This weekend, celebrate the one year anniversary of the women-owned directory, Bossy Chicago. Get a taste of the best Filipino food the Midwest has to offer at Kultura Festival. Support mental health through hip-hop. Experience the 60th Annual Air and Water Show. These events, plus more things to do in Chicago this weekend. Check out the full weekend seekers guide below!
Celebrate Bossy Chicago’s 1st Birthday!
Saturday| August 18th| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Standout Style Boutique| 3353 S Morgan St. | Free
Join Bossy Chicago for a one-year celebration of the women-owned business directory. The directory has grown to over 300 local businesses connecting fellow feminist shoppers, makers, and entrepreneurs from all over the city. The online resource will have a pop-up at Standout Style Boutique so you can shop the Bossy apparel alongside Standout Style’s gorgeous clothing and accessories. Of course, drinks and cake will be served! For more details be sure to check out the event page here.
Color Crush Chicago
Thursday | August 16th | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Underground | 56 West Illinois St. | Free
Join Creme of Nature and our four newest Color Crushes as they #ShineInColor on this Thursday. Don’t miss the BIG REVEAL, which will feature hair care tips, food, fun, and surprises. Come ready to have a great time with your favorite beauty influencers and hair care brand! Register for this event here.
Tastemaker Chicago presented by Capital One
Friday – Sunday | July 20th – 22nd | Time Varies
Revel Fulton Market | 1215 West Fulton Market | $65
Bringing together a curated selection of Chicago’s finest chefs, restaurants, and artisans, Tastemaker is the ultimate collaborative food festival showcasing the city’s very best food and drink. Taste your way around a truly immersive food-hall over 40 restaurants and producers, where renowned local and national chefs collaborate to produce unique, one-off menus. Sign up for one of the four sessions before they all sell out. Grab your tickets here.
Kultura Festival 2018
Sunday | August 19th | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Emporium Logan Square | 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave. | $0 – $15
Kultura Festival is back for its fourth year this weekend. The festival aims to highlight the best in Filipino American food and arts in Chicago, the Midwest, and beyond. Kultura Festival will showcase Chicago-based Filipino American chefs from well-known local and regional restaurants. With over a dozen food vendors and two exclusive Filipino- inspired beers from Sketchbook Brewing Co., this year’s culinary options will be the most extensive ever. For more information and to purchase tickets to the modern festival, visit the website here.
Hip-Hop Meets Mental Health
Thursday | August 16th | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
REFUGE Live!| 416 South Clark St. | Free
Come to hear some of the best musical talents in Chicago and support, Just A Mile Away Mental Health Services Inc., an organization focused on helping those facing the challenges of mental illness. The event will feature live acts performing R&B, Hip Hop & Soul. Get more details on this event here.
Arts & Culture:
Bronzeville Summer Nights
Friday | August 17th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
47th between King Drive and Cottage Grove | Free
Bronzeville Summer Nights is back for its August series of their annual neighborhood event. The experience includes live performances, a bike tour, trolley experiences, plus corridor activation which will include over a dozen local businesses. Get more details on by checking out the event page.
60th Annual Water Show
Saturday – Sunday | August 18th -19th | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
North Avenue Beach | 1600 N Lake Shore Dr. | Free
The 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, is one of the largest free admission events of its kind. The Chicago Air & Water Show is proud to present these 2018 headliners: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs. The popular lakefront event features a wide variety of military and civilian aerial demonstration teams with daredevil pilots performing their stunts in the skies above Chicago. For more information visit Chicago Air and Water Show.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I am all for trying some new things! So far, I plan on grabbing dinner at a new restaurant in Wicker Park. Sunday I will be experiencing the Air and Water Show as well as Kultura Festival. Two new things that I have never tried since living in Chicago. My Thursday and Saturday plans are still up in the air, but I know I will find something to do. Be sure to stay seeking with me by following me on Instagram at The Haute Seeker.