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Chicago Weekend Guide! Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend Mar. 6-8

Chicago Weekend Guide! Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend Mar. 6-8

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 boozy festival, some cultural enlightenment or have a night out on the town that’ll make your snapchat and insta stories followers 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 March 6-8.




WHAT :: 23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

WHERE :: Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago | 164 N. State 60601
WHEN :: Friday March 6–April 2, 2020
WHY:: The largest festival in North America exclusively showcasing films originating in the European Union bringing the vibrant cultures of Europe to the comfort of your theater seat. With four full weeks of Chicago premieres representing all 28 EU member nations and a farewell selection of UK productions in the year of Brexit, you are sure to discover your new favorite movie.
COST :: Varies Click here for more info


WHAT :: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater In Chicago

WHERE :: Auditorium Theatre Chicago | 50 E. Ida B Wells Drive 60605
WHEN :: March 6-8| time varies by performance dates
WHY::  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “one of the best known companies in the world” that “never fails to inspire and delight” returns to its Chicago home of more than 50 years as a Visiting Resident Company. This run will present works from Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Jamar Roberts, Lar Lubovitch, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Donald Byrd, and Ronald K. Brown.
COST :: Tickets start at $35 Click here for more info  


WHAT :: Je’Caryous Johnson, Presents “Set It Off: Live On Stage”

WHERE:: The Arie Crown Theatre | 3145 North Sheffield 60657
WHEN :: Friday March 6 and Saturday March 7 | 8PM
WHY:: Chicago native Da Brat is coming home as part of the ensemble of writer/director/producer Je’Caryous Johnson stage play adaptation of F. Gary Gray’s 1996 breakout movie, Set It Off. The production featured Da Brat, LeToya Luckett, Kyla Pratt and Demetria McKinney. The tour version of the play still featured Chicago emcee Da Brat, but the other key roles are filled by Lil Mo, Drew Sidora and Keshia Knight Pulliam. Legendary actor, Leon also stars.
COST :: $49+  Click Here for more info


WHAT :: Charm’d Pop-up Bar

WHERE :: Deuces & Diamonds | 3505 N. Clark Street
WHEN :: Friday March 6 through Tuesday March 17
WHY:: Chicago’s magical Irish pop-up bar experience is back and will only be here through St. Patricks day. This Friday March 6 will be a Guinness #stacheForCharity night: Adult beer lovers can sip their pint and share photos of their stache – whether self-grown and groomed, drawn-on, or Guinness-enhanced – with @GuinnessUS using #StacheForCharity, and Guinness will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to the Guinness Gives Back Fund in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturday March 7 is Unofficial 2020.
COST :: ​ Click here to for more info & reserve tickets  



WHAT :: Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago 

Duro Olowu, Spring/Summer 2020, Look 22. Photo: Christina Ebenezer. Terry Adkins, Omohundro, 2002. Brass and copper; 60 × 29 × 8 in. (152.4 × 73.7 × 20.3 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, promised gift of Helen and Sam Zell, PG2018.1. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York. Henri Matisse, Laurette with a Cup of Coffee, 1916–17. Oil on canvas; 22 11/16 × 15 11/16 in. (57.6 × 39.8 cm). The Art Institute Chicago, Estate of Marguerita S. Ritman; Marian and Samuel Klasstorner Endowment; through prior gifts of Philip D. Armour; through prior bequests of Dorothy C. Morris and Marguerita S. Ritman © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York) Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY

WHERE :: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago | 220 E. Chicago Avenue 
WHEN :: Saturday, March 7 through May 10
WHY::  Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, the newest exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
COST :: Exhibit Free with admission  Click here for more info 

WHAT :: Chicago Wine Fest – A River North Wine Tasting

WHERE :: Moe’s Cantina | 155 W. Kinzie Street 60654
WHEN :: Saturday, March 7 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHY :: Grab your closest friends and come out to this huge River North venue for a day full of fun, laughs, your favorite tunes, and of course WINE!.
COST :: $60 Click here for more information.


WHAT:: “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”

WHERE :: Steppenwolf Theatre | 1650 N Halsted Street 60614
WHEN :: Saturday,  March 7 | 3pm & 7:30pm – 90 minutes, presented without intermission 
WHY :: A world premiere adaptation of Erika L. Sánchez’s award-winning novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter follows Julia, a Chicago high school student as she navigates trials and tribulations of following her dreams of becoming a writer alongside the death of her sister, Olga—who might not have been quite as perfect as she seemed. This poignant and vibrant new work is a love story to young Chicanas who, in trying to find the truth about the people and the world around them, end up finding themselves.
COST :: Tickets start at $20 Click here for more info


WHAT:: Afro Fusion – Ghana Independence Day Edition

WHERE :: The Promontory | 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue 
WHEN :: Saturday, March 7|  Doors 10pm 
WHY :: The biggest Ghana Independence celebration party in Chicago will take place this weekend. Music from DJ Dee Money, DJ Chief and DJ 3k 
COST :: $10-$20  Click here for more info


WHAT :: My Dad Wrote a Porno Live in Chicago

WHERE :: The Chicago Theatre | 175 N. State Street 60601
WHEN :: Saturday March 7 | 8:00 pm
WHY:: British podcast hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine is bringing the funny live and direct to Chicago audience.
COST :: SOLD OUT but Resale Tix available  Click here for more information.



WHAT :: EQ3 x Marimekko

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WHERE :: EQ3 Chicago Halsted – Modern Furniture | 1520 North Halsted Street 60642
WHEN :: Sunday, March 8 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHY :: To celebrate International Women’s Day, EQ3’s hosting an exclusive event with Finnish design house Marimekko, who champion strong women leaders. Engage in a panel discussion, moderated by Ivonna Young, Marimekko’s North American Marketing Manager, celebrating Why We’re Proud with influential designers, entrepreneurs, and professionals in Chicago. Guests in attendance will be treated mimosas and brunch, receive an exclusive discount card and a free gift PLUS enter for your chance to win an EQ3 gift card.
COST :: Free with RSVP  Click here for more information.


WHAT :: Authentic Ireland Cooking Class

WHERE :: Williams Sonoma Lincoln Park | 1550 N. Fremont Street 60622
WHEN :: Sunday March 8 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
WHY :: Learn to make Authentic Ireland Fare, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day at an exciting cooking class featuring Kayla Howey of The Original Dish.
COST :: Free admission Click here for more information

WHAT :: Flour Power: A Bake Sale with Purpose

WHERE :: The Ivy Room | 12 East Ohio Street
WHEN :: Sunday, March 8 | 11 AM – 2 PM
WHY :: Join us for the first-ever Flour Power: A Bake Sale with Purpose in support of International Women’s Day. Flour Power will bring together women throughout Chicago’s hospitality industry like Mindy Gohr from Bittersweet Pastry Shop, Andrea CotĂ© from RPM Seafood and more, all donating their time and talent for this great cause. Each participating chef will dish out a signature pastry available for purchase.Hosted by The Rowe Club, a women-focused hospitality group from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, all proceeds from this bake sale will go to Women Unite!
COST :: $20 (Entrance fee + 5 vouchers to be used towards baked goods); $30 (Entrance fee + 5 vouchers + A Flour Power Tote Bag) Click here for more information.

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

*featured image credit: @tinetinetinep


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