Weekend Seekers Guide: Things to Do January 17th -20th

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

Image | Allure Fashion Show

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

Image | Portsmith

Dine at Portsmith this Thursday for a special six-course dinner bringing awareness to the contributions of immigrants. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail and performance by the Benito Juarez Community Academy mariachi band. Following the entertainment, the first course will be served at 6:30 pm with a folkloric dance performance halfway through the dinner. Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to Benito Juarez Community Academy located in Pilsen. For additional information about the La Bestia Dinner, please visit portsmithchicago.com or please call (312) 202-6050.

Beer & Butchering

Sunday | January 20th | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Goose Island | 1800 North Clybourn Ave. | $35

Image | Goose Island Brewing

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 journey. Learn how to make your own sausage, get recipes from Goose Island’s meat guru, Jesse Valenciana and chefs Henry Pariser & Rudy Vargas from the Clybourn pub. Attendees will be treated to 3 different encased meat treats throughout the event, be sent home with a couple of sausage links made on-site and a cool Goose Island growler to wash them down with. For more details on the event, visit the event page.


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

Image | Tiesta Tea

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 volunteerdonate 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

Image | Arts Incubator

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

Image | 360 Chicago

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 p.m., and the partial eclipse is finished at 12:51 a.m on January 21st. Cross your fingers for clear skies for this can’t miss view. To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.

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 b-day love and see what I am seeking on my Instagram!

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