This weekend, shop the annual Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry show for the most unique vintage goods from around the country. Make your way to the Field Museum for the 2019 Chicago Beer Fest. Celebrate art, community, and giving back at the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit in Ravenswood. Enjoy 60 years of inspiring performances from the Alvin Ailey dance company during their annual spring showcase. See the full Weekend Seekers Guide of things to do in Chicago this weekend.
Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry
Friday – Saturday | March 8th – 9th | Time Varies
St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church | 5649 N. Sheridan Rd. | $8
The Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show has become a staple for the vintage fashion world and will be returning this month for its 3rd season. Over 50+ vendors will showcase vintage clothing, textiles, handbags, accessories and so much more. Experience the event by grabbing your tickets here.
Friday | March 8th | 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
1133 W Catalpa Avenue | 1133 W Catalpa Ave.| Free
Celebrate International Women’s Day in Edgewater. The Edgewater Crawl includes food tastings, drink samples and live pop up activations throughout the several businesses stops along Broadway’s southern end between Bryn Mawr and Berwyn. A portion of ticket sales for this event will be donated to GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution. Visit the website for participating women-owned businesses and to purchase tickets.
Food + Drink:
5th Annual Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Expo
Saturday – Sunday | March 9th -10th | Time Varies
Plumbers Hall | 1340 West Washington Blvd. | $16 – $25
Spend a day indulging in chocolate delights at the 5th Annual Chocolate, Wine, and Spirits Expo. One-hundred percent of the wine and spirits tasting net proceeds benefit The Holiday Heroes, who bring joy to hospitalized children. Your ticket includes continuous demonstrations, pairings, and talks. Free parking is available. For discounted tickets, visit my special link here.
2019 Chicago Beer Fest
Saturday | March 9th | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The Field Museum | 1400 South Lake Shore Dr. | $45 – $60
The Chicago Beer Festival will take place at the Field Museum for a one of a kind experience night at museum experience. The event will feature dozens of local and domestic breweries, sampling their spring seasonal beers alongside natural and historical wonders. Admission includes 40 taster vouchers as well as access throughout the museum, including ticketed exhibits. To purchase tickets, visit the event page.
12th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit
Friday | March 8th | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lillstreet Art Center | 4401 N Ravenswood Ave. | $125
Celebrate community, art, & giving at the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser. The event will take place at Lillstreet Art Center and will benefit First Slice, an initiative to fight hunger in Chicago. Tickets to the event include your choice of ceramic bowls, handmade and donated by Lillstreet artists, along with a serving of delicious soup. At the end of the event, you will leave with a unique piece of art—all while giving back to the Chicago community. Vegan & gluten-free options will be available. For more details on the event, visit the Facebook page.
Arts + Culture:
MOVEMENT: An Afternoon of Art + Activism
Saturday | March 9th | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Woman Made Gallery | 2150 S Canalport Ave. | $25
Join USNC for UN Women in partnership with Woman Made Gallery for a weekend brunch and learn, celebrating the impact of artistic expression and feminist social advocacy. Tickets include an interactive, all all-inclusive afternoon of discussion and
Wednesday – Sunday | March 7th – 11th | Time Varies
Auditorium Theater | 50 E Ida B Wells Dr. | $34 – $134
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Auditorium Theatre, at Roosevelt University this month for their annual spring performance series. The company, known for changing the perception of American dance, will feature six different performance this year, including several inspiring new works, as well as Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations. Grab specially priced tickets for a weekday show by making your way over to the event page. For even more details on the 60th Anniversary performances, be sure to visit Auditorium Theatre.org.