THE HAPPY PLACE
HAPPY PLACE was created because…our world today can use a lot more happiness, to create a special place where anyone who walks in is surrounded by all things HAPPY. The first HAPPY PLACE launched in Los Angeles. Watching so many visitors of all ages from all around the world come through and leave with a smile, made us wonder, why not spread the HAPPY?
DATES: June 28 – August 6
LOCATION: 1004 N Elston Ave (Bucktown)
COST: Tickets – Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: $30, Friday/Saturday/Sunday: $35.00 there’s a $2.50 service fee
WHAT’S THE VIBE: Happy AF. Listen, adulting is hard; between work, trying to balance life, extra curricular obligations and nagging bills, you can get pretty down. This is a surefire mood lifter because fun. Remember those awesome McDonalds playhouses from back in the day and how much fun it was? Kinda sorta like that but for grown folks. Also Insta content for days, what’s to say no to? Grab a friend, grad your babe or even take a parent and we’ll see you there!
REFINERY 29 ROOMS
DATES: July 26 through July 29
LOCATION: 1522 West Hubbard Street (West Loop)
COST: Tickets – $39 | Tickets are SOLD OUT but you can join a waitlist
WHAT’S THE VIBE: Though the pop-up experience has yet to open, you can expect the NY based media company to hype it its celeb factor like they’ve done for other cities the 29Rooms art experience has been hosted in. Make sure you take lots of pictures to bomb your feed even after 29 Rooms has left the city (you do it for vacay pics anyways). 29 Rooms description: “Turn It Into Art” taps into the transformative and healing power of creativity. Come experience Refinery29’s imaginative spirit through an interactive funhouse of style, culture, and creativity — brought to life by a group of global artists and visionaries across mediums and powered by you! Create, play, and explore as you make your way through each of the individually curated rooms that are packed with magic and brimming with inspiration.
The Chicago stop of the art/insta bait pop up is a mystery no more. Chicago Ideas Co-founder Brad Keywell along with Irwin Adam Eydelnant who was one of the founding partners of another popular insta friendly experience Museum of Ice Cream, have joined forces to bring this new concept to Chicagoans. The planned rooms include a “zero-gravity ball pit,” full of floating balls and “Let’s Survive Forever,” a Yayoi Kusama infinity mirror room (her full exhibit is at the Cleveland Museum right now btw).
DATES: August 17 – September 17
LOCATION: 1130 W. Monroe St. (West Loop)
COST: Tickets – $32 | Admission to wndr museum is a timed experience, ±45 minutes, arrive no more than 30 minutes after your reservation time.
WHAT’S THE VIBE: Cool concept but certainly not anything new or revolutionary here. Keeping it this wndr museum Chicago version of infinity mirrors room is certainly NOT the same that’s part of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors that’s made stops at The Broad in LA, Ontario or NYC and at the Cleveland museum right now; this version is more a mirrored room of Yayoi Kusama Narcissus Garden. The website describes wndr museum Chicago this way: Step into a space that reveals the wonder of the natural world around us. Featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, wndr museum invites you to explore a new genre of immersive experience.
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