WEEK IN AWESOME XLXVI / by Julie Schumacher


All month:
Head to the Wit Hotel Popup every W-F 2-7 and Sat 12-7 and catch Production Mode.

This week:
August 15: Join members of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance at Pollen Floral Design to rework slightly used wedding flowers for donation, then bring them to folks who could use a lift!

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 20: Vegetarian Dinner at Prairie Fruits Farm with Sunday Dinner Club.

August 21: Vegetarian Brunch at Prairie Fruits Farm with Sunday Dinner Club.

August 21: Rediscovery Supper with Filigree Suppers.

August 21-24: Say hi to Nourishing Notes at NY NOW the wholesale products & innovative designs tradeshow. They're at booth 5310.

August 23: Contract for Creatives: How to Protect Yourself and Your Artwork with Shannon Downey at Spudnik Press Cooperative.

August 24: Tickets are available, and going fast, for the Vegetarian Harvest Dinner from Slow Food Chicago.

August 25-26: SDC Annual Veggie Dinner.

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

August 27: Beginner Calligraphy workshop with Jenna Blazevich

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Support Women with Drive Foundation's efforts to Fuel Elizabeth's Future.

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All About Black Love from the BGIO blog by Lauren Ash.

Head to three new restaurants including the new Owen & Alchemy location in Lincoln Park.

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Snapchat like a Boss with these tips from Jessica Zweig.

PureWow has five Chicago-made products to snag including Local Eclectic and Production mode.