WEEK IN AWESOME XLXIX / by Julie Schumacher


This Week
September 6: PechaKuchua Chicago is back with luminaries like Janice Bond.

September 7: Meet the 2016 Spudnik Press Cooperative local artist residents at this open house.

September 10 & 11: Renegade! Check out Forth Faves Argaman&Defiance, Po Campo, Vichcraft and so many more.

September 11: Self-Care Sunday with Black Girl in Om.

September 11: Slow Food Farm Roast. Yum! And say hi to our friends FIG Catering.

September 14: The next Big Delicious Planet Farm Dinner features a collaboration with the Green Wedding Alliance, one of our favorite organizations!

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

September 17: Once in a Blue Moon, Surge's annual gala, is an evening of glam and giving back, with the opportunity to provide safe water to children.

September 17: Tapas dinner with Prairie Fruits Farm and SDC.

September 18: Annual Backyard Dinner for Growing Home featuring Honey Butter Fried Chicken.

September 18: Tapas brunch with Prairie Fruits Farm and SDC.

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

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 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.


Vote! Red Tricycle's best of nominees includes our favorite kids photogs, A Little Photo Studio.

Check out Department of Curiosities in Lingerie Journal.

Chicago's 20 best brunches include Baker Miller!

Chicago Artists Resource talks with cultural curator and all-around badass Janice Bond.

Six resources for overcoming fear and doubt as a creative entrepreneur from Patrice of Creative Genius Law.

Nubian Skin features inspiraitonal women Black Girl in Om.

We heart Owen + Alchemy, too.