This weekend, shop the Night Market at the Ace Hotel, an evening that will showcase some of the city’s most well-known artisans. Try award-winning brews at Chicago Night Flights at Pier 31 at 31st Street Beach on the South Side. Learn how you can be apart of police reform and accountability with CPAC. Check out Chicago’s jazz scene throughout various neighborhoods; all in celebration of the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. All the details you need for the perfect weekend in Chicago. Check out the full weekend seekers guide below!
Thursday | August 23rd | 5:00 p.m.
Prairie at Ace Hotel Chicago | 311 N Morgan St. | Free
Make your way to the West Loop for an open-air market under the moon (hopefully) curated by Dovetail Chicago. The market seeks to deliver Moroccan vibes with a local twist. Check out over a dozen vendors under a midsummer moon. For more information, check out the event page here.
Afro Culture Pop Up Shop
Saturday | August 25th | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society |4249 N Lincoln Ave. | Free
The Afro Culture Pop-Up shop invites all the Kings and Queens to shop amazing unique African apparel, accessories and Kids clothes by Tribe of Dumo and Rahyma. All styles will be available from small to 4XL. Free parking will be available for the event. For more information visit the Afro Culture Pop-up Facebook page.
Chicago Friday Night Flights
Friday | August 24th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
31st Street Beach | 3101 S Lake Shore Dr. | $15
Chicago Friday Night Flights is partnering with Pier 31 to bring the party to the beach! Breweries from the South Loop, Bronzeville, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Pullman, and Beverly will pour their best creations, while Pier 31 provides the food and music. There will be a dozen breweries participating, for more information and to buy tickets to the event, be sure to visit the website here.
Taste of Greektown
Friday – Sunday | August 24th – 26th | Time Varies
400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren | Free
Hellenic pride will take center stage when this acclaimed annual culinary fest on Halsted Street in Chicago’s happening West Loop returns for its 29th year. Blending Old World traditions with a 21st-century freshness, the tantalizing food, and spirits from neighborhood eateries will again be the main attraction. There will also be plenty of music and entertainment including Greek bands and games for both kids and families. Opa! For more information, check out the event page.
Civilian Police Accountability Council Info Session
Thursday | August 23rd | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Women & Children First Bookstore | 5223 Clark St. | Free
Join the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) for an evening of learning about how police accountability is broken in Chicago, and the violence this causes. Find out ways in which you can help build the bridge between the Chicago Police Department and your community. To participate, visit the event page here.
Arts & Culture:
The 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival
Friday – Sunday | August 24th – September 2nd | Time Varies
Millennium Park |201 E Randolph | Free
The Chicago Jazz Festival celebrates 40 years of a historical appreciation and awareness for all forms of jazz with free, live musical performances taking place at Millenium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center, and this year, various neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. The extended event kicks off this weekend so be sure to take full advantage. For more info, including the complete lineup of artists and performances visit www.ChicagoJazzFestival.us
Friday | August 23rd | 8:00 p.m.
IO’s Mission Theater | 1501 N Kingsbury St. | Free
PREACH! is a combination of Spoken Word and Long-Form Improvisation. Established in 2016 and based in Chicago, Illinois, PREACH! trains their artistic voice on challenging apathy and promoting love and positivity through their art. Catch the must-see group in person this Friday. Grab some friends get a little gospel at this local event. Purchase tickets to the show here.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I am back to savoring all the fantastic food and drinks the city has to offer! Last weekend was such a treat, and I know this weekend will be the same. Be sure to catch it all be seeking with me on Instagram at The Haute Seeker.