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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Arts + Culture:
Thursday | February 28th | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Hokin Gallery | 623 S Wabash Ave. | Free
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
Chicago Feminist Film Festival
Wednesday – Friday| February 27th – 28th | 8:00 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Film Row Cinema| 1104 S. Wabash Ave. | Free
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!