WEEK IN AWESOME 1.16.2016 / by Julie Schumacher

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This Week
January 16: Learn more about your (or your partner’s) g-spot at Early to Bed.

January 18: Winter Solstice Celebration: Malas & Meditation with Flourish.

January 19: Sara Aye of Greater Good Studio talks human-centered design thinking at the meeting of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation

January 19: Pre-March Prep Rally at Greenhouse Loft. Sign making, solidarity and snacks.

January 21: March in Chicago. Or in DC. Anywhere. Just get out there and get loud.

January 24: Self Care as Warfare with Homeroom's School Night co-host Keidra Chaney features artists, professionals, and activists talking de-escalation tactics, media literacy, mental health with specific strategies for self-preservation in post-inauguration uncertainty.

January 25: Finances and Taxes for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses at The Shift.

January 28: Head to Boleo for the launch of Fernet Lola, a dreamy boozy collaboration between Rhine Hall and Kimpton.

January 30: Slow Food Chicago bookclub. Discussion is on The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Executive Chef and Co-owner of Blue Hill Harm at Stone Barns, Dan Barber.

January 31: Cowork with Deskpass and STA at Grind.

February 1: Drink & Draw: Comfort Foods at Spudnik Press.

February 6: Between Bites is back and Johanna Lowe is on the speaking menu.

February 12: Black Girl in Om Self Care Sunday. January sold out fast so here's your nudge to get on it.

February 12: Filigree Suppers offers a perfect pre-Valentine's meal with DUET.

February 13: Join organizer Alison Sustarich of Tiny Bold at 826Chi's Who Wants Love...a grownups' graphic design meets kids writing meets fundraiser.

February 20-21: Get thee to the Potluck hospitality conference in LA in part to hear Elise of Filigree Suppers.

February 22: Winterlude Pop-Up Dinner by Big Delicious Planet at South Loop Loft.


Get your This Is Not Normal pattern from Badass Cross Stitch.

Social media detox ideas with Jessica Zweig.

Some of our favorite vendors made the 2017 Best of Borrowed and Blue. See Firehouse, FIG Catering, Greenhouse Loft, Pollen, Nika Vaughan.

Give some love to Second Shift as they get ready for their Logan Square opening.