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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 February 28 through March 1.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28
WHAT :: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo C2E2
WHERE :: McCormick Place South Building | 2301 S. King Drive 60616
WHEN :: Friday February 28 – Sunday March 1 9pm-2am
WHY:: George Takei, Karl Urban, Las Alonso, Mark Buffalo, Erin Moriarty, Stephen Amell are all scheduled to be in Chicago for the Midwest’ largest pop culture expo. Think of it like a Chicago ComicCon. You will experience autograph sessions with some of the above named celebs, panels, comic artists and .
COST :: Varies: 3-day GA badge $95; Individual day tickets: $45-$55; Autograph Ops from $30 Click here for more info
WHAT :: THE MARCH VR Experience Opening Night
WHERE :: DuSable Museum of African American History | 1375 W. Lake Street Chicago 60607
WHEN :: Saturday February 28 |
WHY:: TIME and executive producer Viola Davis invite you to experience THE MARCH, a groundbreaking immersive exhibit that re-creates one of the most iconic moments in American history, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Step into history. Walk in their footsteps.
Dare to dream. Experience it and share #MarchOn; the March opening February 28 will run through November 2020.
COST :: $varuies Click here for more info
WHAT :: Eric Nam – Before We Begin World Tour Chicago with FRENSHIP
WHERE:: The Vic Theatre | 3145 North Sheffield 60657
WHEN :: Friday February 28 | Doors at 6:30 PM
WHY:: A regular in Korea’s music scene, Eric has promoted two mini albums and multiple singles in Korea. He has charted at #1 on several occasions and held shows in the U.A.E., Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Morocco, and the United States. In concert with FRENSHIP.
COST :: $30+ Click Here for more info
WHAT :: The Times of Bill Cunningham Chicago Premiere
WHERE :: Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago | 164 N. State Street 60601
WHEN :: Friday February 28 Premiere | Through Thursday March 12
WHY:: This chronicle of the creative journey of New York Times “On the Street” photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham (1929-2016) might well bear the alternate title “Tales of Lost New York.” Director Mark Bozek and former model and fashion advocate Bethann Hardison are scheduled to be present in our Gallery/Café for Q&A following the 6:15 pm screening on Friday, February 28.
COST :: Varies Click here for more info
WHAT :: The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights
WHERE :: DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E. 56th Place
WHEN :: Friday, February 28 | 7 – 8:30pm
WHY:: The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights is a touring one-woman show that follows a Chicago student’s personal evolution while studying the Civil Rights Movement. Written by Yolanda Androzzo and Directed by Sophiyaa Nayar using poetry, hip-hop and history, the performance features stories of both celebrated and unsung Chicago-based civil rights activists. One actress transforms into many characters in a cross-cultural portrayal of major Civil Rights Movement events of the 1950s and 1960s.
RSVP for FREE :: RSVP for Free admission Click here for more info
WHAT :: Akris Spring/Summer 2020 Trunk Show
WHERE :: Saks Fifth Avenue | 700 N Michigan Avenue
WHEN :: Friday, February 28 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
WHY:: Shoppers are invited to view the latest spring/summer 2020 collection from Akris on the 2nd floor, Women’s Designer.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29
WHAT :: Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago Opening & Talk
WHERE :: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago | 220 E. Chicago Avenue
WHEN :: Saturday, February 29 Opens 10am | Talk @ 2pm
WHY:: On the opening day of the exhibition Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Olowu discusses the themes, process, and revelations of building this exhibition with MCA Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, introduced by Manilow Senior Curator Naomi Beckwith.
COST :: Exhibit Free with admission |$15 ($10 member, $8 student) to Conversation between Naomi Beckwith and Duro Olowu Click here for more info
WHAT:: Legacy Awards 2020 presented by WDB Marketing
WHERE :: Malcolm X College| 1900 W Jackson Boulevard 60612
WHEN :: Saturday, February 29 | 6-10pm
WHY :: The WDB L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards will celebrate the impact of Black entrepreneurs in Chicago. The awards highlights each area of importance in communities – Leadership, Education, Growth, Advocacy, Community and Youth. With a packed house the events highights include the Black Restaurant Showcase, business networking, an awards show and the young entrepreneur pitch.
COST :: GA $65 | VIP $100 Click here for more info
WHAT:: Pilsen Gourmet
WHERE :: Apollo’s 2000 | 2875 W Cermak Rd 60608
WHEN :: Saturday, February 29| 5 pm to 10 pm
WHY :: Over 20 restaurants from Pilsen and the nearby Chicago area are convening at this new gourmet and specialty foods fundraiser for Pilsen Fest as well as to showcase the talents of some of today’s leading Latino Chefs making an impact in the industry. The event will feature chef demos, an array of craft artists, an art silent auction and live Latino contemporary music and DJs.
COST :: $50 Click here for more info
SUNDAY MARCH 1
WHAT :: wndr x Molly’s Cupcakes: Cupcake Workshop
WHERE :: wndr museum | 1130 West Monroe Street 60607
WHEN :: Sunday, March 1 | 10AM-12PM
WHY :: Join wndr for a fun morning of creativity and cupcakes! wndr is partnering with Molly’s Cupcakes to bring you an elevated museum experience workshop led by the experts from Molly’s Cupcakes in the West Loop. Each kit will include 4 cupcakes (2 chocolate and 2 vanilla) to decorate. The theme will be “Head in the Clouds”, inspired by one of wndr’s current exhibits. You can also explore the museum.
COST :: $30 Click here for more information
WHAT :: One Off Hospitality’s Paul Kahan in conversation with London Chefs Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver
WHERE :: Barbara’s Bookstore inside Macy’s State Street | 111 N. State Street, Lower Level
WHEN :: Sunday March 1 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHY :: The Book of St John authors, the inimitable master chefs Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver of London’s St. JOHN will be in Chicago celebrating the US release of their long-awaited new tome The Book of St. JOHN in conversation with iconic Chicago chef Paul Kahan.
COST :: Free admission | Buy the book 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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