This weekend in Chicago, shop unique local goods at Sauced Spring Night Market. Enjoy a mashup for vegan-based foods from around the nation all in one place, at Vegandale Festival. Find art, health, and wellness at the Monarch Art and Wellness Fair at the Hyde Park Art Center. Embrace culture and community with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. These events and more things to do in Chicago this weekend.
Sauced Spring Night Market
Thursday | June 20th| 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
House of Vans | 113 N Elizabeth St. | Free
Head to the House of Vans this month for the spring addition of SAUCED Night Market. The late night shopping event features over 50 local retailers, food makers, artisans, and vendors. In addition to the unique shopping, guests will also be surrounded by live art, music, and surprises only a SAUCED market could bring. Stay tuned on the full release of participating vendors and more details by visiting the website.
Pirillo x Iriduim: Fashion Show
Friday | June 21st | 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Prysm Nightclub | 1543 N. Kingsbury Ave. | $20
Join Iridium and Pirillo at their debut on PRYSM’s fashion runway as they feature a variety of their original designs and exclusive pieces. Pirillio and Iridium are both Chicago based brands that are stylish, comfortable, and affordable. In addition to the show there will be live DJ’s, passed champagne, and exclusive pop up shops. To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.
Food + Drink:
Vegandale Fest Chicago
Saturday | June 22nd | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Grant Park | 100 S Lake Shore Dr. | $10
Embrace the vegan lifestyle in Chicago this weekend at Vegandale Fest in Grant Park. The festival features over 100 of the best vendors from across North America will be available for one day only, dishing up incredible vegan food, drinks, and merchandise. The festival will also feature great music, stage entertainment, larger than life art installations and more. Tickets and a list of participating vendors are available on the website.
Ravenswood On Tap
Saturday | June 22nd – 23rd | Time Varies
Ravenswood and Berteau| $5 – $35
Ravenswood On Tap is a two-day craft beer festival featuring beer and spirits from local breweries from the Ravenswood neighborhood in Chicago. Lovingly known as “Malt Row”, the annual fest features craft beverages, food from some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants and food trucks, a well-known lineup of live music, and handmade goods from local retailers and artists. For more information on this crafty event—visit the website here.
Monarch Art and Wellness Fair
Saturday – Sunday | June 22nd – 23rd | Time Varies
Hyde Park Art Center | 5020 S Cornell Dr. | Free
The Hyde Park Art Center, in addition to its commitment to local art, will become a wellness center this weekend. The Monarch Art and Wellness annual fair is the first of its kind. The fair presents over 30 local vendors and offers an active roster of public programs on physical, mental, spiritual, and sexual wellness resources that are available throughout the city. Learn more about the fair that is free and open to all ages by visit the event page here.
Arts + Culture:
Passport Vibes: Afrobeat Street Festival
Saturday | June 22nd | 12:00 p.m.
The Promontory | 5311 South Lake Park Ave| Free
Get your passport stamped at Passport Vibes, an Afrobeat street festival in Hyde Park this weekend. The free festival features Afrobeat and African music from Chicago’s top local and international DJs. In addition to the music, which originates from West Africa, the festival will also include retail vendors, games, activities, a fashion show and much more! To attend, be sure to RSVP and groove to the sounds of this incredible music right here in Chicago.
Day of Action with Yo-Yo Ma
Friday | June 21st | Time Varies
Location Varies | Free
Yo-Yo Ma hits the streets of Chicago with a series of community-focused events across various communities this Friday. The highly acclaimed cellist kicks off a day of giving with the North Lawndale neighborhood through a beautification project. He will then make his way to Pilsen for a conversation on better and stronger communities at the National Museum of Mexican Art with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, author and activist Jahmal Cole, and artist Hailey Love. Finally, the artist will conclude his day at the Chicago Riverwalk as he joins members of theCivic Orchestra of Chicago for a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. Check out one or more of these events this Friday. All events are free and open to the public.
There is still more in store for June. Be sure to check out the June 2019 Events Guide to Chicago to see what else is happening in the city this month.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I will kick off my weekend by attending the Green Tie Ball in the West Loop. Saturday, I am kicking it with the Hampton vs. Howard crowd at the Chicago Classic, followed by a chill night with a few friends on the North Side. Sunday, I might just seek the city a little bit. Whatever I am up to, be sure to follow long @The Haute Seeker.
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