Fresh Start to Your Week: 9/11 – 9/13

It's the beginning of another September week and I'm sure you're looking for some fun events to attend! Look no further as this fresh start rounds up some of the best music, readings, and pop ups happening this week! Go out and enjoy the mild weather before it starts to cool down! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th Tokidoki x JuJuBe Tokipops Pre-Launch Sales Event @ Rotofugi, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM - 10:00PM WHAT: Bright and colorful breakfast food patterns on some choice accessories SO WHAT: Rotofugi will be holding a pre-launch sales event for the new Tokipops pattern bags and accessories by tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be! These ultra vibrant and adorable patterned accessories will feature a cast of all-star characters from the tokidoki universe having some fun with tasty treats! Complimentary snacks and beverages will also be available; BYOB if you want adult beverages. NOW WHAT: The event is free, just come buy with come cash to get in on some of these great accessories. There are free gifts for anyone that spends $100 on the new line, while supplies last. To avoid the long queue, Rotofugi will be offering line tickets for this event which will be available at the store starting at 11:00am.
Salonathon: Quitters @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 8:00PM WHAT: A weekly show of experimental work featuring an inclusive creative community throwing  a great party! SO WHAT: The theme of this week’s Salonathon, guest curated by Emma Alamo, is Quitter: a chance to redefine the word. Join the party and experience a line up of fantastic Chicago artists performing some underground, emerging, and genre-defying art and stick around for a fun community with jams provided by DJ Danny Leroy. You can check out the lineup of artists at their event page! NOW WHAT: You can RSVP here for the 8-9pm hosted bar!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th Thao Nguyen & Yowler @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM WHAT: A nice solo show from Thao of the Get Down Stay Down SO WHAT: Thao Nguyen has been making some of the most infectious and intense music the indie rock realm has seen. Last year's Man Alive took Nguyen and her band The Get Down Stay Down to new levels of intensity and rawness that added even more energy to their boisterous sound. Thao Nguyen will be joined by minimal yet complex soundscapes of Yowler! NOW WHAT: Tickets are $20 for this excellent night of music! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th Pop out at h! bar @ The Hollander, 2022 W North Ave., 8:00PM - 10:00PM WHAT: A showcase of some of the most talented musicians and culture makers in the city. SO WHAT: This monthly series presented by Young Chicago Authors brings together the best talent Chicago has to offer for an insight into our city’s vibrant cultural renaissance. This month’s event is hosted by Kevin Coval and features live performances and readings by Elton Aura, Essie Linzy and E’mon Lauren. There will also be a live DJ Set by DJ Ca$h Era. NOW WHAT: There is no cover for this all ages show. Must be 21+ to drink. stars align logoStars Align with The Garvey Train & Marshan @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:30PM WHAT: Special collaborations in music SO WHAT: Stars Align brings together two local acts to see what happens when their distinct styles collide to create music. The event introduces you to both new artists and lets some of your favorites shine in a new light. This edition of Stars Align features The Garvey Train & Marshan. NOW WHAT: This event is free, so don’t miss out on this one time collaboration.
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Julian Ramirez