Dishes From Chicago’s Top Chefs at Fulton Market Harvest Fest and More Things to Do September 13th – 16th

This weekend, revel in 20th-century fashion at the Robey Hotel in Wicker Park. Check out fall themed festivals in Hyde Park or the West Loop. Discuss activism in the age of polarization with Common in the South Loop. Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Chicago’s Southwest Side. Get the full weekend seekers guide of things to do in Chicago below!



REVEL- An exhibition on eveningwear in the 20th Century

Saturday | September 15th | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Robey | 2018 W North Ave. | Free


Don your best and learn about formalwear’s rich history in the 20th century. Find yourself immersed in a throwback to the days of evening wear as a dress code. Enjoy a few cocktails as you bask in the glamour of the Robey Hotel. RSVP here for this formal, fancy, and fun event.

Chicago Artisan Market: Food, Fashion, Home Goods & Art

Sunday | September 16th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Morgan MFG | 401 N Morgan St.t. | $0 – $25


The artisanal movement is all about authenticity and hand craftsmanship and producing products you have to touch, see, smell and taste to appreciate. Get up close and personal with both products and makers as you shop for one-of-a-kind designs, home goods, fashion, art and food from a carefully curated grouping of more than 100 independent local artisans. This family-friendly event offers a kids’ zone, and VIP tickets include one of StyleChicago.com’s coveted signature goodie bags, worth more than $100. Support small business and snag original designs you can’t find online or anywhere else. Grab your tickets and receive discounted admission here.



Fall Forward Festival

Friday – Sunday | September 14th – 16th | Time Varies

53rd & Lake Park West | $15 – $30


If you ever experienced events like the Silver Room Block Party, then you know a celebration in Hyde Park is always a good time. Celebrate the coming of Autumn with a Fall Forward Festival, an event that includes autumn beers, ciders, and a specialty whiskey tasting. Tickets to the event include admission and one free drink. For more details, check out the event page.

Fulton Market Harvest Fest

Friday – Sunday | September 14th – 16th | Time Varies

Fulton Market & Halsted| $30 -$200


Fulton Market Harvest Fest, featured in this months guide of things to do,  brings together the country’s best chefs, craft beer, live music, and Chicago’s best restaurants for a weekend of culinary fun. The variety of activities includes cooking demonstrations, dinners, and a brunch featuring some of Chicago’s tops chefs( Stephanie Izard, Rick Bayless, Fabio Viviani, and more), plus food and beverage classes and a neighborhood street fest featuring Chicago artists and vendors. General admission tickets are $30(entry and $20 worth of food/drink tickets) classes, and other special events sold separately. Get more details on the event by visiting Fulton Market Harvest Fest.com


A Conversation with Common: Activism in an Age of Polarization

Thursday |  September 13th | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Auditorium Theatre  | 50 E Congress Pkwy. | $25


As part of Roosevelt University‘s American Dream Reconsidered conference, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy-winning actor, and musician Common leads this timely conversation about the need to inspire our young students to enact positive change in our communities. Through his years of experience as an activist and philanthropist, Common will share his thoughts on how we can continue to produce generations of dreamers and leaders who make a difference in a polarized society. Moderated by singer, producer, and performer Maggie Brown. Grab your tickets to this can’t miss the event by visiting the website.

Arts & Culture:

Opening Reception: Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today

Friday |  September 14th | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gallery 400 | 400 S Peoria St. | Free


Celebrate the opening of Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today at Gallery 400. At 6:30pm, movement artist Barak adé Soleil presents a performance within the exhibition space. from here to there is a live art installation with a performance component, presented as part of the opening and closing of the exhibition. For more details on this exhibit visit Art Design Chicago.org. 

Mexican Independence Day

Saturday |  September 15th | Time Varies

Location Varies | Free


Check out traditional equestrian and Aztec dancing, vibrant floats, mariachi bands, flamenco dancers and more as families and friends across the Pilsen, Little Village, and South Chicago neighborhoods celebrate Mexican Independence Day. For more information parade route information, visit the City of Chicago.org.

What I’m Seeking:

This weekend, I will be kicking my weekend off with an exclusive dinner in the West Loop. Friday, I think I will relax and unwind. Saturday catch me at the Art Institute and possibly out and about across the city. Sunday, I will have my first photoshoot of the fall and cannot wait to show you all some new looks in a new neighborhood. As always, catch me seeking across the city by following me on Instagram at The Haute Seeker.

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