Weekend Seekers Guide: Things to Do February 28th – March 3rd

This weekend, support Curl Mix during their Shark Tank watch party. Celebrate Mardi Gras in Chicago at Ina Mae Tavern. Enjoy hot toddy while supporting Sista Afya. Celebrate the power of women at the annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival. A curated guide of fun and unique things to do in the city—all at your fingertips. Check out the full details below.


Fashion:

CurlMix Shark Tank Watch Party + Pop Up Shop

Sunday | March 3rd | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

2345 S. Michigan Ave. | $5 – $10

CurlMix Shark Tank Watch Party featured in the Weekend Seekers Guide of Things to Do in Chicago Feb 28th through March 3rd on TheHauteSeeker.com
Image | Curl Mix

Join CurlMix, the locally owned and operated hair care line, for their Shark Tank Premiere and a talkback with the husband and wife team, CurlMix founders, Kim + Tim. Get the never heard before exclusive of the experience being on Shark Tank. Enjoy light refreshments, meet the CurlMix Team, and indulge in discounted CurlMix products. Tickets include the premire, a CurlMix Tote, free Pure Flaxseed Gel Sample, founders meet and greet and much more. To purcase tickets, visit the event page

Production Mode Fashion Presentation at the Sofitel Mag Mile

Sunday | March 3rd | 6:00 p.m.

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile | 20 E Chestnut Ave. | Free

Outfit by Jamie Hayes of Production Mode Flyer of Event featured on Thehaueseeker.com
Image | Production Mode

Join Production Mode at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile​ for a Fashion Presentation. Production Mode’s designer, Jamie Hayes, will present the Production Mode line and design process while models show pieces from the collection. Enjoy a fashionable presentation over champagne courtesy of Veuve Cliquot & small bites from Executive Chef John Taus. Select items will be available for purchasing after the show. For more detials on the event, visi the Facebook page.


Food + Drink: 

The Mardi Gras Pop-Up hosted by Chef Julius & Chef Brian Jupiter

Sunday | March 3rd | 5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ina Mae Tavern | 1415 N Woods | $100 – $125

flyer of Mardi Gras event at Ina Mae Tavern in Chicago as seen in the Weekend Seekers Guide of Things to Do in Chicago Feb 28th through March 3rd on TheHauteSeeker.com
Image | Ina Mae Tavern and A Tale of Two Chefs

Get a taste of New Orleans style flavored food this weekend at Ina Mae Tavern in Wicker Park. The Mardi Gras Pop-Up featuring two of Chicago’s top chef’s – Chef Julius Russell and Chef Brian Jupiter will blend their culinary talents for a feast like no other. RSVP for this one of a kind event by visiting the website here.

Pączki vs. King Cake: Battle of the Mardi Gras Pastries

Saturday | February 10th – 17th | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brü Chicago| 1562 N Milwaukee Ave. | $35

King Cake in the Weekend Seekers Guide of Things to Do in Chicago Feb 28th through March 3rd on TheHauteSeeker.com
Image | Atlas Obscura Society Chicago

In celebration of Fat Tuesday, join Atlas Obscura Society Chicago in Brü Chicago’s “speakeasy” for a round of pączki, king cake, and coffee. Pączki, king cake, one popular in the South and one in the Midwest, share many commonalities: Catholic underpinnings, the immigrant experience, dedicated feasting days, and backgrounds in gluttony and revelry. Come for education in cultural pasties, leave with recipes, festive beads, and more just in time for Fat Tuesday. To purchase tickets, visit the event page.


Community:

Hot Toddy Tea Party: A Sista Afya Fundraiser

Sunday | March 3rd | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2018 S Ashland Ave. | $30 – $35

Flyer Sista Afya Hot Toddy Tea Party Fundraiser featured in the Weekend Seekers Guide of Things to Do in Chicago Feb 28th through March 3rd on TheHauteSeeker.com
Image | Sista Afya

Partake in an affirming experience this Sunday. Sista Afya, an organization that supports African-American millennial women on their journey toward mental wellness will host a fundraiser event featuing hot spiked teas, an assortment of baked goods, participation in raffles, a complimentary gift bag, the opportunity to appreciate and purchase artwork by local Chicago artists, and the company of fantastic women. Register here for this ladies only event.


Arts + Culture:

Fulfilled Fantasies

Thursday | February 28th | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hokin Gallery | 623 S Wabash Ave. | Free

Fulfilled Fantasis at Columbia College Chicago photo by Adam Ouahmane featuring Valentine Addams flyer in weekend seekers guide of things to do in chicago february 28th - march 3rd on thehauteseeker.com
Image | Adam Ouahmane featuring Valentine Addams

Opening night of Fulfilled Fantasies: Contemporary Chicago Drag Works. The works in the exhibition survey the practice of drag in 2018 Chicago, documenting nascent drag performers to Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni. The show features over 30 works with by over a dozen Chicago artists for whom drag and gender illusion is their subject matter. Fulfilled Fantasies is hosted in the Hokin Gallery, a student-run gallery at Columbia College Chicago, and is curated by Kelly Boner, Columbia College graduate student. For more details on the show, visit the Facebook page.

Chicago Feminist Film Festival

Wednesday – Friday| February 27th – 28th | 8:00 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Film Row Cinema| 1104 S. Wabash Ave. | Free

Image | Chicago Feminist Festival

The Chicago Feminist Film Festival showcases independent, international films in inclusive public spaces for under-represented artists to share their work—particularly women, people of color, queer, and transgender folks, given their struggle for visibility in the mainstream film industry. Check out the complete schedule of films by visiting the website here. 


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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