This weekend, find some of the best vintage goods at Randolph Street Market. Dine on can’t miss deals from some of the city’s most reputable restaurants during Chicago Restaurant Week. Get to know a few leading ladies in the local music scene, during Circus Mag’s Women in Music event at Soho House. Test your stamina at the annual Step of for Kids event at the Aon Center. See the latest in unique events happening in Chicago with this week’s weekend seekers guide.
Randolph Street Market Passions and Vanities
Saturday – Sunday | January 27th – 28th | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Plumbers Market |1340 W Washington Blvd.| Price Varies
Randolph Street Market brings you “Passions & Vanities” this weekend in the West Loop. The winter show features great finds from 125 vendors selling everything from art to vintage fashion, artisanal foods and much more. Buy your tickets online and save a couple of bucks. More details and ticket sales available here.
Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar
Sunday | January 28th | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Promontory | 5311 S Lake Park Ave.| Free
Brunch, shop, and vibe this Sunday at this month’s Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar. The indoor event features dozens of neighborhood artists, food makers, and DIY-ers. Find a diverse set vendors selling goods that everyone is sure to enjoy. Check out the full list of vendors for this month’s market by heading over to the event page.
Chicago Restaurant Week
Sunday – Saturday | January 26th – February 8th | Time Varies
Location Varies | $22 – $55
Make plans to adjust your diet this weekend because it’s what foodies everywhere have been waiting for: restaurant week. The 14-day event features over 370 participating restaurants offering multi-course prix fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch or lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner. Make reservations early to grab a seat at some of the city’s most notorious and notable restaurants. I’ve narrowed down my personal ‘haute’ list of places that I definitely want to try including Bistronomic, Tanta, Fifolet, Bronzeville Bistro, and Osteria Langhe. Make your own guide by checking out the list of participating restaurants and their menu previews available here.
Vegan Eat and Greet
Sunday | January 26th | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Laz Energy Worxs | 2237 S Michigan Ave. | $25 – $30
Keep your new year’s resolutions going with a vegan “eat and greet” hosted by Lax Energy Worxs. Lax Energy Worxs is a South Side-based wellness club that provides members with energy-focused initiatives that elevate the inner self. Activities include access to licensed therapists, yoga instructors and more. Join them this weekend for their monthly event that focuses on healthier alternatives to foods you love. See what’s on the menu, plus more event details available here.
Aon Step Up Kids
Sunday| January 28th | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Aon Center | 200 E Randolph St. | Free
Want to put your stamina to the test? You can this weekend for the 2018 Step up For Kids at the Aon Center. Thousands across Chicagoland will join together to climb 80 floors to the top of the Aon Center, on Chicago’s tallest buildings, all to raise life-saving funds for the patients and families of the Lurie Children’s Hospital. Post-climb, complimentary food, and beverages will be served along with a spectacular view of the city from the Mid-America Club. To sign up or learn more about the event visit, luriechildrens.org/stepup
Women in Music
Friday | January 26th | 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Soho House |113 N Green St. | Free
Join Chicago based media publication, Circus Mag, as they celebrate the release of their second print issue. They will be celebrating some of their favorite women in music with live performances and an intimate panel discussion. RSVP for your spot at this event with some of Chicago’s leading ladies in the music industry. More details and event registration here.
Rethinking the American Prison Movement
Saturday | January 27th | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores|5751 S Woodlawn Ave. | Free
Explore the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system with the authors of “Rethinking the American Prison Movement,” Toussaint Losier and Michael C. Dawson. Losier is an Assistant Professor in the W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, while Dawson is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. The two will come together to discuss the history of American prisons and the struggles for justice still echoing in the present day. Be apart of this invaluable discussion by registering for the event here.
What I’m Seeking:
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that my birthday was one for the books! I enjoyed an amazing weekend surrounded by people that I love. Thank you for all of your birthday wishes and for seeking with me during my bday weekend. This weekend, I kick things off at school. Yep, I am back in school! Friday through Sunday my plans are up in the air, but I will be out and about. Sunday, catch me networking with the black blogger community at Renaissance in Bronzeville. Should be a great weekend. Be sure to check out my stories and more at The Haute Seeker.
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