Weekend Seekers Guide: September 28th – October 1st

Fall is officially here! With a new season comes a fresh batch of fun fall events. This weekend, embrace ‘Fashion Without Limits’ at Latino Fashion Week. Enjoy Filipino food and the hidden flavor of the unique cuisine. Try some homemade apple pie in Lincoln Square. Give Netflix a break and grab a book to read from a local author at the Chicago Book Expo. Donate much-needed supplies to our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. Check out this Weekend Seekers Guide for the latest things to do.

Style Seeker:

Gabrielle Union Flawless Meet and Greet at Ulta Beauty

Thursday |September 28th| 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ulta |430 N. Michigan Ave.| Free


Meet the flawless Gabrielle Union-Wade at the Michigan Avenue Ulta Beauty location. 200 lucky guests will be able to meet the Being Mary Jane Star face to face! Be sure to check out her recently launched line of Flawless by Gabrielle Union hair care line. In stores now.


Latino Fashion Week

Thursday – Sunday |September 28th – September 30th| Time Varies

Locations Vary| $25 – $200


Latino Fashion Week is a multi-day, multi-city event showcasing top Latino designers from Central and South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. The weekend long event provides opportunities for fashion designers and sponsors to come face-to-face with primary celebrities, musical talent, media, and consumers. LFW also includes Model’s Night Out™, a fashionable way to raise funds and create awareness for great causes. LFW is not just a fashion show. It is a movement. “By Latinos, For Everyone.” Get your tickets here.

Food Seeker: 

Hidden Flavors of the Philippine Kitchen, Filipino Popup Dinner

Thursday |September 28th| 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Uncle Mike’s Place |1700 W. Grand Ave.| $65


The Hidden Flavors of the Philippine Kitchen event brings over 60 native ingredients and food products from the Philippines to Chicago this weekend. The dinner founded by restauranteurs Besa and Romy Dorotan of Purple Yam Restaurant in Brooklyn will collaborate with Chicago Chef Joaquin Soler as they work together to bring a taste of indigenous Philippine flavors to new audiences. Get your tickets to this one-night-only pop-up dinner here.


30th Annual Apple Fest

Saturday – Sunday |September 30th – October 1st| 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Ave between Lawrence & Eastwood| Free


Nothing say’s fall like apples ya’ll! Head North to Lincoln Square for their 30th Annual Apple Fest. The family-friendly festival features dozens of vendors selling everything from apples to scarves and hats. Pick up fresh apple pies, ciders, and more. Enjoy eats from local restaurants and vendors from the surrounding area. Be sure to check out the lineup of live entertainment and even sign-up to participate in an apple pie bake-off at this fun fall event. Get more details here.

Good Seeker:

Puerto Rico Rises Chicago Donations Drive

Saturday|September 30th| 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Home Depot|3500 N. Kimball Ave.| Free


Join local efforts this weekend to help Puerto Rico recover from hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Rises will be accepting donations for one day only at The Home Depot in Avondale to support the relief efforts to those significantly affected by the disaster. Monetary donations can also be given to support the U.S territory.

Arts Seeker:

2017 Chicago Book Expo

Sunday |October 1st| 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chicago Book Expo| 1104 S. Wabash Ave.| Free


What can be better than snuggling up with a good book this fall? Browse thousands of local authors this weekend at the 6th Annual Chicago Book Expo. The free event celebrating Chicago’s literary community features over 100 programs, workshops, organizations and local exhibitors representing the literary community. Be sure to check out the listing of workshops and vendors by checking out the expo website.


80 Minutes around the world Immigration Stories

Saturday |September 30th | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Edge Theater |5451 N. Broadway St.| $15


This Saturday, The Edge Theater hosts 80 Minutes around the world Immigration stories. Lead by Nestor(the boss)Gomez; the show features eight storytellers who share their real-life DACA immigration stories in front of a live audience. Join Chicago Dreamers and allies as the share why the DACA immigration policy is crucial and valid. Purchase tickets to this hopeful event here.

What I’m Seeking:

September and October are important months for fashion and arts scene in Chicago. That means there will be plenty to seek with me this fall! This weekend, I will be kicking things off with fashion at the Latino Fashion Week opening night event. Friday I’ll be out and about checking out a hot new bar in West Town. Saturday, I’ll be volunteering at the Art Institute as well as celebrating a friend’s birthday at a swanky new restaurant. Sunday, I will be hanging out in Hyde Park and working on some new arts and style content for the blog. As always, see what I am seeking every weekend by following my Instagram @thehauteseeker. 

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