportunity for guests to explorer over 85 nonprofit organizations and how they can give back and get involved this year. Whether your passion is social justice or the arts, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. Register to
Arts + Culture:
Columbia College Chicago’s 2nd Annual Black Arts Festival
Thursday – Saturday | February 21st – 23rd | Time Varies
Columbia College Chicago | 623 S Wabash Ave | Free
The 2019 Black Arts Festival at Columbia College Chicago is an affirming, community space for Columbia students and faculty who identify within the African Diaspora to share work and critically engage with each other through roundtable discussions, audience interaction, and collaboration. The Festival is the first event of it’s kind since 1968, and is curated entirely by Black students and alumni. For a full festival schedule, visit Columbia College Chicago.
Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month
Thursday | February 21st | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Macy’s State Street | 111 North State St | Free
Join Macy’s at the iconic Marshall Fields State Street location for Black History Month. Felicia Lawrence from WCIU’s The Jam will lead a
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!