This weekend, go underground for basement level buys at Underground Art Market. Have an unsilent night at the grand opening of Frosty’s Holiday Pop-Up bar. Make your dinner plans a little dimmer with Black Out Dinners. Explore home buying opportunities in Englewood, get moving with street style dance lessons from BraveSoul Movement. See below for things to seek all weekend long in Chicago.
Underground Art Market
Sunday |December 3rd| 1:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
C-Haus |1617 N Drake Ave.| Free
The 6th Annual Underground Art market features local independent artists and artisans that provide affordable, creative, and functional art. The day will be filled with art, music, food, and drinks created by passionate makers. Check out the participating vendors here.
Made in Chicago Holiday Market
Sunday |December 3rd| 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall |1340 W Washington Blvd. Ste 201| Free
Enjoy all things DIY from local Chicago makers at the Reader’s annual Made in Chicago Market event. Find gifts and stocking stuffers of every shape and size, and something for yourself as well at this holiday market. Both admission and parking for the event are free. For a full list of attending vendors, be sure to check out the event Facebook page.
Thursday |November 30th| 6:00 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Frosty’s A Christmas Bar |809 W Evergreen St.| $5 – $400
Be a kid again, in the most adult way possible. This Thursday the latest pop-up bar concept comes to town. Frosty’s a Christmas bar features 5 lounges, 3 floors, 4 bars, and 2 dance floors of endless Christmas fun. The holiday concept bar is the first of its kind in Chicago is themed to have both naughty and nice seasonal treats that you won’t want to miss. Check it out on opening night by grabbing your tickets to here.
Black Out Dinners
Friday |December 1st| 7:00 p.m.
6018|North |6018 N Kenmore Ave.| $75 – $125
Who says you have to see your food to actually enjoy it? Not the folks behind Black Out Dinners. The experiential food event features a three-course vegetarian dinner created by a local chef and served by Chicago Lighthouse employees. The Black Out Dinners encourage attendees to use all of their sense to connect and dine in an intimate way. Dinners take place this weekend and next weekend. Register for your dinner in the dark here.
Saturday |December 2nd| 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
6455 S Peoria St.| Free
Many neighborhoods have a reputation, but none have one quite like Englewood. The perception towards this South Side community may be skewed to in a negative way, however positive efforts are being made to re-shape and re-imagine the area. This Saturday, a housing tour will commence encouraging first-time home buyers and investors to check out the development opportunities in Englewood. Complimentary breakfast will be served. Tours start at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Hop onboard to a bettering a Chicago neighborhood.
BraveSoul Movement Company Class: Hip Hop & House
Thursday |November 30th| 8:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Livity |2045 N Milwaukee Ave. | $5- $20
The BraveSoul Movement(BSM) series continues this week with a focus on Hip Hop and House movement, aesthetics, and techniques. BSM is a series of weekly dance classes lead by BRAVEMONK & K-Soul, professional street dancers, instructors and internationally recognized artistic directors in their own right. The movement they have created through BSM brings together their street dance community to contemporary audiences. Each class is followed by an open session. Bust a move with BSM this Thursday. Check-in on the group’s event page and receive discounted admission.
Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) Films with Carol Munday Lawrence
Saturday |December 2nd| 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts |915 E 60th St.| Free
This Saturday, the South Side Projections, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Black World Cinema-chicago, and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture present Carol Munday Lawrence’s Nguzo Saba(Seven Principles). The Kwanzaa symbols are elements related to a unified African-American community. The series of films will be followed by a post-screening discussion with the award-winning filmmaker. The event is free to attend. For more details check out the event page here.
What I’m Seeking:
Friday, I am attending a private shopping event in the neighborhood. Hoping that I don’t leave with too many goodies. No major plans for the rest of the weekend but to plan and to do. I’ve been planning a lot of things for my blog for 2018 and with some other ventures on the horizon, need to INSURE that all things go to plan accordingly. Its a season to swim a little faster, and dive a little deeper. If you see me sharing Instagram stories from home of my process, well, this is why.