WEEK IN AWESOME XLXXIII / by Julie Schumacher

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This Week
October 3: Donation-based yoga at Early To Bed.

October 4: Party Noire and Project RSP invite you to #PrEP4Love LIVE presents: Black Joy, an evening dedicated to all of the #carefreeblackgirls in Chicago and beyond who are committed to uplifting womanhood and wellness. 

October 4: Next Bites monthly happy hour at Piece.

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 5-16: Baudelaire In A Box Episode 9: Unquenched at Links Hall with music by Annie Higgins and more.

October 6: Antique Taco's Blanket Music Series with Tyler Sjöström.

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 10: Sunday Dinner Club's Sardinian Dinner with Half Acre Beer Company.

October 11: Bourbon & Brainstorming for Intrapreneurs with Polymathic.

October 13: Antique Taco's Blanket Music Series with Abbi Rajasekhar.

October 14: Early To Bed turns 15. Join them and Vichcraft for a big ol' birthday party.

October 15: Beginner calligraphy with Jenna Blazevich.

October 15: preSERVE Garden volunteer day with Slow Food Chicago.

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 16: Join Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge with guests including Lauren Ash, Patrice Perkins and Dawn Hancock.

October 20: Antique Taco's Blanket Music Series with Family Band.

October 21: Fashion Study Collection Open House at Columbia College. 

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: Pie Patch Crop Mob with Slow Food Chicago.

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

November 10: Join Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge with guests including Veronica Corzo-Duchardt in Philly.

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.


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Black Girl in Om is looking for a graphic design intern and a social media intern. Apps due Wednesday!