Last weekend I was off seeking a couple new cities and did not share a guide with you. Fear not. I’ve got an excellent list of things to do this weekend. Get stylish for one night only with Style Chicago.com for their Art of Fashion event. Dream Big with a diverse set of girls with curves. Get active in activism with young women across the city during Cause and Effect. Grab a slice of cheesecake, West Side style. Find and discuss solutions attributing that solve problem within various that affect all communities. Get full details in this week’s guide below.
StyleChicago.com’s The Art of Fashion presented by Cadillac
Thursday |October 19th| 5:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
Revel Fulton Market |1215 W. Fulton| $50-$150
Grab tickets to tonight’s fashionable event hosted by Style Chicago. The event will feature a major runway show featuring new and established designers as well as a pop-up shopping event and cocktail reception. Tickets include red carpet photos and an official after party. Get yours now.
CurvyGirl Fashion & Beauty Conference w/Model Call
Saturday |October 21st| 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Morgan’s on Fulton |950 West Fulton St.| $45 – $100
The Curvy Girl Fashion and Beauty Conference brings together some of the city’s most well-known bloggers, influencers, and creatives together for a day of empowerment and education. The first of its kind in the Midwest, the conference looks to connect and inspire the diverse community of curvy women to build brands and Dream Big. Get full details of the conference schedule, speakers and more by checking out the event website here.
Grand Opening for Schweet Foods Cheesecake
Saturday |October 21st| 10 a.m.
5846 W. Chicago Ave.| Price Varies
If you love cheesecake then you will love the new opening of Schweet Foods Cheesecake. The baked goods company will open a brick-and-mortar location on the city’s West Side. In addition to whole cakes and slices, the store will sell cupcakes, specialty coffee, and live entertainment too. Head over to their website to check out their menu and support this new small business! You may even win a prize too.
West Town Art Walk + West Town Food Truck Social
Friday |October 20th | 7:30 p.m.
Dank Haus|4740 N. Western Ave.| Free
Celebrate the final days of October at the German American Cultural Center(Dank Haus). The end to Oktoberfest at the cultural center will feature a Paloma Band plus German food and drinks. There will be plenty of yodeling, dancing, and pretzel eating as well. Come dressed in your Dirndls and Lederhosen to really get into the spirit. More details available at Dank Haus.com
Cause the Effect
Saturday |October 21st| 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Motorola Mobility LLC |222 W. Merchandise Mart, 19th Fl| Free
Get active in activism with a free half-day conference of panel discussions and break out sessions aimed at empowering young women. The conference encourages women to get smart, vocal, and active on issues that matter to them. The event is for feminist of all ages. Register here to be a part the movement.
The Miseducation of Solution(s) with Jill is Black & Lupe Fiasco
Thursday |October 19th| 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Don Bailey Auditorium |700 East Oakwood Blvd.| $25 – $35
Join Enstrumental and #blkcreatives for an in-person live experience featuring Jill is Black is a writer, blogger, and facilitator/trainer/lecturer, focusing on issues of Race, Power, and Privilege in modern-day America. As well as Lupe Fiasco among the most prominent artists in his field, as proved by Grammy recognition, and several gold and platinum certifications. The Miseducation of Solution(s) is TED Talks meets a presidential debate meets Def Poetry Jam. Register for an interactive conversation that dives into community and culture. Get more info on the event here.
Housing as Human Right: Social Construction
Thursday |October 19th| 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Archworks |625 North Kingsbury St.| Free
In conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, join the National Public Housing Museum and ARCHEWORKS for the opening reception of Housing as a Human Right: Social Construction. The exhibition explores the aspects of architectural and design interventions along with oral histories of housing residents and artifacts recovered from Jane Addams Homes. The presentation is one that challenges mainstream narratives about public housing.
What I’m Seeking:
I am back! My week away was amazing and it was super hard to come back. I’ll br sharing more on that in a later post. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend and stay seeking!
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