This weekend in Chicago, your plans may be a little less green—but no less fun. From vintage clothing sales to sustainable food festivals, be sure to check out the full guide of things to do March 21st through the 24th in Chicago this weekend.
2AM Spring Cleaning
Saturday | March 23rd | 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Robey | 2018 West North Avenue | $0 – $15
Inspired by the Netflix series Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and her KonMari cleaning method—it is time to purge your closet, ditch those joy draining duds, and say hello to all the ‘new-to-you’ vintage gems that 2019 has to offer. 2:AM a local clothing store will host a rummage fashion sale. Your entry fee n exchange for a disposable bag which can be filled with as many items as it will fit. You also have the opportunity to donate your gently used clothing and accessories to receive 30% off the entry fee. There will be a selection of 2:AM Label clothing and decor available for purchase. For more details on the event and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.
Logan Square Vintage Clothing & Vinyl Record Sale
Friday | March 23rd & 24th | 11:00 a.m.
Logan Square Vintage Vinyl | 3224 W Armitage Ave. | Free
If you are looking for cool place to shop vintage clothing and vinyl in the city, look no further than the Vinyl Records and Vintage Clothing sale this weekend in Chicago. The stock includes 1000+ newly acquired records and clothing items. Find out how you can receive an additional 10% off your total purchase of these unique items by visiting the Facebook page.
Food + Drink:
A Fine Line
: Food, Film, and Female Heroes in Chicago
Thursday | March 21st | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
National Hellenic Museum | 333 S. Halsted St. | $45
Experience the award-winning film, A Fine Line, while honoring starring chefs in attendance, in honor of Women’s History Month. A Fine Line explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women hearing candid insights from world-renowned chefs. A personal story unfolds on a Greek American, small-town restaurateur on a mission to do what she loves while raising two kids and the odds stacked mightily against her. The event will feature
Good Food Festival 2019
Friday – Saturday | March 22nd – 23rd| Time Varies
UIC Forum | 725 W Roosevelt Rd. |$0 – $55
Join the conversation on traceable food, sustainability, and other good food practices at the 15th Annual Good Food EXPO in Chicago. The two-day event highlights a healthier— more environmentally sustainable and more economically dynamic food system. The Good Food Festival & Marketplace is a family-friendly day of inspiring speakers, tastings from food artisans, DIY workshops, chef demos, an interactive kids’ corner. The Good Food Marketplace will showcase over 100 farmers, artisanal food producers, retailers, other vendors, and nonprofit organizations — all designed to grow the Good Food movement. Eat, learn, and connect by registering to attend the FREE event here.
2019 One Inspired Evening
Saturday | March 23rd | 6:00 p.m.
Venue West |221 North Paulina St. | $125
One Inspired Evening is an annual fundraising gala supporting Inspiration Corporation, an organization that helps the homeless with programs that enable them to reach their fullest potential for self-sufficiency. The event includes an art auction, silent auction, raffle, and live music. All proceeds from the event go directly to supporting Inspiration Corporation’s mission of helping people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency. To attend the gala, visit the event page.
Arts + Culture:
Global Connections: Holi
Saturday | March 23rd | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Navy Pier | 1104 S Wabash Ave. | Free
Visit Navy Pier this March for Holi, a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.” Participate in the colorful Holi tradition. Colored powder is available while supplies last. The event will also feature a variety of live musical and dance performances. For more details, visit the Navy Pier.org.
Friday – Sunday | March 22nd – 24th | Time Varies
South Building-McCormick Place| 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. | $10 – $75
C2E2 (Chicago Comic Book and Entertainment Expo) C2E2 stands for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. It’s the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest. C2E2 espouses that all nerds need a place to call home. Whether you’re a fan of comic books, cosplay, video games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, wrestling, comedy, or anything else – C2E2 is your home for good and geeky times. Whether it is your first time visiting C2E2 or you are a veteran, get everything you need on the festival of fantasy, creativity, and wonder by visiting the C2E2 website.