Weekend Seekers Guide: Things to Do January 31st – February 3rd

This weekend, kick off Black History Month in style with a fashion show from Kings Arise Clothing. Enjoy chicken, beer, and dancing with the community of Portage Park. Learn practical techniques of self-defense that empower the LGBTQ community. Warm up with friends and family at the first annual Hygge Fest. Check out the full details of things to do this first weekend in February. Need even more events? Be sure to check out the ultimate guide of big events happening in Chicago this February.


Fashion:

10th Annual Winter INDIE WED Wedding Show in Chicago

Saturday | February 2nd | 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Ravenswood Event Center | 4043 Ravenswood Ave. | $15 – $25

Image | Indie Wed Inc.

Help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Indie Wed Wedding Show this weekend in Chicago. Indie Wed, THE alternative bridal expo, will feature 100+ vendors from the Midwest and beyond, food tastings, musical performances, and much more. To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.

Kings Arise Clothing Fashion Gala

Saturday | February 2nd | 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.

The Lab On Lake | 3450 W Lake St. | $10 – $40

Image | King Arise Clothing

Kings Arise Clothing featured on the runway at NYFW (New York Fashion Week), Dear White People, and AfroPunk will host their 1st Fashion Gala that will kick off Black History Month 2019. The show will feature 40 models, live entertainment, and an amazing look into the world of one of Chicago’s leading up and coming fashion brands. To purchase tickets, visit the event page.

Food + Drink:

Super Bowl LIII Boycott Party

Sunday | February 3rd | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Delta | 1745 W North Ave. | $10 Donation

From a fashion show from King Arise Clothing to Hygge Fest in Andersonville—these are the best events to check out this weekend in Chicago.
Image | Amara Eniya

Come Super Bowl Sunday, get your game on the right way! Hang out with Mayoral candidate Amara Eniya, play some games, and boycott the Super Bowl at The Delta. Food and drinks specials will be available. This event is open to all ages (bring the kids!). For more details, visit the website.

2nd Annual Chicken and Beer Dance

Sunday | February 5th | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

2112 Chicago | 4245 N. Knox Ave. | $25 – $80

Image | Six Corners Association

Six Corners Association will transform 2112 Chicago into a honky tonk hub of fried chicken, craft beer, and dancing in an effort to raise money for the organization’s economic development efforts in Chicago’s Portage Park community. The event will feature live music by FOLK YEAH, a bluegrass band showcasing top radio hits, country-style cuisine from local restaurants, and a special beer-tasting from our craft breweries. Pick your favorite partners to attend as you choose your admission options, by visiting the event page here.

Community:

Self-Defense Workshop for the LGBTQ Community

Sunday | February 3rd | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Titan Gym | 2256 W Belmont Ave. | Free

Image | Titan Gym

Krav Maga is a self-defense system that encompasses a variety of techniques derived from Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, and Wrestling. It is a reality-based self-defense system that teaches techniques and principles to handle realistic hostile encounters of all kinds. The workshop will teach attendees a variety of practical techniques meant to empower and protect from different types of assaults. The class will be challenging, fun, and equip guest with life-saving skills. The free class is open to the public, be sure to RSVP today.

Arts + Culture:

Fire & Ice Winter Festival at Chicago Women’s Park 

Friday | February 1st | 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens |1801 S. Indiana Ave. | $5

Image | Chicago Park District

Enjoy roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, in-door skating in socks, create an art piece, go ice bowling & more this first Friday. The family-friendly event is perfect for getting the youth of all ages from active after a long week of being cooped up at home. Need more details on the event? Visit the website here.

Hygge Fest

Saturday & Sunday | February 2nd & 3rd | 8:00 a.m.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce | 5217 N Clark St. | Free

Image | Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

Be a part of Andersonville’s first Hygge Fest. The Danish concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah) refers to the ritual of embracing life’s simple pleasures. Feeling relaxed, cozy and surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, community and fire all encompass the idea of hygge. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is bringing a weekend of Hygge to Andersonville during the month of February when folks need a little warming up. For participating locations and promtions Hygge Fest, visit the website here. P


What I’m Seeking:

This weekend I will be attending my the Jazz Brunch and the first event of the year, as President of National Sales Network Chicago Chapter. And I am very excited! The rest of the weekend…I am not sure! Make sure you see what I am seeking by following my Instagram!


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