Weekend Seekers Guide: September 14th – 17th

This weekend, get artsy! Gallery hop with the cities best curators, gallery owners, artists and patrons during EXPO Chicago’s after-hours events. Sip and Shop on the South Side with women-owned business. Fill up on Brats, Beers, and Brass all weekend long in Hyde Park. Experience the 64th Annual Powwow at the American Indian Center of Chicago. Celebrate National Guacamole Day in Logan Square. Take some time to show love and compassion to women in the community by volunteering for #EveryWoman. Check out the guide below for a full list of things to do this weekend.

Style Seeker:

Closing Reception: An Authentic Skid Mark at Prairie

Sunday |September 17th| 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Praire|629 W. Cermak Rd.|  Free


An Authentic Skid Mark’s ‘If the wind were water we’d all be really whet’ will be coming to a close this weekend. Chicago fashion designer Kaileigh Moynihan collaborated with 25 local practitioners to create a capsule collection of plus-size garments with an accompanying runway presentation and exhibition. The closing reception will feature opening night media displays as well as food and drinks. Learn more about the event and the artists behind these grand pieces here.


Girls Night Out – Sip N’ Shop

Thursday |September 14th|6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

|Business Districts on 103rd and 99th St.| $10 – $15


It’s a Girls Night Out Sip N’Shop supporting local shops owned and operated by Women! Join BAPA and the Southside Women’s Business Alliance for fun Sip & Shop, showcasing women-owned businesses on 99th and 103rd Streets. The evening will feature shopping, demos, food and beverage tastings and more, followed by an after-party at Tranquility, 9 to 11 p.m. $10 (advance) or $15 (at the door). Purchase your tickets on the organizer’s website.

Food Seeker: 

Brews Brats and Brass-Oktoberfest in Hyde Park

Friday – Sunday |September 15th – 17th | Time Varies

Hyde Park Bank Parking Lot|53rd & Lake Park West.|$10


Celebrate Oktoberfest on the South Side this weekend with Brews, Brats, and Brass. This event presented by Sam Adams will feature Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers along with a selection of ciders. Brats and bbq will be on the grill along with sweet fall harvest treats. Chow down with good eats and brass bands at this 2nd Annual Hyde Park event. The festival takes place all weekend long, be sure to snag your tickets and check out the full lineup of bands performing here.

Happy National Guacamole Day!

Saturday |September 15th| 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Tacos Tequilas |2919 N. Milwaukee Ave.| Free


Do you love guacamole? Celebrate it this Saturday at the Logan Square restaurant Tacos Tequila during National Guacamole Day. The restaurant will feature new variations of guacamole to try such as fruity and spicy guac along with their traditional style. Chips are included.

Good Seeker:


Saturday |September 16th | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gary Comer Youth Center |7200 South Ingleside Ave.| Free


On Saturday, August 19th, 2017 the #EveryWoman teams gathered in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City & Toronto to assemble and distribute their first Feminine care packages. They are back again this Saturday with a goal to deliver 1,000 feminine care packages to women who are living on the street or in homeless shelters on the West and South Sides of the city.  Write, assemble, or even drop off the care packages, any and all help is appreciated. Join the initiative by writing, assembling, or delivering packages to women in need. Sign-up for this weekends volunteer shift by visiting the event page.


Arts Seeker:

EXPO Chicago: Art After Hours

Friday |September 8th| 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Locations Vary| Free


EXPO Chicago is back in town this weekend! This is one of my favorite events in the fall and is a must-see if you have never been. If you are looking for alternative options to the expo, check out the Art After Hours this Friday. The citywide open gallery night invites EXPO CHICAGO visitors and the Chicago community to experience the city’s vibrant art scene, including alternative exhibition venues and performance spaces, across various Chicago neighborhoods. Some events to check out along with the extended gallery openings are the Wabash Arts Corridor and the Sub Chroma Pop-Up.


64th American Indian Center Chicago Traditional Powwow

Saturday|September 16th| 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

American Indian Center |3401 W. Ainslie| $5 – $10


The American Indian Center celebrates the changes of life and community with Native music, dance, and culture with its 64th Annual Powwow event. The powwow is an authentic celebration of Native American culture and will feature native artists, dancers, drummers, as well as food vendors, all things that are very hard to come by in Chicago. Experience a new community this weekend. Learn more about the event as well as the intertribal Native American culture in the Chicagoland area by checking out the American Indian Center of Chicago website

What I’m Seeking:

This weekend I am seeking all things EXPO Chicago! Catch my gallery hopping on Friday, volunteering on Saturday at the AIC, and back to EXPO events on Saturday night. Sunday I plan on seeking out a new restaurant to review for the blog. If you have any suggestions, please, feel free to send them my way! As always, see what I am seeking every weekend by following my Instagram @thehauteseeker. 

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