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Chicago Weekend Guide September 13-15

Chicago Weekend Guide September 13-15

From Friday through Sunday, we know you don’t even want to think about work but rather looking for a fun distraction to occupy your weekend in the city, help is here. Whether you want to explore new haunts in Chicago, relax, take in a festival, or have a night out on the town that’ll make your snapchat and insta stories get #FOMO, here’s what to get into this weekend. There’s a lot taking place this weekend but these are the recommended ones for  you to go either solo or with a group for a good time. The Chicago Weekend Guide for September 13-15.





WHERE :: Douglas Park | S Sacramento Dr & Ogden Ave Chicago 60623 
WHEN :: Friday September – Sunday September 15
WHY::  celebrate our 15th Anniversary .
COST :: ​GA: $69.98; VIP: $99.98; DELUXE: $299.98 Click here for more inf

WHAT :: SeptemberFest at Eataly Chicago

WHERE :: Eataly Chicago | 43 E. Ohio Street, 60611 
WHEN :: September 13 | 5 PM-12 AM
WHY::  The fourth annual all-access party will be featuring other popular restaurants and bars in Chicago. “Alongside your favorite dishes by Eataly’s best chefs, you will enjoy creations by our culinary peers at restaurants and bars throughout the city. This year’s lineup includes: Bonci Pizzeria, Cruz Blanca, Giant and Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Pretty Cool Ice Cream, Stan’s Donuts, Sushi-San, and Three Dots and a Dash” .
COST :: ​$78, $120 VIP Click here for more inf


WHAT :: Austin Weekend Produce Market


WHERE:: 5051 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago 60651 
WHEN :: Friday September 13 through Sunday September 15 | 10am-4pm
WHY:: “Forty Acres Fresh Market, AV72 Chicago, and an exciting slate of chefs are teaming up again for another weekend pop up market. Market highlights include: Large selection of fresh produce; free shopping tote with purchase; free recipe cards; free sampling; recipe demonstrations; food for purchase; and more”
COST :: $5 donation is encouraged Click Here for more info


WHAT :: Flair: Fun. Fashion. Philanthropy.


Photo credit: Grace Centers of Hope

WHERE :: Drake Hotel | 140 E. Walton Place, 60611 
WHEN :: Friday, September 13
WHY:: This fashion show and luncheon offers attendees the opportunity to see exclusive fall fashions from top stores and designers. The event also includes an award presentation and a silent auction as well as raffle prizes. Proceeds support children’s programs at The Chicago Lighthouse.
COST :: ​$250+ Click here for more inf



WHAT :: Chicago Football Classic

WHERE :: Soldier Field |
WHEN :: Saturday, September 14 |
WHY:: 360 Sky Yoga welcomes yoga enthusiasts from all skill levels to a one-hour weekly class led by 360 CHICAGO’s professional instructor. Participants will be led through meditation and gentle flow movements to awaken the senses, stretches, breath-centered movements and morning sun salutations.
COST :: Registration is $18 (plus taxes and fees) and includes a General Admission ticket to the observation deck Click here for more info here.


WHAT :: PUMA Fitness Tour Chicago

WHERE :: Navy Pier Chicago | 600 E Grand Avenue 60611
WHEN :: Saturday September 14 | 9am-1pm /span>
WHY:: A series of free outdoor workouts to get your heart pumping, body moving, and soul sweating. Led by PUMA Trainers, a group of elite fitness gurus who will guide you through a one-of-a-kind workout experience. Sign up for the classes and stay for complimentary refreshments.
COST :: Free Admission Click here  for more info 


WHAT:: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

WHERE :: Along Broadway, from Belmont to Hawthorne
WHEN :: Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15
WHY :: The day-long lakefront concert! PearlFest 2019 will feature Grammy award winning performers Robert Glasper and Terri Lyne Carrington, Ms. Avery Sunshine, Lizz Wright, Nona Hendryx.
COST :: Free, $5 donation suggested Click here for more info


WHAT:: Printer’s Row Art Fest

WHERE :: Along Dearborn, from Harrison to Polk
WHEN :: September 14-15 | 10 AM-5 PM
WHY :: This South Loop festival will feature artwork of all mediums as well as live music and food.
COST :: Free to attend | Click here for more info


WHAT:: Wine Riot

WHERE :: Revel Fulton Market |
WHEN :: September 14 | 2 PM-10 PM
WHY :: Blending the old with the new, we’ve reinvented educational components and elevated attendee favorites to infuse new life into an event that has continued to introduce new wines to a growing Millennial audience. Wine Riot 2.0 is your opportunity to pick the brain of local Sommeliers, taste wines from regions all over the world, compete in head to head challenges with friends, sip on your bubbly favorites and so much more.
COST :: $65, $95 VIP Click here for more info



WHAT:: ChiSox Craft Beer Fest

WHERE :: Guaranteed Rate Field | 333 W. 35 Street, 60616
WHEN :: Saturday, September 14 | 1-4 PM
WHY :: Sample beers from more than 40 local breweries throughout the outfield concourse while enjoying food, games, and live entertainment.
COST :: Free to attend | Click here for more info


See Also


WHAT:: Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest

WHERE :: Along Dearborn, from Harrison to Polk
WHEN :: September 14-15 | 10 AM-5 PM
WHY :: Smoked meats and barrel-aged bourbon whiskeys take the spotlight when the post-Labor Day happening that is Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest returns for its second finger-lickin’ year to the heart of the Roscoe Village neighborhood. Beyond the bourbon tastings plenty of mouth-watering chicken, ribs, there are also two stages of soulful music.
COST :: $40 for bourbon tasting pass | Click here for more info



WHAT :: 3rd Annual Jollof Wars Afro Fusion Day Party

WHERE :: The Promontory | 5311 South Lake Park Avenue
WHEN :: Sunday, September 15 | 2-9 PM
WHY :: The Promontory and Afro Fusion will host the 3rd Annual Jollof Wars, a food festival in Hyde Park featuring the best African chefs in Chicago, each representing their country’s cuisine by presenting their favorite jollof recipe.
COST :: $15 – $25  Click here for more information


WHAT :: Chicago Vegan Test Kitchen

WHERE :: Emporium Logan Square | 2363 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 60647
WHEN :: Sunday, September 15 | 11 AM-4 PM
WHY :: Chicago’s Vegan Test Kitchen is a conscious collective of local plant-based chefs and vendors of cruelty free goods, and beauty and wellness products” ( This all-ages event will have a vegan market featuring local vegan vendors and chefs.
COST ::  Click here for more information


WHAT :: The Storefront Project

WHERE :: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E. Chicago Avenue) & PROP THTR (3502 N Elston Avenue Chicago 60618)
WHEN :: Sunday, September 15 | Noon and 3 pm, Program A at PROP
7 pm and 8 pm, Program B at MCA

WHY :: What happens when you try to make a show from scratch, with no rulebook or script? What if you had to perform it in two completely different spaces, across the city, back to back? This performance has mature content and sexual situations.
COST ::  Click here for more information

Whatever you get into this weekend, tag us on Instagram @SociaLifeChicago with #MakeTheScene. Have a great weekend!

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