Last weekend you explored handmade goods and dined at TBD locations. This weekend, celebrate the opening of a new fashion boutique in West Town with TWENTYFORTYEIGHT. Make your way to Goose Island for a sausage making workshop. Spread the warmth with Tiesta Tea in the West Loop. Check out the Blood Moon from 96 stories at the Hancock’s 360 Observatory. Check out the full guide of things to do this weekend in Chicago below!
Americana Capsule Release
Friday | January 18th | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
TWENTYFORTYEIGHT | 2048 W Chicago Ave. | $0 – $15
TWENTYFORTYEIGHT the newest clothing boutique in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago will host a grand opening of their new store this weekend. They will showcase a 5 piece collection that will be for sale titled, “The Americana Capsule.” Learn more about the event and how you can be apart of the grand opening. Visit the event page here.
Third Annual Allure Fashion Show
Friday | January 18th | 6:30 p.m.
West Loop |1140 West Monroe St.| $15 – $60
Celebrate all that is fashion and style worthy while fundraising for a good cause this weekend at the Allure Fashion Show. The third Annual fashion show is a fundraiser to raise awareness in the community about human trafficking. It is a unique show where everyone is welcomed. The theme this year is “Driving Out Human Trafficking,” and the event will be held in a luxury car garage in the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago. Join as volunteers model designs of Chicago designers and local boutiques. To attend this fashionable event all for a cause, visit the event page here.
Food + Drink:
La Bestia Dinner
Thursday | January 17th | 6:00 p.m.
Portsmith| 660 N State St. | $100
Beer & Butchering
Sunday | January 20th | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Goose Island | 1800 North Clybourn Ave. | $35
Join Goose Island for an interactive sausage-making demo lead by Rob Levitt of The Butcher & Larder Rob will be your Sherpa on this sausage 101
Spread the Warmth 2019 hosted by the Tiesta Tea Foundation
Thursday | January 17th | 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Galleria Marchetti | 825 West Erie St. | Free
Spread the Warmth is an event held by the Tiesta Tea Foundation every January to provide warmth and everyday necessities to our fellow Chicagoans in need. Each year, volunteers from across our community gather together to pass out hot tea and Warmth Kits filled with food and warm clothing items to those in shelters, soup kitchens and on city streets. Fill out these forms to volunteer, donate warmth items or visit our GoFundMe to donate.
Arts + Culture:
South Side Speculations
Friday | January 18th | 6:00 p.m.
Arts Incubator | 301 E Garfield Blvd. | Free
South Side Speculations grew out of a two-year intergenerational collaboration among Chicago-based high school students, arts and humanities scholars, and practicing artists and storytellers. It investigates the impact of structural violence on health and wellness across the South Side, with a particular focus on Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. For more information on this unique exhibit, visit the event page.
Super Blood Moon
Sunday | January 20th| 8:00 p.m.
360 Chicago | 875 N. Michigan Ave. | $11.50
View this month’s super blood moon from 94 floors above the city. The eclipse officially begins at 8:35 p.m., but becomes more noticeable at 9:33 p.m. when the lower left portion of the moon starts to darken. The partial eclipse continues for over an hour. The totality of the lunar eclipse begins at 10:40 PM and lasts for about an hour. The moon will appear a deep reddish-orange color, hence the term “blood moon.” The total eclipse ends at 11:43
What I’m Seeking:
It’s my birthday weekend Chicago. I don’t have much planned but I will do something interesting. I am so thankful to continue seeking another year on this earth with you. Feel free to show me some