This weekend, find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the dapper love in your life at JoJayden in Hyde Park. Try over 150 different ciders from around the world at Cider Summit at Navy Pier. Check out the latest concept cars and newest rides at the Chicago Auto Show. Check out the full details of things to do this weekend in Chicago.
JoJayden Valentine’s Day Experience
Saturday – Sunday | February 9th – 10th | 1:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
JoJayden| 1457 E 53rd St. | Free
Shop for the dapper love in your life at menswear mecca, JoJayden this weekend. The Hyde Park-based boutique invites you to stop by, sip and shop for your sweetheart a special V-Day shopping experience – February 9th & 10th. Opened in 2016, JoJayden has quickly become a destination for Chicago’s best dressed and portal for unique and sophisticated styles for men. Shop the popular & unique styles of JoJayden’s all-new ready-to-wear winter clothing line this Valentine’s Day. For more information on this event, visit the website.
MADE Handmade Art Market
Sunday | February 10th | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Morgan MFG | 401 N Morgan St. | Free
MADE is a carefully curated one-day experience showcasing everything handmade. Come see, taste, drink, try on, buy, and enjoy! Find gifts for yourself and your love just in time for Valentine’s Day. For more details, visit the event page.
Food + Drink:
Cider Summit Chicago
Saturday | February 9th | 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Navy Pier | 840 E Grand Ave. | $40 – $50
The region’s largest cider festival returns to Navy Pier this weekend. The 7th Annual Cider Summer Chicago features 150 ciders, cider cocktails, and apple spirits. General Admission tickets for the event includes a souvenir tasting glass, 16 tasting tickets and a $1 donation to Heartland Alliance. Purchase advanced tickets here.
Saturday | February 9th | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory | 300 N Central Park Ave. | Free
Discover tropical treats and taste your way through the fruits and vines of the Garfield Park Conservatory. This family-friendly event allows you to try some sweet treats while learning about plants in our collection such as chocolate, vanilla, banana, papaya and more. This event is FREE with a $5 suggested donation and open to all ages. For more details, check out the event page.
Volunteering Untapped – February Event
Saturday | February 9th | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club| 5480 S Kenwood Ave.| Free
Volunteering Untapped partners with a different nonprofit organization in Chicago on the second Saturday of every month, then spends the afternoon at a local bar for food, drinks, networking and fun with everyone who volunteers event. This month, they will partner with the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, an organization that provides high-quality childcare, academic support, and enriching activities for infants to teens of diverse backgrounds so that they are able to learn, grow, and thrive. Join Volunteering Untapped this weekend by visiting the event page here.
Arts + Culture:
2019 Argyle Lunar New Year
Saturday | February 9th | 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Uptown United | 4753 N Broadway Ste. 822 | Free
The annual Argyle Lunar New Year Parade is a decades-old Uptown tradition celebrating the start of the new Lunar Year. Kick off the YEAR OF THE PIG with music, colorful lion dances, entertainment, and more with Alderman Harry Osterman, Uptown United, and the Argyle business community. Join the processional of local groups, floats, starting near the Argyle “L” stop. Bring the whole family for this neighborhood event. Check out the event page for more details.
Chicago Auto Show
Saturday – Monday | February 9th – 18th | Time Varies
McCormick Place | 2301 S King Dr. | $0 – $13
The nation’s largest auto show features nearly 1,000 different vehicles of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, experimental and concept cars. For more details visit Chicago Auto Show.com.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I will kick off my weekend with a little fine dining in the Gold Coast. Saturday, I am off to the suburbs to support a fellow creative and Alum’s art show! I haven’t ventured into a new neighborhood lately. Maybe I will add that to my weekend as well! As always, see what I am seeking by following me on Instagram!