WEEK IN AWESOME XLXXI / by Julie Schumacher

Gold flatware available for rental from  Nimble Well

Gold flatware available for rental from Nimble Well


Head to Oak Fabrics this month for a Po Campo pop-up shop.

This Week
The Slow Food Farm Roast Auction is live through 9/22. Bid on something awesome!

September 19: Use Your Words: How to Talk about Your Sex Life and Start Getting What You Want, a workshop with Amy Jo Goddard at Early to Bed.

September 19-20: Join the Roots Conference to talk about facilitating change in food service with moderator Chandra Ram.

September 23: Join Deskpass for a free day of coworking (and a happy hour, woot!) at the new (and rad, woot!) Life Creative.

September 24: Branding On Purpose, With Purpose, a Brightly Branded Intensive with life, business and brand coach Lisa Guillot. Special guest speaker Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om!

September 24: Learn pointed pen calligraphy with Jenna Blazevich.

September 24: Love & Flow - Fueling Life & Relationship with Passion, Connection & Commitment with Molly Rudberg & Samadi Demme.

September 25: Dose is back! Say hey to Argaman & Defiance, Department of Curiosities, Smilebooth, Hand & Cloth and oodles more.

September 29: Tickets are available for Crispy Taco Night with Sunday Dinner Club.

October 1: The Suffragette Social benefits Spudnik Press Cooperative and celebrates printmaking’s roots as an agent for social and political change.

October 5: Drink and Draw at Spudnik Press is back with its October sticker time theme. Join this low-key drop-in social drawing workshop.

October 7: Feed Your Mind 2016, a gala to benefit Pilot Light with awesome chefs like Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter and Sunday Dinner. 

October 8: In Memphis? Beginner Oblique Calligraphy with Jenna Blazevich at the creative Works Conference. 

October 10: Looking for something for your kids to do on Columbus Day? Culinary classes for young chefs 8+ with Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

October 15: Beginner calligraphy with Jenna Blazevich.

October 15: Clean Eating Bootcamp with wellness chef Alia Dalal.

October 15 & 16: Open House Chicago from Chicago Architecture Foundation features awesome spots like Firehouse Chicago.

October 21: Save the date! Celeb Chef Ball to support Meals on Wheels.

October 21 & 22: Join Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om in New York at the W.E.L.L. Summit.

October 22: Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest to support Kendall College Trust.

November 18: Head to Milwaukee for Growing Power. You'll hear from Will Allen, Ron Finley and Alice Waters as well as Sugar Beet Schoolhouse's Cheryl Munoz.

November 19: Save the date NOW for an epic museum party. Kristen Kaza is co-producing/programming PRIME TIME alongside Pitchfork and the Museum of Contemporary Art.


Check out Episode 1 of Girls Get Real, a new podcast co-hosted by Jessica Zweig and focused on empowering women.

Women at the Helm looks at women mixing and curating for Klimpton Hotel including Janice Bond.

Watch how Women With Drive is empowering one woman's future.

Creative lawyer Patrice Perkins weighs in on the recent "Stairway to Heaven" copyright ruling for legal blog Upcounsel. 

Keidra Chaney's piece SISTER OUTSIDER HEADBANGER: ON BEING A BLACK FEMINIST METALHEAD is featured over on Bitch Media.

How therapy can jumpstart your life, over on Black Girl in Om.