This weekend, we unite as one city and one nation. Explore the craftsmanship from handmade artisanal goods to high-end jewels. Experience authenticity from both black and brown food cultures. Smash White Supremacy and build up artists comradery. Be active in the community of Chicago this weekend in some form or fashion. See the full seekers guide below.
Saturday |August 19th| 12:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.
Empty Bottle |1035 N. Western Ave.| Free
GirlPinGang Witchin Weekend is comprised of over 25 different vendors from all over the world. The pop-up market will feature pins, patches, jewelry apparel and other accessories from a squad of female founders. The first 50 shoppers will receive gift bags full of goodies. Food vendors and a live DJ will be onsite as well! Get the full list of vendors participating in the event by heading over to the group’s Facebook page.
The Bronze Age
Thursday|August 17th| 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Neiman Marcus |737 N. Michigan Ave.| Free
Discover the new Pure Form collection from David Yuram, launching this Thursday exclusively at Neiman Marcus. Sip and shop this luxury designer jewelry on the Magnificent Mile. RSVP by calling 312.642.5900.
Tacos y Tamales Festival
Friday – Sunday |August 17th – 20th| Time Varies
16th & Peoria| $5 donation
The 2nd Annual Tacos y Tamales Festival is happening this weekend; another festival in Pilsen that you cannot miss! Tianguis is an open air market or bazaar that is traditionally held on certain days in a city or town in Mexico and Central America. The deeply rooted market is the inspiration behind Tacos y Tamales fest. Like the traditional Mexican market, Tacos y Tamales will feature an array of vendors, live music, interactive dance performance, and of course, authentic tacos and tamales for all to enjoy.
Taste of Black Chicago
Saturday |August 19th| 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
National Center of the Nation of Islam|7351 South Stony Island Ave.| Free
The very first Taste of Black Chicago is taking place this weekend. The showcase is a groundbreaking opportunity to highlight black restaurateurs, chefs, cooks, caterers and more. Launched by Toure Muhammad a local foodie and journalist who is the founder of Black Chicago Eats. The community gathering will feature everything from soul food to Belizian cuisine and everything in between. Admission is free; however, prices will vary by vendor. Get your taste buds ready with by checking out the list of suppliers ahead of time.
Social Justice Practice Series – Smashing White Supremacy
Saturday |August 19th-20th| 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Chicago Freedom School |719 S. State St.|$15 – $35
Over the past week, racism, political conflicts, violence, has ignited conversations and action across our country. The Chicago Freedom School is an organization that strategically prepares adults and youth for these types of discussions to incite change. This weekend’s workshop will be one of strategy and reflection for people of color to explore the myth of white supremacy and its psychological, cultural, social, and economic impacts on their lives Both breakfast and lunch will be provided for this facilitated and powerful session. Tickets are offered on sliding scale. Purchase yours today here.
Arts + Culture:
Glenwood Ave Arts Fest
Saturday & Sunday |August 19th-20th| 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
6900 – 7100 N. Glenwood Ave.| Free
The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is a weekend-long arts festival featuring 100+ artists, open studios, live entertainment on three outdoor stages. The festival features an array of arts from all disciplines including music, theater, photography, and more. The 16th annual festival takes place in the very diverse neighborhood of Rogers Park. Admission is free. Learn more about Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest(GAAF) community by heading over to their website.
South Side with You
Saturday |August 19th| 7:30 p.m.
Dusable Muesum|740 E. 56th Place| Free
Let us all reflect on a time before the Obamas were the Obamas. Before Michelle and Barak became one and we were all in a much happier place than we are in the present day with the 44th President and his incredible family. South Side with You, The 2016 American biographical romantic drama, recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when Barak Obama met Michelle Robinson. This flick of the country’s most influential first family is the perfect summer time film to catch for free, ironically, on the South Side at the DuSable Museum.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend I’ll be back home in Dayton, Ohio. Don’t know if I will have too much time to explore my city, but hopefully, I will. Be sure to set watch out for the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon as well, it is sure to be something! See what I am seeking from home and when I roam as always on Instagram @thehauteseeker.
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