This weekend, kick off Chicago Fashion Week with FashionBar Chicago. Learn how to make Uruguayan food with a cooking class at Latinicity. Uplift women while shining a light on mental illness with Black Girls Love Art. Enjoy a full day of family-friendly art events, exhibitions, and more at the Hyde Park Art Center. Check out the full Weekend Seekers Guide to Chicago, March 28th through the 31st below.
Randolph Street Market – March 30 + 31
Saturday – Sunday | March 30th – 31st | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chicago Antique Market Randolph St. | 1341 W Randolph St. | $0 – $200
Think spring with the indoor Randolph Street Market this weekend. Shop a unique mix of smartly priced antique, vintage and modern goods that makes for simple and convenient one-stop shopping. Great gifts and hot vintage at every price from 125 vendors selling art, vintage fashion for men/women, decor, fancy foods, chocolates, cocoa, hot sauces, pastries and more. Enjoy drinks and bloody mary station at the market bar to make for a fun day of shopping in the heart of the West Loop of Chicago. To purchase tickets, visit Randolph Street Market.com.
Kick Off of Chicago Fashion Week by FashionBa
Sunday | March 31st | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Joy District Chicago | 112 W Hubbard St. | $10 – $270
Kick off Chicago Fashion Week with an evening of Fall 2019 Evening Wear presented by FashionBar Chicago. The Evening Wear Show presentation will showcase elegant designs with unique silhouettes in luxurious fabrics. The makers behind this event will also host a VIP Cocktail Reception featuring delicious drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres an hour before the show begins. This event is part of a week-long lineup of fantastic Fashion Week events giving you fashion, wellness, and beauty in uniquely Chicago venues. For more details, visit the event page.
Food + Drink:
Uppers & Downers 2019
Saturday | March 30th | 11:00 a.m.
Thalia Hall | 1807 S Allport St. | $65 – 100
Now in its 6th year, Uppers & Downers promises to deliver in a big way. Coffee, beer, and coffee beers of course – but also things like lactic fermentation sensory, surprising cocktails, culinary experiments and more. Join Good Beer Hunting to celebrate things that makes food and beverage world go up and down this weekend in Chicago. To purchase tickets, visit the website here.
Uruguayan Cooking Class
Saturday | March 30th | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Latinicity | 108 N State St. | $38
Learn to make Uruguayan cuisine from Chef Marcos Flores at Latinicity in the Loop.
Black Girls Love Art Presents: Wellness Matters
Saturday | March 30th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pearl Paint Sip & Hip | 2105 W Division St. | $15 – $20
Wellness Matters hosted by Black Girls Love Art is an artist showcase and an evening of networking dedicated to uplifting women and shining a light on the importance of mental wellness. The event will feature live music, DJ sets, wellness discussion, and more with a portion of proceeds will benefitting a non-profit that focuses on mental health education. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.
Arts + Culture:
Women’s History Night at Lo Rez Brewery
Thursday | March 28th | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lo Rez | 2101 S Carpenter St. | $0 -5
Celebrated National Women’s History Month with Lo Rez in Pilsen. The South West side brewery will host an annual fundraiser for Mujeres Latinas en Acción, which empowers Latinas by providing services which reflect their values and culture and being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives. The event will feature live music, craft beer, local vendors, and food. For more details on this event, visit the event page here.
Sunday | March 31st| 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center | 5020 S Cornell Ave. | Free
Join the Hyde Park Art Center for a full afternoon of activities and celebrations as they open FOUR brand new exhibitions. From open studios to exhibition receptions, all events are free and family friendly. Refreshments and drinks will be served throughout the day as well. For the full schedule of events for the Super Sunday event, visit the Facebook page.
What I’m Seeking:
This weekend is definitely going to be a busy one for me. Thursday, I will be kicking off my weekend with the grand opening of Play Kitchen & Cocktails, a new bar and restaurant in the Gold Coast. Friday, is very much up in the air. Saturday, I will be volunteering at the Art Insitute(cool off and come visit me) as well attending the Silver Room Block Party. Sunday, I hope to hit up a festival that I have never been too, and wine down my week with a little self-care. As always, follow me @The Haute Seeker on Instagram to seek what I am seeking in Chicago. Oh, and stay hydrated out there!
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