Week In Awesome, 1.23.17 / by Julie Schumacher

Photo Credit: Rhine Hall

Photo Credit: Rhine Hall


This Week
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 24: Get to know the Chicago Design Community at this General Assembly event featuring Brenda Bergen of WINKdesign and Design Chair, Board of Directors at AIGA Chicago.

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

January 25: #TechAroundTown this month focuses on launching startups. Join experts including Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law for steps towards success.

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

January 28-29: Catch Department of Curiosities at Randolph Market, 10-5 on the stage in the main ballroom.

January 29: Join Lauren Ash for Mindful Meditation at Scratch Goods.

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 4: Lauren Ash is kicking off her multi-city yoga tour in Brooklyn. And the featured guest at Mindfullness: A Message & A Meditation at Hub Seventeen.

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

February 12: Committed 2017: An Avant-Garde Wedding Event by the Green Wedding Alliance is at Greenhouse Loft

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 12: Love Dose! with Department of Curiosities, Lifestyle with Ivory + Ash, Argaman&Defiance, and Dose Trousseau curated by Kelly Connolly of Nimble Well.

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.


Estera Events' new blog Knot & Moon is live!

Ever think of discovering a mid-century modern gem in the woods? Karen Valentine and her husband did! 

See which card from Brain Surgeons and Rocket Scientists was featured on Hello Giggles.

Be an editorial intern with Black Girl in Om. Then give them some love and a vote for a Shorty Award in health and wellness.

Molly Rudberg helps you know yourself in a world of smoke and mirrors.

Ideaction Corps founder and Illinois Executive Director at the Kennedy Forum Kelly O'Brien shares why she marched.

How to protest more effectively, right now by Aimee Schewe.

Margot Harrington is launching Union Strategy Sessions where work meets creativity meets activism meets accountability meets solidarity. She's offering a special introductory offer so leap on that, y'all.

Congrats to our friends at Polymathic, recently acquired by DevMynd.

Nicole Vasquez takes you on tour of three very different Chicago coworking spaces.

Jessica Zweig has 3 Steps to Stop Giving a F*ck What Other People Think.