WEEK IN AWESOME XLXVIII / by Julie Schumacher


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 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: 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.

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.


This wedding featured on Carats & Cake with Nimble Well, Sarah Drake Design and Estera Events.

And this Big Delicious Planet Farm Dinner featuring Foxglove Studio and Nimble Well.

Take a city bike vacation with these tips from Po Campo.

Six things to stop doing with social media, from Mana at LIghtspan Digital.

Jamie of Production Mode and Department of Curiosities talks teaching textiles on the Lill Street blog.

How to stop being a starving artist from Patrice at Creative Genius Law.

Vogue features the skin care routines of 9 black women including Lauren Ash.

#WriteAdsLikeAGirl...including this one by Aimee Schewe.