This weekend, get summertime Chi wardrobe ready by stocking up on graphic tees and more at the Threadless sample sale. Make your way to the city’s Southwest side for Mole de Mayo. #SupportCPS along with Northwestern University’s student group and Social Works with charity and fashion. Celebrate the revolutionary musical genre born right here in Chicago at the Chicago House Music Festival in the Loop. These events, and so many more to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
Threadless Sample Sale
Saturday | May 26th | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Threadless | 406 N Sangamon St. | Free
Threadless HQ is hosting their biggest sample sale, and you are cordially invited. Make your way to the online retailer’s local office in the West Loop for all-you-can-fill event. Get a Threadless shopping bag for $20 and fill it with as many tees and Buckfeet shoes than you can fill. Saturday’s inventory will feature over 1000 archival t-shirts from over the last 18 years, Bucketfeet shoes, as well as sample tees, accessories, and home decor. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope for the Day( an organization that raises awareness about mental health and suicide prevention). To get more details on this event, be sure to check out the event page.
Style of Sound
Thursday | May 24th | 7:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Celeste | 111 W Hubbard St. | Free
Join Celeste and Disco for fashion, music, cocktails, and dancing for the Second Annual Style of Sound, a music festival-inspired fashion presentation, and event styled by Elizabeth Margulis of Big Hair Big City. The fashion-forward event will showcase one-of-a-kind looks reflecting the music featured at Chicago’s top music festivals, modeled by some of the top influencers in the city. RSVP for this fashion-forward event by visiting the event website.
Smokin’ Pork in the Park
Thursday | May 24th| 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Park Grill | 11 North Michigan Ave. | $45 – $90
The 2nd Annual Smokin’ in the Park brings together over a dozen of the best BBQ restaurants and pit-masters in the city for a people’s choice baby back ribs competition. The BBQ filled event will take place at Millenium Park. Tickets to the event get you unlimited baby back ribs, as well as complementary sides such as mac & cheese, cornbread, and slaw. Grab your tickets by visiting the event website.
Mole De Mayo
Friday – Sunday | May 25th -27th | Time Varies
Ashland Ave. & W. 18th St. | Free
Mole de Mayo is one of the city’s most highly anticipated festivals of the season. Thousands of locals and visitors make their way to Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood for a mole showdown, determining whose version of the Mexican staple is the best in the city. The outdoor festival will also feature food vendors, an open Mercado/Market, two stages of full of live music, plus lucha libre wrestling. This free event is organized and benefits the Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, an organization serving the Pilsen neighborhood for over three decades. Learn more about Mole de Mayo along with the full schedule of weekend events by visiting the event page.
#SupportCPS Fashion Show: Presented by Unity Fashion Group
Friday | May 25th | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
House of Vans | 113 N Elizabeth St. | $1
Unity Student Fashion Group, a student-led organization featuring fashion designers from the city’s local colleges and universities and Social Works, will host a fashion show to support Chicago Public Schools this Friday. The fashion show will not only feature the creative talents of five local designers but live musical performances, pro-skate features, food, and drinks, as well as student-designed merchandise. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Chance Arts & Literature Fund. #SupportCPS and the talented individuals participating in the event by grabbing your tickets to the fashion show here.
Arts & Culture:
Chicago House Music Festival
Friday – Sunday| May 24th – 26th | Time Varies
Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E Washington St. | Free
The house music festival in Millennium Park is a celebration of Chicago breed music and culture phenomena that you do not want to miss this weekend. The free event will showcase DJ’ and live performances of various sounds and styles of the Chicago born musical genre. In addition to the festival, the Chicago Cultural Center will also host a coinciding House Music Conference and Dance Summit. For more information on this event, visit Chicago House Music Festival.
WGHC Street Festival
Saturday | May 26th | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WGHC 98.3 | 4554 N Broadway Ave. | $5
Make your way to Uptown this weekend for the first annual WGHC Street Festival, Chicago’s 1st event Ghanian/ African radio station. The station will promote peace and non-violence in the community through a full day of community activities. Activities will include a jollof competition, live music, a DJ spinning competition, and vendor booths from local businesses.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I will be attending kicking off my weekend with the Style of Sound event at Celeste. The rest of the weekend I will be enjoying all of THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. Catch me hanging out by the lakefront, patio hopping, and enjoying a wonderful three-day weekend off. As always, stay seeking with me by following my Instagram at The Haute Seeker.