This weekend is the last full weekend of March. This month was all about recognizing women for their accomplishments and huge contributions to the world. We continue the celebration of events led by girls who run the world this weekend through charitable events, art showcases and more!
Volume 1 by S.A.M The Label
Saturday |March 25th| 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
Concord Fifty Five |1355 W Concord Place| $15-20
Get wardrobe ready with the launch of S.A.M The Label’s spring ’17 collection. S.A.M The Label is a Chicago-based Ready to Wear brand created by Sonseeahray McHenry. The label is all about the fit and fabric for women, taking pride in creating garments that flatter women of any shape and size. Be the first to view this collection this Saturday. Tickets available here.
Make Your Own Backpack
Thursday |March 23rd| 6:00 p.m-8:30 p.m.
Lost Arts |1001 North Branch Ave.| $65
Feeling Creative? In the mood for some DIY? Look no further than the fashion workshops hosted by Lost Arts. Join Lost Arts and Runway Addicts for a Make your own backpack class. Get a little crafty with your Thursday as experts take you through and intermediate sewing class. Attendees will receive a copy of the pattern so they can continue making the stylish piece at home. Spots are still available! Register here.
Eat, Drink, Donate: A Benefit for RefugeeOne
Sunday |March 26th| 2:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.
Spilt Milk |2758 W. Fullerton Ave.| $20
Eat something good. Do something good. Grab your friends for a feel good Sunday Funday to raise money for Refugee One, the largest full-service organization in Illinois that provides resources to refugee families from around the world who make Chicago their new home. Tickets are good for one cocktail at Spilt Milk as well as a buffet from the female-founded, Syrian-American caterer Honeydoe. Raise awareness as you raise a glass for this good cause. Tickets available here.
Earth Hour at Volo Wine Bar
Saturday |March 25th| 7:00 p.m-10:00 p.m.
Volo Restaurant Wine Bar |2008 W. Roscoe St.| price varies
Turn out the lights, and light a candle, for earth hour this Saturday. Volo wine bar will be joining citizens in over 60+ countries for Earth hour, the global effort to raise awareness about the obvious climate change impacting the planet. The annual event at one of the Best Wine Bars in Chicago(Thrillist), will offer a full menu along with 30 boutique wines along with artisanal cheese and desserts. The dining experience will be completely candle by candle light after 8:30 p.m. CST. A great event for romancing your date while helping to save the planet at the same time. Make your reservation here.
3rd Annual Fundraiser Never Go Without
Saturday |March 25th| 2:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Chicago Party Animals Loft |1133 W. Fulton Market| $25
As a woman, it’s hard to imagine not having the resources to take care of Aunt Flow’s monthly visits. Unfortunately, many women have to go without. Jesseca Rhymes is on a mission to change that. Never Go Without is an initiative to provide women and girls in the need with pads, tampons and incontinence supplies. The 3rd Annual Fundraiser will raise funds for the organization that helps women never go without feminine care products. Learn more about the organization and how you can help other women Never Go Without here.
Friday |March 24th| 8:00 p.m
Metro Chicago |3730 N.Clart St.| $16-$21
Vibe out to sounds from local artists hosted by the Vocalo, Chicago’s Urban Alternative radio. Their Closed Session event will feature emerging hip-hop artists like Kweku Collins and Kipp Stone who are bringing their own style to the heavily influence-trap music scene. Check them out for yourself, live at the Metro. Tickets available here.
Hypnagogia Artist Talk
Sunday |March 26th| 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Pilsen Outpost |1958 W. 21st St.| Free
Hypnagogia is an all female artists group show that focuses on the artist’s exploration and intimate reflections of the subconcious. The artist talk will feature all four artists, Kawaii Suga, Lina Caro, Anelly Vazquez, Vivian Le as they share more about the inspiration and stories behind their pieces. Check out the work soon, the show closes at the end of this month.
What I’m Seeking:
Friday is supposed to be beautiful! Not sure what I have planned for the 70-degree temperatures, but I am sure it will have something to do with an outdoor patio of some kind. Saturday I will be in Hyde Park for the early part of my day and may swing by the Silver Room and Sir & Madam to add some pieces to my spring wardrobe. My Saturday afternoon will be spent at the highly anticipated day part, Hennypalooza. Who knows if I’ll be able to recover after that! Sunday my goal is to drop by the Pilsen Outpost for the Hypnagogia artist talk and see what the rest of the day has in store from there! As always, catch me on @Instagram for my weekend stories.
Enjoy your weekend fellow seekers!