WEEK IN AWESOME XLXIV / by Julie Schumacher


This Week:
Ongoing: Check Janice Bond + others' work at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

August 2: Discuss the future of the Green Restaurant Coalition at Homestead on the Roof.

August 4: preSERVE gardening with Slow Food Chicago + microbook club on Seedfolks.

August 7: Made in Chicago Market featuring Rare Bird Preserves and Vichcraft.

August 8: Fried Chicken and Champagne Campaign to benefit Pilot Light.

August 11: Shine & Dine Gala to benefit Step Up Network, featuring Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter & Sunday Dinner Club.

August 13: Jam + scones class with Rare Bird Preserves from the Sugar Beet Coop.

August 15/17/19: Young chefs learn to cook vegetarian goodness with this hands-on Sugarbeet Schoolhouse camp.

August 17: Cross Stitch 101 with Badass Cross Stitch + Shannon Downey.

August 18: Embroidery 101 with Shannon Downey.

August 19: Headshot Friday with Averyhouse.

August 21: Rediscovery Supper with Filigree Suppers.

August 24: Save the date for the Vegetarian Harvest Dinner from Slow Food Chicago.

August 26-27: Wine and Art Walk at the Mortem Arboretum featuring Aureate Atelier.

August 27: Beginner Calligraphy workshop with Jenna Blazevich

September 16: Iterate! Human-Centered Design Tools for Social Innovation with George Aye of Greater Good Studio


If you are planning to vote Democrat in November or are a lover of well-designed, clever things, Vichcraft is part of the Forty-Five Pin Project in support of Hillary Clinton's historic bid for the White House. 

Lisa shares the fourth entry in her journey to coaching and a life by design.

Shannon Downey's Danish TV debut (at 16:34). Then go stitch some Michelle goodness or some Hillary goodness from Badass Cross Stitch. 

Build a great Snapchat story with tips from Jessica Zweig.

Then give Jessica a listen on The Snapchatters podcast.

We agree! Firehouse Chicago IS an awesome holiday party venue.

How Art Saved My Life over on Black Girl in Om.

Champion a DJ who champions Party Noire and was a victim of theft.