This first weekend in October is full of great events to enjoy around the city of Chicago. Check out the latest in fall fashion style at the Underground for their Style Series event with Rebecca Minkoff. Enjoy bacon––and beer at Soldier Field. Cheer on family and friends during the 41st Annual Chicago Marathon. Explore the West Town community during its annual art walk and food truck festival. Get more details on these events and more in this week’s Weekend Seekers Guide.
Fall Style Series: Rebecca Minkoff
Thursday | October 4th | 10:00 p.m.
The Underground | 56 W Illinois St. | Free
Fall Style Series continues on Thursday, October 4th with international luxury clothing and accessories designer, Rebecca Minkoff! Make your way to the Underground for a live fashion show featuring the brand’s signature playful and subtly edgy designs which have been spotted on some of the world’s most popular celebrities! Doors open at 10pm. RSVP for the fashionable event here.
Luxury Garage Sale Designer Warehouse Sale!
Friday – Saturday | October 5th – 6th | Time Varies
329 W 18th St. | Free
Luxury Garage Sale is hosting its deepest markdowns ever on over 10,000 pre-owned, vintage and new designer items. Some of the most famous luxury brands from Valentino to Chanel can be yours for just $250 or LESS! Get to the warehouse early to snag some of the best designer goods. Check out the event page for more details.
Bacon and Beer Classic
Saturday | October 6th | 2:00pm – 5:00pm (VIP Entry at 1:00pm)
Soldier Field | 1410 Museum Campus Dr. | $55 – $75
The Bacon and Beer Classic is popping up inside iconic sports stadiums across the United States, and now it’s coming to Chicago’s Soldier Field. Taste over 80 craft beers and more than 40 different mouth-watering bacon-themed tasty bites created by local restaurants. While you sip and savor, listen to live music and join in fun games. Whether you’re an expert or a novice about bacon and beer, you’ll learn a thing or two about each while treating your taste buds to these two culinary pleasures. VIP ticket includes early admission to the Bacon and Beer Classic, exclusive access to new Midway Lounge and more. Grab your tickets using my code and save a buck or two! Follow the link for more details.
Saturday | October 6th | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Savage Smyth |920 N Franklin St | $39
Celebrate the greatness of the grape and sharpen your wine-tasting skills at the Chicago Wine Fest: Fall Edition. Over the course of one or more sessions, you can sample premium varietals from some of the best in the business, all while grooving to the sounds of live music flowing through Savage Smyth. Along with offering an epic amount of great vino, this festive event is also a benefit for Meals on Wheels Chicago. Grab your tickets for $39 by following the link here.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Sunday | October 7th | 7:00 a.m.
Grant Park |337 E Randolph St.| Free
In its 41st year, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of runners from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, runners take stride through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. Annually, an estimated 1.7 million spectators line the streets cheering on more than 40,000 runners from the start line to the final stretch down Columbus Drive. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicagomarathon.com.
Arts & Culture:
West Town Art Walk & Food Truck Social
Friday – Saturday | October 5th – 6th| Time Varies
Milwaukee Ave and Western Ave |Free
The West Town Art Walk is an annual event celebrating art in all forms—visual, musical, culinary, and otherwise—within shops along Chicago Avenue. During the event, attendees can enjoy visual art, music, and fashion from Chicago artists all showcased within West Town’s shops, businesses, restaurants, and bars. For more information on participating vendors visit West Town Art Walk.com.
Jeff Koons Lecture at The Art Institute
Thursday | October 4th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago | 111 S Michigan Ave. |$50
The Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago will host contemporary artist and SAIC alum Jeff Koons to the Art Institute for their annual lecture. Enjoy a lecture by Jeff Koons followed by a Q&A between him and President and Eloise W. Martin and Director James Rondeau. All proceeds from the lecture support the initiatives of the Department of Learning and Public Engagement. Visit the website to purchase tickets to this special event.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend, I will be back in my hometown of Dayton, Oh. Follow all that I am seeking this weekend on Instagram at The Haute Seeker.