Weekend Seekers Guide: Things to Do January 24th – 27th

The weekend is packed full of fun events for the last full weekend of January 2019. This weekend, explore a winter market pop-up in Wicker Park at The Martin. Dine at Chicagoland’s most well-known restuarants in the city and suburbs for less during Chicago Restuarant Week. Support the Chicago Period Project in Pilsen. View the stories of global refugee and migration crisis from the perspectives of those who have been displaced at Museum of Contemporary Photography. Bundle up and explore as you check out the full guide of things to do this weekend in Chicago.


Level Up Mixer

Saturday | January 26th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

EvolveHer | 1366 West Lake St.| $35

Elle Magazine February, 2013 | ReFind You

For you go-getting, ambitious ladies out there who could use a pick me up. ReFind You wants to pour into you and fuel you up for the new year. The event will feature looks from Rent the Runway, professional makeup artists, and a professional photoshoot along with live entertainment, tasty hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, swag bags and giveaways, all taking place at Evolve Her Creative Labs. Learn more about this renewing and refreshing experienc here.

The Martin Marketplace

Saturday | January 26th | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Martin | 2515 W North Ave.| Free

Image | The Martin

The Martin opens it’s doors for makers, crafters, artists and more this weekend in Chicago. The event and performance space will open its doors for a winter marketplace. Peruse and purchase unique products while meeting local community members at the Wicker Park store. Check out the full list of participating vendors by visiting the boutique’s event page.

Food + Drink:

Dia De La Concha

Saturday | January 26th | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Zhou B Art Center | 1029 W 35th St. | $1 – $10

Image | Grass Roots Events

The second annual Dia De La Concha is a celebration of the love for everyone’s favorite pan dulce: the Concha. Chicago’s best Mexican bakeries will be serving up one of Mexico’s most quintessential pastries. The afternoon will consist of live music, local vendors, specialty Mexican drinks, and of course, a variety of delicious Pan Dulce. For the lineup, participating bakeries, vendor opportunities, tickets, and more, visit the website.

Chicago Restaurant Week

Sunday – Saturday | January 25th – February 7th | Time Varies

Location Varies | $35 – $55

Image | Choose Chicago

Chicago Restuarant Week is back and bigger than ever before. Nearly 400 local restaurants participating which includes over 100 first-time participants and 45 suburban restaurants. The 12th annual culinary celebration kicks off this weekend and features special prix fixe menus starting at $24 for brunch and lunch, and $36 and/or $48 for dinner. It’s the perfect excuse to visit an old favorite or try somewhere new. Get a sneak peek at participating restaurants and their menus available here.


Helping Chicago, Period.

Friday| January 25th | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Lo Rez | 2101 S Carpenter St. | Free

Image | Chicago Period Project

Give back this weekend with Lo t Lo Rez Brewery. The Pilsen brewery will host Helping Chicago, Period—an event to support the Chicago Period Project. The event will feature live music from DJ Sandra A. Trevino, DJ Amanda Flores from Rosaries, a guest performance from La Rosa Noir, and local food. $1 of every beer will be donated to Chicago Period Project. To learn more about the Chicago Period Project and more details about the event, make your way to the website.

Arts + Culture:

Stateless: Views of Global Migration Opening Reception

Friday | January 25th | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 Museum of Contemporary Photography | 600 S Michigan Ave. | Free

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Image | Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join the MoCP for an opening reception for the exhibition Stateless: Views of Global Migration. Stateless: Views of Global Migration is a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography combining photography, video, and installation to tell the stories of the global refugee and migration crisis from the perspectives of those who have been displaced. Learn more about work by featured artists by visiting the website.

Annas and The Overlook Present: object / item / material / me

Saturday | January 26th| 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Annas | 629 W Cermak Rd. | Free

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Image | Overlook

In the age in which “things” permeate our lives, and some would even say control, it is not far off to claim that inanimate objects are very much alive. This exhibition brings together eight artists who each bring forward the dialog that is happening between objects and humans. The exhbition runs through February 24th. For more details about this exhbition, be sure to visit the event page.

What I’m Seeking:

There is a lot happening this last weekend of January in Chicago and I am here for it all! Catch me out and about in the city by following me on Instagram! Stay warm out there!

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