This weekend, celebrate beauty, fashion, and technology at Macy’s Black History Month celebration in the Loop. Learn how to make tradition dumplings as you celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown. Walk to change the lives of over 2,800 women experiencing homelessness in Chicago with Sarah’s Circle. Watch as Navy Pier turns into a giant kaleidoscope at the Prismatica art installation opening. These events and plenty more to enjoy this weekend in Chicago. Check out the latest Weekend Seekers Guide below!
Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month
Thursday | February 15th | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Macy’s on State Street | 111 N. State Street. | Free
Macy’s is proud to celebrate Black History Month by honoring Chicago’s innovators and visionaries for a discussion and Q&A with Chicago’s African-American pioneers. Speakers of the event include Windy City Live’s Val Warner, Chairwoman of WVON Radio Melody Spann Cooper, Brand Manager of Luster Products Inc Resa B. Luster, and Co-founder/CEO of Black Tech Mecca Fabian Elliot. The discussion will also feature a reception featuring live paintings, hair-care demonstrations, mini make-overs, plus more. RSVP for your ticket to the celebration of African-American beauty, art, and technology here.
UNIQLO x 1871: Improving Inclusion at Work
Thursday| February 15th | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
UNIQLO| 830 N Michigan Ave. | Free
The Japanese based fast-fashion label shows shoppers that it is more than just a place for clothing, but a place for all things involving every aspect of your lifestyle. This month, the company have teamed up with 1871 for free workshops and panels. This weeks topic focuses on strategies that help to create a more inclusive and diverse environment in the workplace. To reserve your spot at this event, visit the website here.
2018 Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner
Saturday | February 17th | 3:00 p.m.
Hing Kee |2140 South Archer Ave. | $35 – $40
To celebrate the upcoming Year of Dog, the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute (CCCI) will host their 14th Annual Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner. The event has become one of the most recognized traditions of the Chicago Chinese new year celebration. The dinner will feature storytelling, dumpling making, authentic Chinese cuisine, and much more. Limited seating is available. Be sure to register for this weekend’s event by grabbing your tickets here.
Chicago Lenten Fish Fry
Fridays | February 16th – March 30th| Time Varies
Location Varies | Price Varies
The Chicago Lenten Fish Fry Club was founded by a group of Midwesterners looking for the best fish fry’s, during lent each and every year in Chicago. Their list features eight restaurants that serve both food and entertainment, at a great price, leading up til the Easter holiday weekend. Check out their guide to fish Fridays in Chicago by heading over to chicagofishfry.tumblr.com.
Winter Walk 2018
Sunday | February 18th | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Truman College | 1145 W Wilson Ave. | Free
There are approximately 2,800 single women who are experiencing homelessness in Chicago, Sarah’s Circle is on a mission to change that. Join Sarah’s Circle, the non-profit organization committed to serving homeless or at risk women with daytime services during their annual winter walk this Sunday. Supports can contribute to fundraising, making a donation, or walk with the organization during the event. To find out more about the organization and how you can get involved with this weekend’s event by checking out their event page.
Prismatica Grand Opening
Friday | February 10th | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Metro Chicago | 3730 N Clark St. | Free
Make your way to Navy Pier this weekend for the grand opening of a the Prismatica art installation. The interactive exhibition is composed of 25 pivoting prisms, standing more than six feet tall, transforming the Polk Bros Park( the space in front of Navy Pier’s front entrance) into a giant kaleidoscope. Get your Instagram-worthy photos before anyone else at this Friday’s opening event. More details on the installation are available here.
Friday | February 16th | 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall + Schubas | 3159 N Southport Ave. | $15
OSHUN is an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo with an eclectic and conscious sound like that of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. The songstress will be performing this Friday, with Champaign-based duo Mother Nature setting the tone as their opening act. These ladies are definitely bringing an incredible energy to the music industry. Check out their songs Sango and Stay Woke to get an even better understanding of their music. Ticket sales to this weekend’s show available here.
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