Welcome to another weekend in the Chicago. This weekend, seek and alternative side of music at Rudio Fest, admire the show of slow fashion with Move/Repeat. Get rooted in Lincoln Square or make new friends for a cause at Floriole. Check out this weekend seekers guide that invites you to grow and know a little bit more of Chicago this first weekend in July.
Move/Repeat: An evening of dance, fashion & music
Friday |July 7th| 6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center |5020 S. Cornell Ave.| Free
The Hyde Park Art Center presents Move/Repeat, a collaboration with Production Mode, a collection of slow fashion designed by Chicago artist and designer Jamie Hayes. Jamie is also well known for her collaborative lingerie line Department of Curiosities. This Friday presentation along with Hayes will feature two Jackman Goldwasser Residents, current and previous. Move/Repeat is the premiere of Hayes’ newest collection, which incorporates a dance performance choreographed by Anna Martine Whitehead, set pieces by former resident artist Nuria Montiel and live electronic music by Damon Locks. The collection features five custom textiles made of a felted merino wool/cotton designed and woven in Chicago by the Weaving Mill in collaboration with Montiel’s own drawings. All pieces in the collection are designed, cut, and sewn in Chicago at Hayes’ atelier.
Pilsen ARTisan Market
Friday |July 7th| 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Pilsen Vintage and Thrift |1430 W.18th St.| Free
Pilsen Vintage will be hosting an ARTisan Markets all summer long in their parking lot. Stop by and support the local works of handmade goods, arts, crafts, apothecary and more. Check out vendors like The Surreal Rabbit, A.Addison, JAQUI ARTE and more. The market will be in conjunction with the first Friday art walks that take place in Pilsen all summer long. Get more vendor information and additional details here.
Square Roots Festival
Friday – Sunday |July 7th -July 9th| Time Varies
Lincoln Square|Montrose and Wilson| $10 Suggested Donation
Square Roots Festival combines the best of beer, food, music and more for a three-day celebration. More than 30 regional craft brews will be available at this fest along with living performances from over 50 bands, and of course, local eats from neighborhood restaurants such as Gather and much more. Get the full list of participating vendors, bands, and more at www.squareroots.org.
Friday |July 7th | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
wineHouse|3164 N. Broadway Ave.|Free
Support your local wine shop this first Friday. Indulge in wineHouse’s latest partnership with Vanille, the locally made French pastry shop. Enjoy macarons, free wine, and other delectable sweets. Attendees can also delight in in-store discounts to Vanille as well. Sounds pretty sweet!
Friends of Floriole: An Evening to Support Growing Power
Friday |July 7th| 4:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.
Floriole |1220 W. Webster Ave.| $10
Support Growing Power through an after-work food and drink session at Floriole. Growing Power will employ 200 teens and 150 head-start preschoolers at city farms this summer. A $10 donation gets you one drink ticket plus food and dessert options provided by Floriole, Our Pizza House, Honey Butter Fried Chicken and more! Get more details about the Friday night fundraiser here.
Friday – Sunday |July 7th – 9th| Time Varies
Addams/Medill Park |6401 S. Stoney Island Ave.| $59.98-$249.98
Looking for an alternative to the Taste of Chicago Festival and its musical lineup? Make your way west to Ruido Fest, a multi-day Latin-Alternative music festival. Founded in 2015, the inaugural event takes place in the Lower West Side neighborhood of Pilsen. This festival celebrates music from Puerto Rico to Venezuela. Grab your last minute tickets, get a full line-up and list of after party sets by visiting www.ruidofest.com.
Holiday at Vol. 39
Saturyday|July 8th| 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kimpton Gray Hotel|39 S. LaSalle St.| Free
HOLIDAY Jazz Series at the Kimpton Gray hotel features Kiara Lanier. Lanier integrates her love for contemporary art, holistic health and unifying people through her soulful and sultry, yet funky and innovative music. Vol. 39 is a callback to Chicago’s deeply rooted jazz history, frequently offering curated live music performances every first and third Saturday of every month. Get the full calendar of and more information on this weekends headlining artist here.
What I’m Seeking:
After a couple weekends away, I am finally back in the city. This weekend I will be out and about at a couple of festivals, volunteering, and dreaming and scheming per usual. As always, be sure to peep my IG for my weekend of seeking the city.
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