Weekend Seekers Guide: September 20th – 23rd

This weekend, celebrate the first days of fall with incredible weekend events. Find locally made goods at Covet Market in the West Loop. Celebrate the cultural diversity of the Uptown neighborhood through the 3rd Taste of Uptown. Support Chicago’s talented youth at YAS! Fest in the Loop. Tap into your creative side at Intuit’s Art After Work monthly event. Get the full weekend seekers guide of things to do in Chicago below!



Covet Market September 2018

Sunday | September 23rd | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Revel Fulton Market| 1215 West Fulton Market. | $8 – $24


The curators and editors of Chicago Woman magazine bring together a locally-made goods to independent boutiques and designers all together under one roof at Revel Fulton Market. Refresh your home, your style for the fall with options from more than 80 vendors. Between shopping, sip on included Sunday cocktails at the Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar and stop by the beauty bar for a braid or mini mani. Plus, you can explore a food hall featuring budding culinary brands and makers, in partnership with the incubator The Hatchery Chicago. Get ready for a new season as you shop locally. Be sure to follow my link for free tickets to the market.

Lecture: Gillion Cararra

Thursday| September 20th | 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Adornment + Theory |2644 North Milwaukee Ave. | Free


Join Adornment + Theory as they welcome metalsmith and educator, Gillion Carrara as she presents a lecture on the art jewelry collaboration between fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Carrara will expound on this true collaboration as guest enjoy an evening of meaningful conversation, refreshments, and the opportunity to see Carrara’s work on view. Register to attend the event here.


3rd Annual Taste of Uptown

Thursday | September 20th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Chicago Market | Corner of Broadway & Wilson | $25 – $35


The 3rd Annual Taste of Uptown is an event that celebrates Uptown’s incredible cultural and culinary diversity. This restaurant crawl will feature small bites and samplings from Uptown eateries. Participants will receive a passport at check-in at the Chicago Market, located in the historical and recently renovated Gerber Building (4620 N. Broadway), and stroll from restaurant to restaurant along the Broadway, Wilson, and Lawrence corridors enjoying samples at various locations. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Inspiration Corporation, home to Inspiration Kitchens, an Uptown organization helping those who are homeless increase their self-sufficiency. See the full list of participating vendors and restaurants as well as event register by visiting the website. 

Experience New Zeland and Australia

Thursday – Saturday | September 20th – 22nd | 10:00 a.m.

Pioneer Plaza | 401 N Michigan Ave. | Free


Experience New Zealand and Australia without leaving downtown Chicago! Step inside life-size shipping containers and be transported through sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. Sample free New Zealand inspired food and drink, experiment with virtual reality and augmented reality, and experience our one-of-a-kind infinity room showcasing iconic New Zealand landscapes and scenes of Australia. All visitors will be able to enter a competition to win a pair of round-trip flights to New Zealand or Australia. The free, three-day event will take place at Pioneer Court, the Plaza at Tribune Tower and will celebrate Air New Zealand’s NEW non-stop service between Chicago and Auckland launching November 30. For more details, visit the event page.


YAS! Fest

Saturday |  September 13th | 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Millenium Park  | 201 E Randolph St.  | Free


YAS Fest! – The youth arts showcase – will be the largest celebration of young artists in Chicago history, featuring the works of hundreds of creative youth showcased in dozens of events throughout the Millennium Park Campus. Support Chicago’s very own new and emerging talent. Check out the full lineup of performances here.

Arts & Culture:

The Annual – Open House and Opening Reception

Friday |  September 21st | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

2130 W Fulton St. | Free


Chicago Artist Coalition (CAC) invites the public to an Open House in celebration of its move to a new location. Chicago artists, interactive activities, and affordable art will converge at CAC’s new home with the opening reception of The ANNUAL: Mixtapes for the Next Millennium, curated by Jordan Martins. Guests at the event can meet the Chicago artists featured in the exhibition, whose work will be available for purchase, and receive a behind-the-scenes look at CAC’s artist studios. Beverages and light bites will be served. For more information on the open house be sure to visit the event page.

Art After Work

Thursday | September 20th | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art| 756 N Milwaukee Ave. | Free


Art After Work is a monthly series of drop-in art making hosted by Intuit Museum.  Sketch in the galleries, then step into our workspace to get the creative juices flowing with after-hours refreshments and more maker activities. Materials are provided, though all are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks, current projects, and personal visions. For more information, visit 

What I’m Seeking:

This weekend, my plans are up in the air. But I will find something to do, as I always do. Be sure to catch me seeking across the city by following me on Instagram at The Haute Seeker.

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