Two more months left in the year. How will you plan less and seek more? Start your month off right with this weekends guide. This weekend, start your pre-holiday shopping, for a friend (or yourself) at the Boozy Pop-Up Shop hosted by Urban Styles. Sample some of the best whiskey’s at one of the hottest rooftop bars in the city. Support survivors of domestic abuse with MAUVI – Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration in Rogers Park. Vibe out to your favorite local and globally recognized artists at the Red Bull Music Festival. Get more details on the best events worth seeking this weekend in the latest guide.
Boozy Pop-up Shop
Sunday | November 4th | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Black Lion Bar | 2434 N Milwaukee Ave. | Free
Shop the entire Urban Styles, a fashion-forward Chicago based brand. Shop the collection as you sip on some drinks and dance to the best hip-hop and R&B in all of Chicagoland. RSVP for the event here.
18th and Wood Turns Two
Saturday | November 3rd | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
18th & Wood | 1616 W 18th Pl. | Free
Celebrate the two-year anniversary of 18th and Wood. The fashion brand of reworked, repurposed, and vintage goods for men and women. The event will feature drinks, mani’s, a live DJ, bites, and of course clothes. For more details on this event, visit the event page.
Thanksgiving Baking with The Artisan Grain Collaborative
Saturday | November 3rd | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gourmet Gorilla | 1200 W Cermak Ave. | $35
Join Artisan Grain Collaborative members representing Laine’s Bake Shop and Floriole Cafe & Bakery for a morning of stepping out of the traditional Thanksgiving recipe box and into the AGC whole grain box. The food will highlight regional whole rye, corn, and wheat grains as we create pies, rolls, and savory pudding. Enjoy an evening of shared stories over shared treats while gaining insights into milling and the health benefits of whole grains for people and the planet. To register, visit the event page here.
Whiskey Festival at the Godfrey
Saturday | November 3rd| 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
I|O Godfrey Rooftop |127 West Huron St. | $40 – $50
Sip and sample bourbon, scotch & other whiskey’s from around the world at Chicago’s most well-known year-round River North rooftop bar. Tickets include three hours of whiskey tastings, giveaways and more. For tickets, visit the event page.
Survived and Punished Teach-In
Thursday | November 1st| 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
United Church of Rogers Park | 1545 W Morse Ave. | Free
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, Circles and invited guests from MAUVI – Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration will come together for an evening of teaching and learning. The evening will be part Teach-In, part Talking Circle centering story and resistance—discussing what it means to survive domestic violence What does it mean to survive domestic violence and be incarcerated as a result? Plus many more questions and answers on the topic. To learn more about this event, visit the Facebook page.
Arts & Culture:
39th Annual Muertos de la Risa
Friday | November 2nd | 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dvorak Park | Free
Rooted in Mexican tradition, Dia de Muertos serves as a joyous occasion to celebrate life and honor the memory of loved ones that have passed away. Join Elevarte Community Studio and other community organizations as they host the 39th Annual Dead of the Dead celebration. The event will feature activities, performances, street-level ofrendas, as well as a community procession that everyone in the community is welcomed to join. For more information on this event, check out the Facebook page.
Red Bull Music Festival Chicago
Thursday | November 3rd – 30th | Time Varies
Location Varies | 111 S Michigan Ave. | $10 – $50
Red Bull Music Festival Chicago celebrates the city’s rich musical culture by spotlighting its modern music landscape. See your favorite rising artists, legends, and more all month-long. Experience new and familiar music from your favorite local and globally recognized artists. For complete lineup details, visit Redbull Music.com.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I will be attending a couple of fun, fresh, and new events! Friday catch me at Chef’s Table. Saturday I will be catching up on sleep and blog related work. That evening I will make my way to Willis Tower’s Grand opening of the Metropolitan. The weekend overall should be very, very haute! Be sure to see what I am seeking on Instagram @The Haute Seeker.